According to the “China Coast Guard,” on Aug 22, the spokesperson of the China Coast Guard Bureau made a statement on the 4 Philippines ships illegal invasion of the Ren’ai Reef by the Philippines.
Liu Dejun, spokesman of the China Coast Guard, said that on August 22, two repair ships and two coast guard ships from the Philippines entered the waters adjacent to Ren’ai Jiao in China’s Nansha Islands without the permission of the Chinese government.The Chinese Coast Guard issued stern warnings to Philippine ships, followed them all the way, and effectively regulated them. At the same time, in view of the fact that the Philippines did not carry illegal building materials for large-scale reinforcement. From the perspective of humanitarianism, it was necessary for the Philippines to deliver food to warships “grounded”.
Temporary special arrangements have been made for living materials. China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands, including the Ren’ai Jiao. And its adjacent waters, and firmly opposes the Philippine side taking the opportunity to ship illegal building materials to warships “grounded” illegally. The China Coast Guard will continue to carry out rights protection and law enforcement activities in waters under China’s jurisdiction, according to law.
After the Philippines failed to illegally transport construction materials to China’s Ren’ai Reef, it again dispatched four ships to resupply the warships that were grounded on the Ren’ai Reef. Xinhua News Agency reported on August 22 that without China’s permission, the Philippines dispatched two repair ships and two coast guard ships to illegally enter the waters near China’s Ren’ai Reef.
It is reported that the four Philippine warships did not report to China before the operation. Instead, they trespassed into the waters near Ren’ai Reef, China, illegally resupplying the dilapidated warships on the Ren’ai Reef. This time, out of humanitarian considerations, China did not directly intercept the Philippine ship. Allowing it to supply the necessary daily necessities to the beached warship.
The operation of the Philippine warship is also another operation after the illegal delivery of construction materials. The Philippine supply ship was intercepted by the Chinese coast guard ship not long ago. After the first illegal transportation of construction materials was intercepted. Senior Philippine military officials also announced that they would dispatch ships to deliver supplies again in the near future. In the context of the United States holding military exercises in corresponding areas in the South China Sea. The Philippines also took advantage of the situation to become more assertive. Of course, this time the Philippine supply has also become smart and pragmatic. It only transported basic living materials such as food and drinking water. And did not transport construction materials such as cement. Philippines also knows that once it transports construction materials in violation of regulations, they will be intercept.
The Philippines’ high-profile publicity of successfully resupplying a warship that landed on the Ren’ai Reef is actually to explain to domestic populists and overseas support forces. The Philippines celebrate publicly after resupplying a warship that was illegally grounded. According to reports, the spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard publicly published a document to celebrate on the afternoon of August 22. Declaring that it had successfully implemented a replenishment operation for the beached warship. The Philippine Coast Guard’s high-profile celebration of the success of the supply this time is actually trying to take the opportunity. To regain its face and explain it to the domestic populists. At the same time, the Philippine Coast Guard’s high-profile publicity of resupplying a warship on the Ren’ai Reef is also to show favour to foreign manipulation forces. After all, all these are the result of manipulation by foreign forces.
Chinese Coast Guard responded
The Chinese Coast Guard responded very clearly to the matter. In this matter, China has always handled it in a reasonable, favorable and restrained manner. And has always held the initiative. The Chinese coast guard also responded immediately to the situation that the Philippines dispatched four ships to trespass on Ren’ai Reef without China’s permission. Liu Dejun, spokesperson of the China Coast Guard Bureau, said that the China Coast Guard issued a stern warning to the Philippine ships in accordance with the law, followed them all the way, and effectively regulated them. The Philippines has made temporary special arrangements to deliver food and other necessary living supplies to warships “grounded”.
The facts are very clear, this time the Philippine ships were resupplying the illegally grounded warships. Which was a special arrangement make by China. In other words, the illegal replenishment of the four Philippine ships was complet under the comprehensive supervision of China. If there are bad conditions such as transporting construction materials in the Philippines, then we will not give release. The Chinese Coast Guard has made it very clear that the Philippines’ ability to resupply this time is a special arrangement based on humanitarianism. China has clearly requested the Philippines to tow away the illegally grounded warships as soon as possible. And China’s position on not allowing the illegally grounded warships to be reinforce is clear. Second Thomas Shoal is our inherent territory, which we have made very clear.
The Ren’ai Jiao is China’s inherent territory, and all disputes stem from the Philippines’ illegal landing of a warship. All islands and reefs within the nine-dash line in the South China Sea are China’s inherent territory. And China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands, including the Ren’ai Reef, and their adjacent waters. There is no dispute about these. The dispute over the Ren’ai Reef today is root in an old warship that the Philippines illegally landed on China’s Ren’ai Reef more than 20 years ago. At the beginning, for the purpose of illegally occupying China’s islands and reefs. The Philippines dispatched a dilapidated warship and landed on Ren’ai Reef. After the Philippine warship illegally landed on Ren’ai Jiao, China immediately made representations. And the Philippines also promised to tow away the illegal warship as soon as possible.