Donald Trump Says “China”
Published on Aug 28, 2015
Donald Trump says the word China over and over.
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China looms large in the world today.
China is innocent of all the terrible things that China demonizers accuse her of.
But the mere fact that she is a recovering world power provokes paranoia in the US-led Empire of Chaos.
Su Di Wen The kangaroo court is headed by a right wing Japanese, and everyone knows Japan had been illegally occupying the Diaoyu islands and in a similar dispute with China. Four out of five judges were handpicked by this Japanese.
The arbitration can only work if both sides accept to abide by the outcome prior to the proceeding, and only after both sides have already carried out discussion with each other. Both of these conditions were absent. Philippines claimed that between 1995 and 2012, 50 discussions have been conducted with no result. They lied. According to Alberto Encomienda, the Philippines diplomat in charge in this issue, despite China repeatedly asked Philippines to sit down to have a dialog to resolve the dispute, Philippines HAD NOT RESPONDED EVEN ONCE.
The kangaroo court should have been dissolved under that circumstances but it didn’t, and this is not in accordance with acceptable norms.
Then the kangaroo court ignored the fact that under UNCLOS, article 298 grants rights to signatories to exclude areas that they want to be excluded from the interpretation and interference of UNCLOS, and China had already listed all the nine dash lines areas in article 298. This is a clear case of showing contempt on China’s rights. Bear in mind that China isn’t the only country making use of the rights conferred under article 298. At least 43 other signatories have done the same. In fact, out of the five permanent members of the Security Council, other than US (which rejected UNCLOS although ironically it wants to force China to adhere to it), everyone of them made use of article 298.
Finally, UNCLOS’ spirit is supposed to promote harmony in maritime matter but NOT to rule on sovereignty issues. The kangaroo court went ahead anyway to rule on China’s sovereignty of that area.
China’s claim over the solid is water tight and solid., here are why.
As far back as the Han Dynasty(206-220BC), the South China Sea and these islands and rocks were already discovered during their navigation and work. At that time, SCS was named as “Zhang Sea” and these various groups of islands collectively as “Qitou”.
During the Sui (581-618AD) and Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), specific names were assigned to individual islands and area of seas and these included “Jiaoshi Mountain”(礁石山), Xiang Rock (象石), “Qizhou Sea” (七州洋), etc, reflecting the activities of the Chinese people at that time in these places.
During the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), the Chinese people began using proper names such as Shitang (石塘) and Changsha (长沙) to name these islands and rocks and to include them and their surrounding waters within the scope of administration of Hainan Province, area of economic zone, and defence.
Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368AD) continued to use these names such as Shitang and Changsha, and many capitals and cities also adopted these terms to be the name of some Chinese cities throughout subsequent dynasties.
The “Miscellaneous Record of South Sea Defensive Command Manual” (海南卫指挥佥事柴公墓志铭) recorded that during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD) Hainan Navy had over 10,000 soldiers and 50 large ships patrolling the Xisha, Zhongsha, and Nansha Islands. Various versions of Sea Navigation Manuals called “Genlubu”(更路簿) were produced during the Ming Dynasty showing detailed maps, names (of 22 Xisha and 76 Nansha islands), possible routes, fishing areas, and weather conditions to these islands and rocks. The various versions reflected centuries of navigational experience and economic activities in the region. Within the “Genlubu” also contains government instruction on issues such as boundary on where fishermen were allowed to venture into, amount of food they were to bring along, and size of the boats they’re permitted to use, clearly illustrates Guangdong provincial government administration were already in place during the Ming Dynasty.
From the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912AD) to the Republic of China, there were various efforts to formerly asserts sovereignty over these islands and rocks and to clearly show them on maps. For example in 1909, the Qing government sent Admiral Li Zhun (李准) from Guangdong to visit and survey the Xisha, Dongsha, Nansha, Zhongsha Islands during which he also named 15 additional islands and rocks.
In 1935, the Republic of China government appraised and verified the names of various islands and published the “South China Sea Islands Map” (中国南海岛屿图), clearly illustrates the inclusion of these Islands as Chinese territory.
According to international laws and principals four conditions must ALL be met to be able to claim sovereignty over them:
1. First to discover
2. FIrst to name
3. First to begin human activities
4. First to begin government administration.
China is the ONLY country that has met all of these four conditions as evidenced by “Genlubu” produced during the Ming dynasty or for some of the islands even further back to the Song Dynasty.
At the conclusion of WW2 and prior to discovery of oil, everyone recognised those territories to be part of China, including USA and Vietnam, with no objection from Philippines.
The The Cairo Conference of November 22-26, 1943, held in Cairo, Egypt, outlined the Allied position against Japan during World War II and made decisions about postwar Asia. The meeting was attended by Presiden of the United States Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Ministe of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China The main clauses of the Cairo Declaration are that the three great allies are fighting this war to restrain and punish the aggression of Japan that Japan be strippe of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized o occupied since the beginning of the First World War ir 1914, all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, including Manchuria, Formosa, and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed and that due course Korea shall become free and independent .
United States even helped KMT government military to recover those islands from the Japanese.
The most respected mapping company in United States had for decades at lease from 1947 edition to 1994 edition consistently showed those territories to be part of China. (link will be provided later for your verification).
The whole dispute could have been peacefully resolved between claimants countries through bilateral discussion, and China had a great track records in doing so without starting aggressive wars. Such a track record include resolving the dispute with Malaysia. Philippines, however., prodded by USA, refused to discuss, no matter how reasonable and patient Chiba has been in offering joint development.
That bring us to the issue on the strength of Philippines’only claim. We need to go back to the Philippines history to understand that it’s boundary was clearly defined by the treaty of Paris and treaty of Washington, both of which clearly stated that they EXCLUDE those islands and rocks. President Ramos amended the constitution to bring in areas, claiming that those islands and rocks belonged to nobody so since Philippines is the first to discover it, it is the rightful owner. But we had already provided historical evidence from China’s side proving otherwise, so Philippines claim is invalid to begin with.
Despite this, because China is a peace loving country rather than the monster that the west tries so hard to portray it to be, it told Philippine to have joint development to share the resources. But USA does not want Philippines to do so, as this would derail its plan to encircle and contain a rising China. That’s how we ended up with today’s situation.