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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hague-tribunal-to-rule-in/2944990.html

... interesting times ahead .... but almost all singaporeans are oblivious to its ramifications. Probably don't give a damn or don't know what's it all about  :-\
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Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 12:25:02 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/beijing-says-should-be-no/2947180.html

..... the top dog in Asia is unredoubtedly China ....

Everyone should put in effort to learn mandarin since it will be lingua fraca in future !  8)
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Re: Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 02:59:50 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/beijing-says-should-be-no/2947180.html

..... the top dog in Asia is unredoubtedly China ....

Everyone should put in effort to learn mandarin since it will be lingua fraca in future !  8)

those ABCs still asking parents write letter to exempt chinese.
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Re: Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 03:50:01 pm »
those ABCs still asking parents write letter to exempt chinese.

I think they will regret not studying harder for their Chinese .... in future all bosses will be either ah-tiongs or ABNN ..... chinaman or hindians will own Asia-Pacific ...... even uncle BJ studying very hard night-time part-time student of mandarin  8)

PS:  I think the irony of UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea

  • Singapore played a big part in drafting this - especially Prof Tommy Koh and pushing for this at UN
  • most countries have ratified it since it came into force especially claimant states in SEA
  • USA has never ratified it
  • China will never acknowledge it much less ratify it

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Re: Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 07:05:14 pm »
I think they will regret not studying harder for their Chinese .... in future all bosses will be either ah-tiongs or ABNN ..... chinaman or hindians will own Asia-Pacific ...... even uncle BJ studying very hard night-time part-time student of mandarin  8)

PS:  I think the irony of UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea

  • Singapore played a big part in drafting this - especially Prof Tommy Koh and pushing for this at UN
  • most countries have ratified it since it came into force especially claimant states in SEA
  • USA has never ratified it
  • China will never acknowledge it much less ratify it

hmmm. I think they'd rather pay a few times more in usd for goods which are MIC and relabelled .. than to pay in RMB?  ???
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Re: Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 07:14:21 pm »
hmmm. I think they'd rather pay a few times more in usd for goods which are MIC and relabelled .. than to pay in RMB?  ???

It's the white men syndrome at work :( ..... i see this playing out at No.5 every night .... :-\
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China urged to #CHexit from South China Sea
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 07:19:45 pm »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-urged-chexit-south-china-sea

.... people don't know which side their bread is buttered upon ....
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China says Philippines claims in South China Sea are 'baseless'
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2016, 11:39:48 am »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-philippines/2953112.html

China is now out to prove that it is top dog in South China Sea .....
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US pulled the strings behind the Philippines, observers say
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2016, 12:29:18 pm »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/us-pulled-strings-behind-philippines-observers-say

... even if the actions and strategy of the US were part of the containment policy against China and to ringfence its nemesis,  the actions of China has not always been above board particularly exerting undue influence on Laos and Cambodia to disrupt ASEAN joint communique on the South China Sea issue ...... a case of the pot calling the kettle black ......  :P
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China's legal setback could spur more South China Sea claims
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2016, 03:10:10 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-s-legal-setback-cou/2956668.html


The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague concluded that China had violated the Philippines' economic and sovereign rights. Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam also have unresolved, overlapping claims on parts of the South China Sea.

A five-judge tribunal dismissed China's "Nine-dash line" - a 69-year-old claim to roughly 85 percent of the South China Sea - saying it was unlawful under the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNLCLOS).

The ruling is binding for Beijing and Manila, but it also set a legal precedent by determining that UNCLOS rules take precedence over China's historic claims. That bolsters the treaty's standing in international law, experts said.

"It will have enormous impact on future jurisprudence and on the perceived legitimacy of other claims in the South China Sea and around the world," said Gregory Poling, head of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative.

Although China rejected the Hague court, which has no enforcement powers, Poling said that the vast majority of international arbitration awards over the last century have eventually been respected. "Reputational damage matters to modern states," he said.



Professor Tommy Koh and Singapore was so prescient in moving UNCLOS all those years ago ....  8)  ..... respect
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ASEAN to keep mum on South China Sea ruling: Diplomats
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 05:40:03 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asean-to-keep-mum-on/2956764.html

Of course must keep quiet mah .... China is top dog in Asia-Pacific ....

Bet u the diplomats are busy learning mandarin on part-time night-time basis like uncle BJ ..... :P .... we know which side our bread is buttered ...  :-[
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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/insight-caught-between/2959182.html

in reality a hollow victory for the Philippines ...... China still carries the 2nd biggest stick in South China Sea ....... perhaps for the best lest emotions get the better of either parties and escalates into a military confrontation
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Re: Hague tribunal to rule in tense South China Sea row
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 01:25:28 pm »
I just saw in the morning news that China netizens are encouraging one another to boycott Filipino mangoes in the name of patriotism.  ;D
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Re: Hague tribunal to rule in tense South China Sea row
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 01:29:30 pm »
I just saw in the morning news that China netizens are encouraging one another to boycott Filipino mangoes in the name of patriotism.  ;D

i think they just need to boycott Resorts World Manila - that's surely knock 1% off the Philippine's GDP
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