Two years after a landmark ruling in their dispute over maritime territory in the South China Sea, the Asics Gel Quantum 360 Femme Philippines and China appear to be making subtle progress in implementing parts of the judgment, particularly in relation to resource access. Dispute management, confidence building and goodwill have provided convenient face-saving covers for the moves.This is especially so for Beijing, which vehemently professed it would not adhere to the ruling by an international arbitration tribunal. Getting China to refrain from interfering in the exercise of Philippine sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea was one of the ruling’s crucial Nike Air Max Command Dam points for Manila.Significant headway is being made on this front. Resumption of Filipino fishing in Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) and negotiations for joint exploration suggest both sides are moving forward, though not without difficulties.
Resource competition Nike Air Force 1 Low is a major driver in the decades-old six-party territorial and maritime row. Petroleum finds in the 1970s sparked a scramble to stake a presence in the sea and brought the flash point to the world’s attention. In 2012, a fishing incident in Bajo de Masinloc became one of Nike Air Max 95 Womens the immediate triggers behind Manila’s decision to initiate arbitration proceedings against Beijing. In 2014, a Chinese oil rig dispatched in Vietnam’s EEZ raised bilateral tensions.However, compared to the more sensitive sovereignty and national security issues, resource access occupies a lower rung and even offers low-hanging fruit for fostering cooperation and improving relations among claimants.
With pragmatic leadership and subdued nationalist outbursts, resource cooperation can enable disputants to benefit from the contested sea without ceding their claims Nike Free Run 2 Donna and positions. This appears to be Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approach. However, changes on the ground since 2014, and the 2016 ruling, present dilemmas