The question: which nation has the better legal claim to scarborough shoal assuming that this question is limited to recent history regarding the dispute between china and philippines, the issues around legal claims to scarborough shoal can be. Critics are lining up to condemn the obama administration’s apparent delay of a third freedom of navigation operation (fonop) in the south china sea as yet another sign of weakness, but there is larger strategic game underway that may explain the administration’s decision. China’s plan for a new military buildup on a disputed island near the philippines shows the future deployment of chinese warships close to where us naval forces will be stationed in the future details of the militarization plan for scarborough shoal in the spratly islands were obtained by us. Historical truths and lies scarborough shoal in ancient maps a cartographic exhibit based on the 06 june 2014 lecture of supreme court senior associate justice antonio t. If china begins to reclaim and militarize scarborough shoal, says philippines president benigno s aquino iii, america must fight should we back down, says aquino, the united states will lose its moral ascendancy, and also the confidence of one of its allies and what is scarborough shoal a. The philippines is “gravely concerned” that china might be planning to build an artificial island on scarborough shoal in the south china sea, as beijing has decided to disregard the recent international court decision that barred china from the area. The scarborough shoal is an area that barely consists of land and is mostly made up of “uninhabited rocky outcrops, atolls, sandbanks, and reefs (q&a 2012. If china begins to reclaim and militarize scarborough shoal, says philippines president benigno s aquino iii, america must fight should we back down.
Starting in early 2016, scarborough shoal suddenly became an issue of serious concern for us officials according to articles in the press reports information was obtained that strongly suggested that china was about to start turning scarborough into another artificial island, similar to what they. Masinloc (cnn philippines) — the philippines has won its case against china in the hague, but that decision may as well have been written on the waters of scarborough shoal where chinese government vessels are still barring filipino fishermen from entering what the international arbitral tribunal has declared as their traditional fishing. The scarborough shoal standoff refers to the ongoing tensions between china and the philippines which began on april 8, 2012 over the philippine navy apprehension of eight chinese fishing vessels in the disputed scarborough shoal.
Scarborough shoal, south china sea (reuters) - far out in the south china sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor near scarborough shoal, backed by a small armada of coastguard projecting china’s power in asia’s most disputed waters china still. Blog posts represent the views of cfr fellows and staff and not those of cfr, which takes no institutional positions richard javad heydarian is an assistant professor in political science at de la salle university in manila, and, most recently, the author of asia’s new battlefield: the us. Regarding the chinese embassy’s may 16 letter to the editor, “provocations in the south china sea”: scarborough shoal is well within the philippines’s exclusive economic zone of 200 miles. The flashpoint that will ignite the south china sea: scarborough shoal over the chinese seizure of scarborough shoal in 2012.
The cable at scarborough shoal, china is playing with fire: retired admiral a former us commander warns that beijing would be taking a big risk if it started dredging on the disputed shoal near the philippines. It seems little more than a rocky outcrop, 125 miles west of the philippines, in the south china sea but scarborough shoal is the focus of growing concern in manila about china’s ambitions in the area – which heightened with the discovery of a long string of floating booms with chinese markings close to the shore of the outcrop.
Transforming scarborough into an artificial island-fortress could be the endgame in china’s rush to establish and consolidate control over the south china sea. For four years, china has been blocking fishermen from a reef near the philippines why narrated by javier c hernández, a new york times correspondent based in beijing mr hernández and sergey ponomarev, a photographer, attempted to visit scarborough shoal in late june the tribunal in the. On sunday, philippine president rodrigo duterte said that he was effectively powerless to stop china's island-building campaign in the south china. When the chinese seized the scarborough shoal and the philippine navy responded, the us brokered a deal requiring both sides to withdraw the filipinos withdrew the chinese did not.
As beijing continues its land reclamation projects in the south china sea, washington has remained adamant about one island in particular: scarborough shoal.
Scarborough shoal forms a triangle-shaped chain of reefs and rocks with a perimeter of 46 km (29 mi) it covers an area of 150 km 2 (58 sq mi). Chinese land reclamation at scarborough shoal would present the philippines and the united states with multiple challenges from a security perspective, it would undermine perceptions of us willingness to uphold regional security. Scarborough shoal or scarborough reef, also known as democracy reef (chinese: 民主礁 pinyin: mínzhǔ jiāo), huangyan island (simplified chinese: 黄岩岛.