It belongs to China: Philippine media
BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhuanet) – The Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island) does belong to China which discovered it and drew it in a map as early as 1279 during the Yuan Dynasty. Chinese fishermen, from both the Mainland and Taiwan, have since used it. As a matter of fact, Guo Shoujing, (the Chinese astronomer, engineer and mathematician who worked under the Mongol ruler, Kublai Khan) performed surveying of the South China Sea, and the surveying point was the Scarborough Shoal which is considered part of the Zhongsha Islands (renamed Huangyan Island in 1983). Full story
Solid evidence supports China's sovereignty claim over Huangyan Island
BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Historical evidence and international laws strongly support China's sovereignty claim over Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, said an article carried by the PLA Daily Thursday.Full story
Commentary: Never test China's will to defend its own sovereignty
BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- For nearly a month, Manila has not only turned a deaf ear to Beijing's position on resolving the dispute over China's Huangyan Island through diplomacy, but made repeated provocative moves to heighten the tension, severely infringing China's sovereignty in the process.Full story
China is prepared for escalation of Huangyan Island incident
BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying said China is not optimistic about the situation concerning Huangyan Island, and the country is fully prepared to respond to anything the Philippine side does to escalate the situation.
Fu made the remarks when meeting with Alex Chua, Charge D'affaires of the Philippine Embassy in China, on Monday, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday in a press release.Full story
China again summons Philippine diplomat over Huangyan Island incident
BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying summoned the Charge D'affaires of the Philippine Embassy in China on Monday to lodge a representation over the current incident at Huangyan Island.
This was the third time that China had summoned the Philippine diplomat in less than a month.Full story
China's stance on Huangyan Island remains unchanged: spokesman
BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday that China's determination to solve a dispute with the Philippines over Huangyan Island via diplomatic means remains unchanged.
"The Huangyan Island incident was triggered by a Philippine warship's harassment against unarmed Chinese fishermen," spokesman Liu Weimin said at a regular news briefing.Full story
China urges Philippines to pair words with actions
BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday highlighted remarks made by the Philippine president about de-escalating the situation over Huangyan Island, urging the country to "match its words with deeds."
"We hope the Philippine side would act as it speaks and take concrete measures to stop provoking incidents in the area, so as to resume peace and stability around Huangyan Island," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in regards to Philippine President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III's remarks about de-escalating the situation. Full story
Philippines' "bully" claim sheer subjective assumption: Chinese spokesman
BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- China said Sunday that the Philippines' allegation that a Chinese ship "bullied" Philippine vessels was sheer subjective assumption.
"According to the information from relevant authorities, China's Yuzheng 310 went on patrol in waters off the coast of Huangyan Island in the early morning of April 28 (Saturday) in accordance with the law," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin in response to a question from the press. Full story
Philippines' Huangyan Island sovereignty claim "illegal": spokesman
BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' sovereignty claim over Huangyan Island is "illegal" and against basic principles of international relations, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said here Friday.
"The Philippines has once clearly stated that Huangyan Island in the South China Sea is not part of its territory, but now it swallowed its words and raised illegal territory claim over an island which belongs to China," Liu said at a regular press briefing. Full story
Manila's resort to foreign intervention in South China Sea set to end in vain
BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Over the past days, the Philippines has not only made repeated provocative moves over China's Huangyan Island, but attempted to resort to external forces to muddle up the issue.
Currently, the standoff has persisted for nearly half a month since two Chinese surveillance ships came to the rescue of the Chinese fishermen who had been harassed by Philippine warships. Full story
China's sovereignty over Huangyan Island never impedes "freedom of navigation"
BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- China said on Tuesday that its exercise of sovereignty over the Huangyan Island has never impeded freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remarks at a routine press briefing when asked to comment on Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario's remarks on the area. Full story