Following is our post on 9 June 2016 at FB/ romycayabyab
LET US HELP IN NEUTRALISING CHINA’S CAMPAIGN IN WEAKENING THE POSITION OF THE UN ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL
Is China above international laws?
Any day now, the Permanent Court of Arbitration will hand down its ruling on the arbitration case brought by the Philippines against China.
But China said it will not abide by the Tribunal’s ruling.
Without waiting for the ruling, China has already launched an intensive campaign via diplomatic maneuverings to rally support from other nations.
It has also launched a global advertising campaign with “information” of its supposed sovereignty including over Philippine islands that it has occupied.
It has also repeatedly announced that it is not going to abide by whatever ruling the arbitral tribunal will make, claiming that the Tribunal has no jurisdiction over the case. (On 29 October 2015, the Tribunal ruled that it has jurisdiction to decide on the case, and gave China the opportunity to respond to the Philippines’ claims. China simply dismissed the Tribunal’s request claiming that the Tribunal has no jurisdiction.)
By making it known to the world that it is not going to abide by the Tribunal’s decision, China is effectivey saying it is above international laws.
Everyone can help in neutralising China’s campaign, and in condemning its arrogance.
You can help by SHARING this post using hashtags #chinashouldobeyinternationallaws #westphilippinesea? in social media.
Here is the link to a backgrounder: http://romeocayabyab.com/dfa-secretary-del-rosario-addresses-un-tribunal-on-ph-case-vs-china/