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China takes another Philippine atol

Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by DavyL200, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. DavyL200

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    traditional Filipino fishing ground near Palawan where they have stationed up to five ships to keep local fishermen at bay, sources said.

    Now effectively under Chinese control is Quirino or Jackson Atoll, which has been a rich source of catch for a long time for fishermen from Palawan, Southern Luzon, Western Visayas and even Manila.

    Gray and white Chinese vessels have not left the atoll, which Filipino fishermen also call Jackson Five, because of the existence of five lagoons in the area.

    The Chinese are claiming almost the entire South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea. Manila is contesting Beijing’s claim before an international arbitral court based in The Hague.

    Filipino fishermen lamented the Chinese vessels would not allow them to come near or linger in the Quirino Atoll.

    The area is between the Philippine-occupied Lawak Island and the Chinese-occupied Panganiban (Mischief) Reef.

    Fishermen from Mindoro Occidental who asked not to be named said Chinese boats chased them away when they tried to enter the area last week.

    “These gray and white Chinese ships, around four of them inside the lagoon, prevented us from entering our traditional fishing ground,” one of the fishermen said.

    Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon Jr. said the Chinese ships have been staying in Quirino Atoll for more than a month now. “They have many ships there,” he said, without elaborating. China takes Phl atoll
  2. Rye83

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    Good lord, how many claims do they have to make before the international community makes some type of ruling on it? Seems "The Hague" and the international courts are about as useful as t*ts on a bull.
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  3. robert k

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    I think China should just roll over all they are claiming then demand reparations. They are probably just dragging it out just to watch the Philippine government panic, like a cat playing with a mouse.
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    Interesting article. Is Negros Island considered a Philippine atol? I do not fish much so I will not have much of concern in that aspect. However I am sure I will have a problem reading the Chinese road signs when those changes comes about. Is any one aware of a class or school in the local areas that enables people to read Chinese road signs? I would hate driving down Perdices Street after it was renamed to Hu Jintao Boulevard, only to find I was going in the wrong direction or have another vehicle coming straight at me because I could not read the new Chinese road signs properly.... opps that happens almost every day now. maybe I need to learn to read those English road signs that are not enforced. :wtf:
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    Relax my friend, if You manage the Phils road signs (what signs?), I am sure You can with the Chinese ones. Same traffic rules in China and PI: Me First :blackalien:

    South China Sea is China's backyard. They do as they please. PI nor armed states of a can do but arms scrambling. Live with it.

    Good China protect her atolls from phil dynamite and poison fishing :cool:
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