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Beijing: Stop obsessing over 'man-made islands' in South China Sea

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 Ukshep    20,216

There's "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, Beijing said on Thursday, adding that all construction work presently underway in the area is for civilian purposes only, including some "necessary defensive facilities."

Beijing has laid claim to nearly all of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which an estimated $5 trillion worth of trade passes each year. The dispute over the area involves the Spratly and Paracel Islands. Beijing's territorial claims to the islands partly overlap those of the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. China also has ongoing territorial disputes in the area with Malaysia and Brunei.

A tribunal at The Hague said in a ruling last July that "there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the 'nine-dash line,'" referring to a demarcation line on a map of the sea from 1947. Beijing has ignored the verdict, however, saying its islands come with exclusive economic zones, where Chinese people have had activities for 2,000 years.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wu Qian noted on Thursday that China had every right to carry out the construction work as the Spratlys were inherent Chinese territory.

"There is no such thing as man-made islands," Wu told a regular monthly news briefing, as cited by Reuters. "Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including the necessary defensive facilities," he added, noting that some countries outside the region are seeking to stir things up and create tensions.

https://www.sott.net/article/346830-Beijing-Stop-obsessing-over-man-made-islands-in-South-China-Sea

You all already know where it could all eventually lead.

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 Siddrix    1,042
1 hour ago, Ukshep said:

There's "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, Beijing said on Thursday, adding that all construction work presently underway in the area is for civilian purposes only, including some "necessary defensive facilities."

Beijing has laid claim to nearly all of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which an estimated $5 trillion worth of trade passes each year. The dispute over the area involves the Spratly and Paracel Islands. Beijing's territorial claims to the islands partly overlap those of the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. China also has ongoing territorial disputes in the area with Malaysia and Brunei.

A tribunal at The Hague said in a ruling last July that "there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the 'nine-dash line,'" referring to a demarcation line on a map of the sea from 1947. Beijing has ignored the verdict, however, saying its islands come with exclusive economic zones, where Chinese people have had activities for 2,000 years.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wu Qian noted on Thursday that China had every right to carry out the construction work as the Spratlys were inherent Chinese territory.

"There is no such thing as man-made islands," Wu told a regular monthly news briefing, as cited by Reuters. "Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including the necessary defensive facilities," he added, noting that some countries outside the region are seeking to stir things up and create tensions.

https://www.sott.net/article/346830-Beijing-Stop-obsessing-over-man-made-islands-in-South-China-Sea

You all already know where it could all eventually lead.

They know full well how many countries they are makeing mad by doing what they do best... Its just machiavellianism at its worst... They are just makeing a big target in the ocean and waiting for the first sucker to take the bait... The best thing to do sometimes is nothing at all...

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 sybdragon    1,505

Yep. I had to laugh on that one. Hey, if all the other .govs can lie, so can China. :gsbrnint:

This world has gone officially crazy when you can watch someone do something and they turn around and tell you they didn't. Right to your face too.

Some classic Skynyrd from the 70s. Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies. Think China listens to Skynyrd? They've had smoke a long, long time.  :doobie:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-teenage-mind/201105/history-cannabis-in-ancient-china

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