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South China Sea Dispute Escalate

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South China Sea dispute is on escalation. Yesterday, Philipine Navy have removed South China Sea markers. 

The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard have removed wooden markers and plastic buoys left by Chinese authorities on three reefs located between southwestern Philippines and the chain of eight islands claimed by the Philippines in the disputed Spratly Archipelago off the South China Sea, recently renamed in the country as the West Philippine Sea.

Meanwhile, China do something controversial

In the current case, Chinese ships cut the cables of a Vietnamese sonar exploration vessel operating 120 nautical miles off the Vietnam coast approximately due east of Nha Trang. No claim to the area where the Vietnamese ship was drilling could be made on the basis of sovereignty of all or any of the scattered groups of islets, rocks and reefs known as the Spratlys.

Vietnam also have their defensive answer.

Hanoi – A decree on military service issued the same day as Vietnam held live-fire drills amid rising tensions with China has sparked a flurry of patriotism Tuesday among online posters in Vietnam.

The next question, will these events lead to a war in South China Sea?

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

June 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

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