Philippine attitude turns 180 degrees, Philippine Foreign Minister:South China Sea arbitration was not negotiated
Because of China’s vast territory, there are some disputed areas with neighboring countries. This is a normal thing. For these disputed areas, China’s attitude has always been to hope that they can be resolved through negotiation. However, some countries are obviously reluctant to reason with China, the most prominent of which is the Philippines.
Due to the so-called”South China Sea Arbitration Case” in 2016, the relationship between China and the Philippines was once reduced to freezing point. Later, as Duterte took office, he adopted a more pro-China policy, which eased the two. The relationship between the two countries, but only recently, the attitude of the Philippines has turned 180 degrees.
Philippines Foreign Minister:South China Sea arbitration was not negotiated
According to relevant media reports, Philippine Foreign Minister Lochin publicly stated on July 12 that the South China Sea arbitration was not negotiated.
Luoqin said a lot in his speech that day. He reiterated the results of the original South China Sea arbitration case, saying that the award was a victory for the Philippines. He also shouted to the Chinese side that China has made specific decisions in the exclusive waters of the Philippines. The action was “illegal”, which violated the Philippines’ “legitimate rights and interests” and required China to abide by the results of the past South China Sea arbitration.
Lochin’s statement sounds very reasonable at first glance, but he ignores a major premise, that is, the so-called “China-Philippines Nanhai Dispute Arbitration Tribunal” is not an international arbitration institution at all. Qualified to adjudicate disputed islands between China and the Philippines.
Philippines A 180-degree change in attitude
Although the person who issued this conversation is the Philippine Foreign Minister, it is not necessarily a good discussion with President Duterte. Since Duterte came up, The label that was put on by outsiders is”anti-American”, and he has repeatedly publicly attacked the United States.
Just when everyone thought that Duterte and the United States were going to the end, an agreement in the Philippines in June this year made the hard-line president show his true face. This agreement is the Philippines’ notice to the US Embassy in the Philippines to suspend the”Visiting Forces Agreement” signed by the two countries.
In the agreement, due to “the development of the regional situation”, Du Telt’s decision to extend the agreement signed with the United States is a smile on the side of the United States, which means that the two countries will maintain close military cooperation in the future, and the military alliance relationship will also be deeper.
From all the previous signs, the relationship between the Philippines and the United States is heating up. Behind Duterte’s 180-degree change in attitude is actually the calculation of a politician who grabs interests among the big powers.
In fact, whether Duterte is from”anti-American” to”showing good” to the United States, or the foreign minister’s”no negotiation”, what the Philippines wants is to balance between the balance of power and the big powers. Relationship, so that you can get more benefits to live a better life.
But also advise the Philippines, don’t play too much routines, It is easy to set yourself down, and the relationship between countries is like a friend, nothing more than the word sincerity.