Frequent question: Who owns West Philippine Sea?

After the Philippines (name officially adopted by the Philippine government on September 5, 2012 pursuant to Administrative Order No. 29.) West Philippine Sea is the official designation by the Philippine government of eastern parts of the South China Sea which are included in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

Who really owns West Philippines Sea?

The West Philippine Sea is the part of the South China Sea that belongs to the Philippines but China is claiming it as its own.

Is South China Sea belong to Philippines?

In Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, it was long called the “South China Sea” (Dagat Timog Tsina in Tagalog, Laut China Selatan in Malay), with the part within Philippine territorial waters often called the “Luzon Sea”, Dagat Luzon, by the Philippines.

Is West Philippine Sea recognized?

The ruling, which the PCA made on July 12, 2016, recognized the exclusive rights of the Philippines over the West Philippines Sea and pronounced that China’s nine-dash line claim — an imaginary line that claims most of the South China Sea as a part of Chinese — had no legal and historical basis.

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What countries does China claim?

China has disputes with Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Brunei, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Tibet.

Is the nine dash line of China valid?

China’s 9 dash line is an invalid territorial claim because:

It is illegal. It endangers the sovereignty of multiple states with exclusive economic zones in the south china sea.

Do the Philippines have rights to own the Spratly Islands?

The Philippines claims the northeastern section of the Spratly Islands as the Kalayaan Island Group, in addition to the Scarborough Shoal, which it calls the Bajo de Masinloc. Malaysia claims part of the Kalayaan Island, while China and Taiwan claim the entirety of the island group.

Why does Scarborough Shoal belong to the Philippines?

It is a disputed territory claimed by the Republic of the Philippines through the 1734 Velarde map, while the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan) claim it through the internationally invalidated nine-dash line (originally an eleven-dash line which included waters in the Gulf of Tonkin).

What is the importance of West Philippine Sea?

Scientists have discovered hundreds of fish, coral, seagrass, and other marine life in the West Philippine Sea. Its marine biodiversity is among the highest in the world. It can be a significant source of natural pharmaceuticals that are safer and more effective than those currently in use.

What are the basis of China’s claim over West Philippine Sea?

It maintained its claim that the reef was part of China’s Nansha Islands and a “traditional fishing ground” for the Chinese “for many years.” Nansha is what China calls the Spratlys archipelago, which is composed of reefs, atolls and islets that straddle the South China Sea.

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When did China invade Philippines?

Battle of Manila (1574)

Siege of Manila
Date November 29, 1574 Location Manila, Parañaque Result Spanish victory
Belligerents
Spanish Empire Captaincy General of the Philippines Chinese pirates Wokou
Commanders and leaders
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