The Phillipines has grown weary of China's stepping on its toes,and claiming land and sea designated as Phillipine terriories,as China's .
The Phillipines claims this is illegal .
Starting to sound like a broken record .
"Del Rosario said Manila had told Beijing’s ambassador about the decision to take China to an arbitration tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), a 1982 treaty signed by both countries.
In its submission, the Philippines said Beijing’s so-called “nine-dash line” outlining its territorial claims over most of the sea, including waters and islands close to its neighbours, is illegal, according to del Rosario.
It also demands that China “desist from unlawful activities that violate the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Philippines under the 1982 Unclos”, he added.
China’s territorial claims overlap those of the Philippines as well as Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam"
Edited by Simbi Laveau, 22 January 2013 - 09:06 AM.