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Updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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China Says Philippines Violated Declaration On The Conduct of Parties

The government of China has disclosed that Philippines started the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday that the Philippines has violated that Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the South China Sea that was signed in 2002, as reported by Phil Star.

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Chunying said that all the Philippines have done is a breach of the DOC, stating that "it tries to justify its allegations" and construction before the DOC has been signed.

The site added that the Philippines has denied the said allegations and stated that the government has already built facilities in the Nansha Island or Pag-asa Island before the DOC has been signed.

In addition, the China government said the excuse of the Philippines only "backfires on itself" and added that they have not done any activities that will affect peace and stability.

Furthermore, as both parties have not talked yet about the issue, the government of China has warned the navy planes and air force of the Philippines at least six times to leave the areas at the disputed South China Sea, according to Yahoo News.

The warnings made by China to the Philippines started in the past three months as a senior Philippine air force official said in an interview. Moreover, latest satellite image shows that China has made a "rapid progress" to reclaim the land around the seven reefs "it occupies in the Spratly."

A report added that the government of China also claiming the airspace over the disputed territories in the South China Sea. Vice Admiral Alexander Lopez, the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said that their planes that conduct patrol in the said area were told through a radio that they are flying in a Chinese military security area.

The China has also denied the report that their actions are "provocative" as it recently accused the government of Vietnam, Philippines and others of carrying an illegal building work.

Meanwhile, the government of China urged the Philippines to end the dispute at the South China Sea and to uphold peace while Lauro Baja Jr. former Philippines Ambassador to the United Nations urge the Philippines to maintain talks with China.

Aside from the Philippines, the government of Vietnam has also reclaim a reef it occupies in the Spratlys and land on an island.

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