A US navy ship anchored off Manila Bay, Philippines. Photo: AP

In Philippines, support mounts for South China Sea ‘crimes against humanity’ case against Xi Jinping

  • More than 25,000 people have signed a statement of support for former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, who want the International Criminal Court to examine whether China has carried out ‘crimes against humanity’
  • They say the country’s artificial island building has caused extensive environmental damage and has blocked 320,000 Filipinos from their fishing grounds
  • But China’s envoy says Beijing has no plans to respond to the complaint, which will not “stop the development of bilateral relations”
Topic |   South China Sea

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A US navy ship anchored off Manila Bay, Philippines. Photo: AP
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Former Philippines officials Albert del Rosario and Conchita Carpio-Morales. Photo: AP

‘David vs. Goliath’ in South China Sea: Beijing must take us seriously, say ex-Philippine officials seeking ICC probe into Xi Jinping

  • Albert del Rosario and Conchita Carpio-Morales say their aim is to improve the lives of Filipino fishermen
  • Beijing says the situation in the South China Sea is stable and the move won’t harm its positive relations with Manila
Topic |   The Philippines

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Former Philippines officials Albert del Rosario and Conchita Carpio-Morales. Photo: AP
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