The Philippine Newspaper “Manila Standard Today” has released anarticle titled ” It belongs to China” written by author Victor N.Arches II. The Filipino author looks at evidence and international documents,saying that Huangyan Island has been an integral part of China’sterritory since ancient times. Recounting his motive in writing thearticle, Arches says he aims to educate the Philippines on thereality of the situation, versus what the Philippines media ispromoting. Let’s take a look. In the article, the author says that Huangyan Island has been apart of China’s territory since ancient times. Waterproof Infrared Camera
Chinese fishermen,from both the Mainland and Taiwan, have used the island for manyyears. “The Scarborough Shoal, ( Huangyan Island) does belong to Chinawhich discovered it and drew it in a map as early as 1279 duringthe Yuan Dynasty.” The old maps relied upon by the Philippine Department of ForeignAffairs were drawn up only in 1820, 541 years after China’s. ‘being relied upon by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairsin its spurious claim on the same territory were drawn up only in1820, or 541 years after China’s.” Arches said China organized many scientific expeditions around theisland in the late 1970s. In 1980, a stone marker marks China’sscientific expedition was installed by China on the South Rock.However, the Philippines removed it without authority in 1997. LCD CCTV Monitors Manufacturer
” In the late 1970s, China organized many scientific expeditions inthe Shoal and around that area. In fact, in 1980, a stone markerreading South China Sea Scientific Expedition was installed byChina on the South Rock.” “This Chinese marker was removed, without authority, by thePhilippines in 1997. ” He adds that all official maps published by the Philippines untilthe 1990 excluded Huangyan Island from its territorial boundaries.But an act approved by the Philippine government in 1961 stoppedthe Philippines from the claim. “All official maps published by the Philippines until the 1990sexcluded both the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island)from its territorial boundaries.” “Republic Act No. 3046, passed by our Congress and approved in1961, stopped us from our claim.” China holds three international treaties in support of its claimover the territories in question.. PTZ IP Cameras
all limiting Philippineterritorial limits to the 118th degree meridian of longitude eastof Greenwich. “1898 Treaty of Paris between the US and Spain, the 1900 Treaty ofWashington between Spain and the US, and the 1930 Treaty betweenGreat Britain and the US, all limiting Philippine territoriallimits to the 118th degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich.” Arches say the basis of the Philippine claim is restricted toproximity, relying solely on the 1982 United Nations Convention onthe Law of the Sea. He said that even if it were considered a”law”, it cannot be made to take effect retroactively. “On the other hand, the basis of the Philippine claim is restrictedto proximity, relying solely on the 1982 United Nations Conventionon the Law of the Sea.” Arches believed there is no need to internationalize the HuangyanIsland issue. He said ASEAN is remaining neutral on the dispute and the US hasalso declared it will not take sides.