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Administrator's note: See also Award: PCA Case No. 2013-19 -- the Philippines vs. China


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Duterte confirms he will raise arbitral ruling in next China visit
By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:49 PM August 06, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—Speaking before Filipino-Chinese businessmen, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday confirmed that he will raise the subject of the Philippines’ landmark arbitral ruling against China when he visits the Asian powerhouse later this month.

“‘Yung arbitral ruling, pag-usapan natin ‘yan. That’s why I’m going to China.,” Duterte said during the oath-taking of newly-elected officials of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

Duterte is reportedly set to fly to China later this month and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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However, Duterte noted that he will make sure not to provoke China in invoking the arbitral ruling that invalidated Beijing’s expansive nine-dash line claim in the South China Sea.

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Re: Duterte confirms he will raise arbitral ruling in next China visit
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 02:37:17 AM »
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/179479/xi-rejects-ph-win-in-south-china-sea-as-duterte-insists-binding-arbitral-ruling

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Xi rejects PH win in South China Sea as Duterte insists ‘binding’ arbitral ruling
INQUIRER.net / 07:43 AM August 30, 2019

Despite not agreeing on the arbitral ruling, Panelo said Xi agreed on the need for a code of conduct in the  South China Sea.

“Chinese President Xi agreed with President Duterte that there is a need for the formulation of the Code of Conduct and it should be crafted within the last remaining years of PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte),” he said.

He said Duterte “articulated his firm belief that the Code of Conduct would contribute in the resolution of numerous conflicts in the disputed areas of the South China Sea.”

Despite talks of self-restraint, tensions have raised in the South China due to the reclamation and militarization of Beijing in the disputed sea.

“President Duterte and President Xi agreed on the importance of self-restraint and respect for freedom of navigation in – and overflight above – the South China Sea,” Panelo said.

He said Duterte also raised the possible joint exploration between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea.

Panelo said Xi wanted “the steering committee created for that purpose should prepare a substantive program on the matter.”

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Duterte brings up arbitration ruling with Xi. Xi rejects it
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 01:03:35 PM »
Duterte won’t raise Hague ruling again, says Palace
By: Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:05 AM August 31, 2019

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/179533/du30-wont-raise-hague-ruling-again-says-palace

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping stood pat on his country’s rejection of the international arbitral award favoring the Philippines, but assured President Duterte that China will avoid “provocative acts” in the South China Sea, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday.

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“He [Mr. Duterte] said that the arbitral award is final, binding and not subject to appeal,” Panelo said, adding that Xi “reiterated his government’s position of not recognizing the arbitral ruling as well as not budging from its position.”

According to Panelo, the two leaders understood that their contrasting views on the arbitral ruling should not hinder the two nations in their pursuit of security and economic cooperation, and in further improving relations.

“What they have agreed upon is that both countries will refrain or avoid performing aggressive, provocative acts that will trigger incidents that have [happened] before,” Panelo said.

“What has been touched upon was the self-restraint imposed by the two governments unto themselves not to perform acts that could trigger any hostilities within the area,” he added.

Asked what actions could be regarded as provocative acts, he said these included the unauthorized entry of Chinese warships in Philippine waters, the harassment of Filipino fishermen by the Chinese and the presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea.

‘We have already raised it’

Regarding to the construction of additional Chinese military structures in disputed areas, Panelo said he was not sure if these were aggressive acts since the Philippines was also building structures in contested areas.

He said that Xi’s firm stance on the matter was a signal for the President to stop bringing it up in their future meetings.

“No more. We have already raised it. We will not raise it repeatedly,” Panelo said.

“They both agreed after that, that the issue of conflict should not be the sum total of the relationship between the two countries and that they should move forward, but at the same time continue with the dialogue peacefully on that issue,” he said.

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Re: Duterte brings up arbitration ruling with Xi. Xi rejects it
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 01:07:00 PM »
Xi rejects Philippines' arbitral win in South China Sea
Davinci Maru, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Aug 30 2019 03:07 AM | Updated as of Aug 30 2019 08:48 AM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/19/xi-rejects-philippines-arbitral-win-in-south-china-sea

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Robinson Ninal, Presidential Photo
MANILA—Chinese President Xi Jinping rejected the Philippines' legal victory against China on the South China Sea after President Rodrigo Duterte raised the arbitral ruling during their bilateral meeting in Beijing Thursday.

"President Duterte was also steadfast in raising with President Xi concerns central to the Philippines' claim in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), which include the ruling held by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. He said that the arbitral award is final, binding and not subject to appeal," Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

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Re: Merged: Duterte brings up arbitration ruling with Xi. Xi rejects it
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 04:01:10 AM »
China rejects Philippines' call to honor 4-year-old arbitral award
Published July 13, 2020 8:41pm
By MICHAELA DEL CALLAR

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/746715/china-rejects-philippines-call-to-honor-4-year-old-arbitral-award/story/

China on Monday rejected the Philippines' call to comply with the 2016 arbitration ruling that nullified its massive claim over the disputed South China Sea, calling the decision "illegal and invalid.”

At the same time, it reminded President Rodrigo Duterte’s government of a "consensus" it forged with China "on properly handling the so-called arbitration case" to repair the two Asian neighbors' strained relations.

The agreement, China said, "has laid down solid ground for the turning-around of bilateral relations."

In a statement, Beijing's embassy in Manila said "China does not accept or participate in the arbitration, nor does it accept or recognize the so-called award" won by the Philippines in July 12, 2016.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who has strongly protested recent Chinse acts of agggression in disputed waters, on Sunday publicly called on China to comply with the ruling.

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