Remarks of Amb. Albert del Rosario: “China’s Grand Larceny”

“…China’s most potent modern fiction: that one nation could hijack and own an entire sea and all that lies beneath.”

Stratbase ADR Institute

CHINA’S GRAND LARCENY
Stratbase ADR Institute Forum | July 12, 2018
By: Albert del Rosario
Chair of ADR Institute
Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Philippine Ambassador to the United States

It is my honor to welcome you as we mark the second anniversary of the UNCLOS Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the Philippines’ case against China in the West Philippine Sea.

The tribunal’s decision was of great importance to our country and to all peace-loving people who believe in a shared vision of regional prosperity, peace, and the rule of law.

As we celebrate the second anniversary of our victory, we should take this opportunity to re-examine what has transpired in our maritime commons and leading us to where we are today. We also would wish to characterize, not only China’s behaviour, but also our own country’s actions.

HIJACKING AN ENTIRE SEA

China’s plans to dominate the South China Sea…

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