Stop playing arbitrator in S China Sea dispute, China tells US

(From China Daily)

China has accused the United States of playing the “arbitrator outside the tribunal” card over disputes in the South China Sea, in response to recent remarks by a top US official that backed the Philippines.

A Chinese marine surveillance ship conducts patrol mission in waters of the South China Sea

A Chinese marine surveillance ship conducts patrol mission in waters of the South China Sea

A United Nations arbitration tribunal has been asked by the Philippines to rule on the dispute.

“Attempting to push forward the arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines, the US side acts like an ‘arbitrator outside the tribunal’, designating the direction the tribunal should take. This is inconsistent with the position the US side claims to uphold on issues concerning the South China Sea disputes,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said in a written statement on Friday. Read more



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  • Skalla

    In all fairness, one must agree that China will probably better develop these islands that the Philippines ever would or could. In our resources-limited world, assets should go to those who can better and more efficiently exploit them.