Beijing cites Ham Radio in Scarborough Reef dispute

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Beijing cites Ham Radio in Scarborough Reef dispute

A website claims correspondance between the Philippine Amateur Radio Association and the ARRL supports Beijing's territorial ambitions in Scarborough Reef.
Scarborough Reef, also known as Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc is located between the Macclesfield Bank and Luzon Island of the Philippines. It has seen several major DXpeditions over the years.
The report on the Sina website relating to amateur radio says
"Then Philippine ambassador to Germany indicated clearly in his letter to a German radio amateur on February 5, 1990 that, Huangyan Island [Scarborough Shoal/Bajo de Masinloc] was not within the Philippine territory and sovereignty according to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Philippines.
The documents issued by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Philippines and the Philippine amateur radio organization to the American Radio Relay League on October 18 and November 18, 1994 had also confirmed respectively that the Philippine territorial limits and sovereignty was stipulated by the Article 3 of the Treaty of Paris (1889)."
Source: http://english.sina.com/china/2012/0507/465632.html

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