Philippine Navy buying 2 Italian warships - also eyeing KAI T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced trainers and multi-role fighters from South Korea; most advantageous to us in consideration to the obtaining situation in the West Philippine Sea - ABS CBN Interactive (2012/08/03)
Chinese leader thanks Cambodia for role in sea row - Cambodia rejected a proposal by the Philippines and Vietnam to mention their territorial disputes with China in the joint statement after the ASEAN annual meeting in Phnom Penh - The Philippine Star (2012/09/03)
Vietnam does not seem to be happy with China's 'friendly' move in removing the two dashes in 1949 (see below for historical explanation): Vietnam protests China's offer of exploration block near Paracel Islands - China National Offshore Oil Corp.'s latest batch of offshore exploration in block 65/12 said to violate Vietnam's sovereign territory - Platts (2012/09/03)
Aquino renames disputed area West Philippine Sea - Philippine's map-making agency to use the new name to label waters west of the Philippine archipelago, including those around the disputed Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal - Bradenton (2012/09/12)
Philippines on frontline of US-China rivalry - as China fortifies its military and administrative hold on disputed islands; the Philippines is effectively reverting to its pre-1992 state of strategic affairs, an era when the US helped to determine the island nation's security and provided strong steering to its foreign policy - Asia Times (2012/09/15)
Thailand should help settle regional sea disputes - PM Yingluck Shinawatra's 'woman's touch': a role in mediating the peace process, woman's common sense as a diplomatic way to work, or the generous, soft, flexible and compromising way? - National Media (2012/10/03)
Philippines won't back down in disputed sea - the Philippines welcomed U.S. moves to boost its presence in the Asia Pacific, especially in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) which is Philippines' core national interest - Asia One (2012/10/04)
Vietnam breaks up anti-China protests - energy-hungry China's growing assertiveness has focused international attention on the issue - Guardian (2012/12/09) - as usual, countries don't argue with one another for no reason or obvious underlying benefits
China's "eleven dash line" first appear in a map by the Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang) Government in 1947.
Two of the "dashes" near Vietnam were said to have been removed by Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in 1949 (probably to show friendliness to the Communist Vietnam) after the establishment of the PRC
– resulting in today's nine-dash line.
Illustration: Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang) Government's eleven-dash line, first appeared on a map in 1947
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