Bilateral Talks an option if the Philippines wins in The Hague

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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    Philippines considers two-way sea talks with China - if wins case at The Hague

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    World | Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:36am EST
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    The Philippines may consider two-way talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea but only if it wins its case with Beijing at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague, Manila's foreign minister said on Friday.

    More -> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-idUSKCN0VL0ZC
     
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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    Do you think China would accept a negative outcome from the case at the Hague?
    China thinks she owns the SCS.
     
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    I doubt it. This would just make them more "aggressive" than before.
     
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    They will have the whole world is against us argument and try to be more aggressive. China will go for all or nothing. They stronger than the SCS countries so they see now reason to even negotiate.
     
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    Right, this is how Geopolitics works. Countries push with as much force as they can and they try to get as much as they can. Right now China holds a lot of the cards in that region, US FONOPS help curb China's ambitions but it may not be enough to prevent them from getting what they want. They are aggressively building air bases on artificial islands and are expanding their naval capabilities. Experts predict that the US will have a much tougher time challenging them in that region within a few decades. They have developed a variety of missiles to inhibit our military effectiveness in that region.
     
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