Contents

Introduction

I. Nanhai Zhudao are China’s Inherent Territory

i. China’s sovereignty over Nanhai Zhudao is established in the course of history

ii. China has always been resolute in upholding its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea

iii. China’s sovereignty over Nanhai Zhudao is widely acknowledged in the international community

II. Origin of the Relevant Disputes Between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea

i. The Philippines’ invasion and illegal occupation caused disputes with China over some islands and reefs of Nansha Qundao

ii. The Philippines’ illegal claim has no historical or legal basis

iii. The development of the international law of the sea gave rise to the dispute between China and the Philippines over maritime delimitation

III. China and the Philippines Have Reached Consensus on Settling Their Relevant Disputes...

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