Reality is cruel for respective national interests, just like Falkland Islands belong to Britain although we all know the island near Argentina closer ... YES both China and Philippine can calmly sit down and continue talk with each other how to slove the problem, but likely won't have the result =( .
Here is a point I can guarantee, PLA won't shoot first because Chinese have their own principle for the war beginning. China join the War, not start the War.
Last edited by mpleio; 04-23-2012 at 11:29 AM. Reason: type wrong name...
Chinese gunboat patrolling Panatag
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx...bCategoryId=63MANILA, Philippines - A Chinese gunboat has arrived in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, escalating tension as the standoff entered its second week, Philippine officials said yesterday.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin called the deployment of the unnamed patrol boat another violation of the country’s sovereignty by China. He said the Philippines should strongly protest the incident.
“If there’s someone who acted with restraint, it is us Filipinos… They (Chinese gunboat) entered our territory. It is well within our territorial waters,” Gazmin told radio station dzRH.
“When we saw that our maritime laws had been violated, we called the BFAR ([*******blue][FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]Bureau [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]of [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Fisheries [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]and[/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Aquatic [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Resources[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR]) and the Coast Guard came to enforce our maritime laws,” he added.
The report of the latest alleged intrusion came a day after Chinese embassy spokesman Zhang Hua declared that they have deployed only fisheries and law enforcement ships, not military vessels, in Panatag Shoal, located just 124 nautical miles from Zambales and well within the country’s 200-mile exclusive [*******blue][FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]economic [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]zone[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR] (EEZ).
“We have been very restrained up until now. One of our surveillance ships has left,” Zhang said in a text message.
Gazmin noted that MY Sarangani, a vessel commissioned by the government to conduct archaeological surveys, had been harassed by a Chinese ship. He said the researchers left the area even without completing their task.
Japan plans to donate the Philippines 2 ships of 1000 tons and 10 vessels of 180 tons to patrol the area in dispute with China.
Japan and the United States consider start using the SDF base Philippines, Palawan
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/politics/ne...1190000-n1.htmODA donor in boats strategic "encirclement in Thailand" in the Philippines and other countries
2012.4.29 01:17 (1/2 page) [Asia and Oceania]
28 government, has decided to target the three countries the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, to support measures to strengthen maritime security features such as through donor patrol boat. But the desired cooperation to combat terrorism and piracy, in the South China Sea, the three countries are competing for territorial rights with China Nansha over the Islands (· Supuratori English name), but the siege of China reinforce the behavior hegemony in the area the same also aim to build a network.
^^^ err to those of us who doesn't read Nipponggo/Japanese, can you translate for us? Especially details of what those donated ships are.
2 of this type.
And 10 of this type.
In the article it is said in night vision equipment as well, if I mistake not Japan had already donated the vests and helmets.