Author: Martin Su
Date: 07-29-12 13:30
China is asserting its sovereignty over its first discovery of the South China Sea from 2,000 years ago and afterwards.
Finders keepers. Stay out of Chinese waters and islands.
Law (see citation below):
1. China is the first discoverer of South China Sea islands and territorial waters. China is the "first possessor" and "true owner."
2. "If the true owner never intends to give up his claim of ownership, it remains his."
"Massey - 2010 - Law - 464 pages
The first possessor becomes the next True Owner. But if True Owner... never intends to give up his claim of ownership, it remains his. ... Trespassing finders of abandoned property are denied title unless the trespass is “trivial or merely technical."
The Chinese government, Han Dynasty, claimed sovereignty (see definition below after item #3) over the South China Sea and islands in its official government records 2,000 years ago.
The Chinese Han Dynasty government is the first possessor, claimed sovereign rights as evidenced by imperial records, and true owner of the South China Sea islands and water territories.
As written in the law books (see Massey 464 pages), "But if True Owner [China]... never intends to give up his claim of ownership [over the South China Sea islands], it remains his."
[sov-rin-tee, suhv-] Show IPA
noun, plural sov·er·eign·ties.
1. the quality or state of being sovereign.
2. the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
3. supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
4. rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
5. a sovereign state, community, or political unit."