Dao Inhabits People’s Hearts
On July 12, the award on the South China Sea arbitration came out. This political anti-China farce in the disguise of law, manipulated by the US, and acted by the former Philippine Government, eventually comes to an awful end. This award caused a storm of questions and negative comments in the international community. A lot of professionals are shocked, not to speak of how ridiculous it is to define Taiping Island as a “reef”. As Professor Tom Zwart from the Netherlands said, “In the region (East Asia) the award will be widely regarded as the fruit of a poisonous tree, and it will fail, therefore, to garner the necessary support.” Abraham Sofaer, former legal advisor to the US State Department, also pointed out that the arbitration had brought a lot of difficulties and anxiety, which were not good for any parties.
The US attempted to smear and “isolate” China with the arbitration, but unexpectedly received little response. China’s position of non-acceptance of and non-participation in the arbitration has won more and more support. Even the Philippine people realized that the arbitration is a total conspiracy of the US for its own agenda. This proves again the old saying, “a just cause enjoys abundant support while an unjust cause finds little support.”