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China test a gross failure for Noynoy EDITORIAL05/14/2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

China test a gross failure for Noynoy

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05/14/2012
Noynoy should put away his US-made blinders and look objectively on the root of the longest and the most serious standoff ever with China over claims on the Scarborough Shoal.

The view from China, based on the many commentaries that seem to have grown in numbers and intensity the past few days among official newspapers which are deemed mouthpieces of the government, is that the incident was provoked by the administration of Noynoy by introducing a military vessel, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, the country’s first true post-Second World War Philippine Navy ship, which was a retired US Coast Guard cutter, in the area.

Last April, BRP Gregorio del Pilar intercepted Chinese fishing boats and alleged that these were intruding into Philippine territory despite the fact that since 1997, based on accounts of China newspapers and Filipino fishermen, there was calm, although uneasy, in the area shared by fishermen not only among Filipinos and Chinese but also among Vietnamese and Taiwanese fishers..... MORE

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