Following the US and Australias letter to the United Nations opposing Chinas position in the South China Sea

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 Following the US and Australias letter to the United Nations opposing Chinas position in the South China Sea


Australias permanent representative to the United Nations sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Guterres, refusing to recognize any claim that China does not comply with the UN Convention on the law of the sea, including territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea Based on long-term historical practice, ABC reported on the 24th.

The letter quoted a statement in the South China Sea arbitration case in 2016, saying that the claim of the nine section line in the South China Sea is not in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea, and therefore has no legal basis. Chinas foreign ministry has already made clear its position on this issue,

He stressed that the relevant ruling is invalid and unconstrained, and China will not accept or recognize it.

In addition, the Australian government has refused to acknowledge that China has a legal status in the construction of artificial reefs in the South China Sea. It also invokes objections from Vietnam and Philippines. It argues that Chinas sovereignty over Nansha and Paracel Islands has not been widely recognized by the international community.

The BBC quoted analysts as saying that,

This letter represents a major shift in Australias position on the South China Sea issue.

The country has been calling on all parties to resolve disputes based on international law, without favoring or opposing one partys claims.

In terms of content, the Australian governments statement this time is also obviously consistent with the so-called South China Sea declaration made by US Secretary of state pompeio on July 13. The latter then referred to the South China Sea arbitration case in 2016 and unreasonably accused China of violating international law in the South China Sea, exaggerating the tension in the South China Sea and provoking relations between China and regional countries.

Recently, Australia followed the United States and challenged China on a number of issues, including the termination of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong, China, the threat investigation byte hopping short video application tiktok, and holding joint military exercises with the US military in the South China Sea.

It is worth mentioning that on the day before the letter was sent, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on July 22 that the formation of the amphibious attack ship Canberra approached Nansha Islands and reefs in the South China Sea last week and had interaction after encountering the Chinese navy. However, the Australian warship did not sail within 12 nautical miles of the islands and reefs in the South China Sea at that time.

Australian Navy participates in US Japan Australia joint exercise in South China Sea in mid July

Australian media also mentioned that next Tuesday (28th), Australian Foreign Minister Payne and defense minister Reynolds will visit Washington to hold 2020 US Australian ministerial meeting with US Secretary of state pompeio and Defense Secretary esper.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Penn and Reynolds said in a joint statement on the 24th that Australia US relations are based on common values and a consensus on the importance of maintaining the two countries presence and leadership in the Indian Pacific region. The statement also stressed that the United States remains the largest source of foreign investment in Australia. In the face of increasingly complex and controversial regional environment, it is very important to continue to maintain the cooperation between the United States and Australia in various fields. On 14 July, Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry, responded to pompeios statement that it is irresponsible to ignore the historical latitude and objective facts of the South China Sea issue, violate the U.S. governments public commitment not to take a position on the South China Sea sovereignty issue, violate and distort international law, deliberately stir up territorial and maritime disputes and undermine regional peace and stability How to do it. Chinas position on the South China Sea arbitration case and its so-called award is consistent, clear and firm. The arbitration tribunal violates the principle of state consent and has obvious errors in fact finding and law application, which has been questioned by many countries. It is an abuse of the international law of the sea by the US side to serve its own political purpose by hyping the arbitration case, which China will never accept. What is China? On twitter, an Australian journalists self question and answer made Abes phone call with the Australian Prime Minister why did he mention China many times? China related lies and facts spread in Australia_ NBJ11143

Penn and Reynolds said in a joint statement on the 24th that Australia US relations are based on common values and a consensus on the importance of maintaining the two countries presence and leadership in the Indian Pacific region. The statement also stressed that the United States remains the largest source of foreign investment in Australia. In the face of increasingly complex and controversial regional environment, it is very important to continue to maintain the cooperation between the United States and Australia in various fields.

On 14 July, Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry, responded to pompeios statement that it is irresponsible to ignore the historical latitude and objective facts of the South China Sea issue, violate the U.S. governments public commitment not to take a position on the South China Sea sovereignty issue, violate and distort international law, deliberately stir up territorial and maritime disputes and undermine regional peace and stability How to do it.

Chinas position on the South China Sea arbitration case and its so-called award is consistent, clear and firm. The arbitration tribunal violates the principle of state consent and has obvious errors in fact finding and law application, which has been questioned by many countries. It is an abuse of the international law of the sea by the US side to serve its own political purpose by hyping the arbitration case, which China will never accept.