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China appeals for patience on sea disputes with other nations
By: Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ INQUIRER.net / 11:10 AM July 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – China’ ambassador to the  Philippines is urging claimant states in the South China Sea to be patient, saying the maritime issues cannot be settled overnight.

Speaking at the 92nd founding anniversary celebration of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Makati City on Monday, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said the maritime disputes in the South China Sea are “sensitive.”

“Despite the differences we have, we are ready to discuss with claimants over the differences we have. We always believe by law is much better than confrontation,” Zhao said in his remarks during the reception, which was attended by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr.

“And we all know these are very sensitive issues. For China, for the Philippines and for other claimant countries, it’s not easy to settle. It cannot be settled overnight. So we should be patient,” he added.

Zhao also aired China’s “firm” commitment to adhere to the policy of a “peaceful settlement.”

“This policy will remain and will continue,” he said.

“We should have confidence in our wisdom that sooner or later we can settle peacefully,” he further said.

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Re: China appeals for patience on sea disputes with other nations
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 04:12:52 PM »
PATIENCE when they are done militarizing the artificial islands.. this is one BS

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Re: China appeals for patience on sea disputes with other nations
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 07:10:24 AM »
PATIENCE when they are done militarizing the artificial islands.. this is one BS

Yup.

The Office of the President is taking a lot of heat for it's part of showing "patience". It's about time the Chinese did the same. Starting with the consequences for the crew of the Chinese ship that hit our vessel

Final PCG-Marina report: Chinese ship failed to prevent sea collision
The Chinese ship abandoned the Filipino crew of F/B Gem-Ver despite 'direct knowledge of their distress situation,' in violation of two maritime conventions, according to the official findings of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority

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Published 8:25 AM, July 06, 2019
Updated 8:25 AM, July 06, 2019

https://www.rappler.com/nation/234700-chinese-ship-failed-prevent-sea-collision-final-coast-guard-marina-report-june-2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese vessel involved in the Recto Bank incident failed to undertake measures to avoid colliding with the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver and eventually abandoned the boat's crew, in violation of maritime laws.

These were among the official findings of the joint investigation carried out by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

The final report, dated June 20, was obtained by Rappler and confirmed by two sources. This was the report that was submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr as the country prepares to compare findings with China.

The 14-page report is entitled, "Joint PCG-Marina Marine Safety Investigation on the Incident Involving ‘FBCA Gem-Ver.’"

One of its conclusions was that the Chinese vessel "was found to have failed to take appropriate action to avoid the risk of collision and to render assistance to a vessel in distress." (READ: TIMELINE: Sinking of Filipino boat in West PH Sea by Chinese ship)

The report stopped short of declaring whether or not the ramming was intentional. But it did say that the Chinese ship could have taken steps to avoid hitting the "anchored" Filipino fishing boat.

The report stated that power-driven vessels in motion "shall keep out of the way of a vessel not under command or a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver."

This is stipulated in Rule 18 of the Collision Regulations or Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG 72).

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