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RP gov’t ‘lacks sincerity’ in sea dispute — China 05/25/2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

RP gov’t ‘lacks sincerity’ in sea dispute — China

05/25/2012
Beijing has accused Manila of not being sincere in seeking a peaceful end to a standoff over disputed waters, ramping up the rhetoric one day after confirming the deployment of more ships.

The Chinese foreign ministry made the remark as tension lingered over the Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal in the South China Sea, a vast body of water which stretches almost to the Equator and is claimed in its entirety by China.

“During the whole process, China has been appealing for diplomatic consultations to resolve the situation there,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular briefing.

“But the actions of the Philippine side cannot but raise our doubt over the sincerity of the Philippines to properly resolve the current situation.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120525hea4.html

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