In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said China’s new 10-dash line map is an ‘ambitious expansionism’.
“We should also take note that no other country recognizes China’s previously 9-dash line claim so publishing a new map does not make the territories that they claim,” the ASec said.
According to Philippine top officials this new map only creates instability in the South-East Asian region.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Head Herminio Coloma Jr. previously said claims to maritime domain in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea can’t be based on drawings.
“Nagpahiwatig na po ang ating Department of Foreign Affairs at ‘yan din naman ang posisyon natin doon sa buong usapin hinggil diyan. Iyan din ang posisyon ng iba’t ibang mga bansa na mayroong claims to maritime entitlements in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea, na hindi naman puwedeng ibatay sa drawing,” said Coloma.