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China’s proposal on Spratlys not feasible — Miriam By Angie M. Rosales 05/06/2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

China’s proposal on Spratlys not feasible — Miriam

By Angie M. Rosales 05/06/2011

China’s proposal for a joint development of the disputed oil-rich Spratly’s island is not feasible, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said yesterday.

“That’s a hoary proposal. China has been making that proposal for over a decade. Basically, China is saying let us not quarrel over these maritime areas because each one can have a slice of the pie. We can just do it amicably among ourselves. The problem is that the actuations of China do not match its words. That is very easy to say but very difficult to do. You know, you’ll have to work out the mechanics and the devil is in the details,” she said.

The former chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee noted the move of the Chinese government which came after the lodged a complaint before the United Nations (UN) over recent incidents in the Philippine claimed territory off Palawan involving China..... MORE

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