US Senate Resolution 167 condemns China's Actions on the SCS/ East Sea

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    SENATE RESOLUTION 167--REAFFIRMING THE STRONG SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF TERRITORIAL, SOVEREIGNTY, AND JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARITIME DOMAINS - June 10, 2013 | Congressional Record | Congress.gov

    US senate resolution condemns China's assertion of force on the WPS and East Sea while comending ASEAN and Philippine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the disputes.



    "Whereas, in recent years, there have been numerous dangerous and destabilizing incidents in this region, including Chinese vessels cutting the seismic survey cables of a Vietnamese oil exploration ship in May 2011; Chinese vessels barricading the entrance to the Scarborough Reef lagoon in April 2012; China issuing an official map that newly defines the contested ``nine-dash line'' as China's national border; and, since May 8, 2013, Chinese naval and marine surveillance ships maintaining a regular presence in waters around the Second Thomas Shoal, located approximately 105 nautical miles northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan;"
     
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