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Philippines and Vietnam Form Maritime Alliance

2015-02-04 08:30:16       source:Marine Link

February 3, 2015


'Taipei and Manila have signed an agreement spelling out how to settle future law enforcement problems in the shared 250-kilometer-wide Luzon Strait, where fish abound but territorial waters overlap.


Worried over the rise of China and, in particular, Beijing’s increasingly belligerent actions in pursuit of its own territorial claims, Hanoi and Manila are banding together.


American President Barack Obama recently said in an interview: “[China] shouldn’t bully small countries like Vietnam or Philippines around maritime issues, but try to resolve those peacefully in accordance with international law."'


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