U.S., China spar again on South China Seas dispute

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WestFlorida wrote:

China is the aggressor and everyone knows it, except evidently the Chinese foreign ministry. The only solution is a reinvigorated military alliance to contain Chinese imperialism and bullying.

May 13, 2014 6:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kailim wrote:

Can Secretary Kerry tell the world that when the USA will ratify the UNCLOS? China did it.

May 13, 2014 6:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hahahappy wrote:

Before the incident China gave fair warning that they were moving the rig and for all vessels to stay clear. It seems to me Vietnam sent boats out to intentionally stir up trouble.

May 13, 2014 6:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

Kailim wrote:

“Can Secretary Kerry tell the world that when the USA will ratify the UNCLOS? China did it.”

China is not even adhering to it. They are currently refusing to recognize a case brought before the Tribunal.

China’s word means nothing. This is becoming a rogue state.

May 13, 2014 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
anhpham wrote:

@hahahappy: Ha! You mean China gave fair warning that they are just going to put the oil rig into Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone, like your neighbor just said to you hey, I’m going to use your yard as my yard from now on, and that’s a fair warning. You should have to let him do it? Study more before commenting please.

May 13, 2014 9:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpockV wrote:

Free_Pacific, if you read the ratification of UNCLOS by China, you’d understand why. Maybe China should withdraw from the UNCLOS like the US.

May 13, 2014 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:

China will not back down in their own back yard. They consider Kerry a ‘toothless’ clown, and obama a pacifist with no stomach for confrontation – so they will disregard anything we say.

The ASEAN nations of south Asia know that they are on their own; no matter what obama says to them, we will not be there for them in time of need.
North Korea already sees this, and will get increasingly beligerant posing a direct nuclear threat to SK – NK has nothing to fear from obama and China will continue to support NK as a pressure point on Japan and SK.
Both those nations, knowing the US led by obama will not stand by them, will militarize – they have no choice.
SK has to know this can only end one way; China will not ‘allow’ a strong economic and democratic competitor on their doorstep – they will move to marginalize them.

All of this is due to obama’s clear signals that the US will withdraw from its current geo-political role. Russia in east Europe; China in Asia, and Iran in the Middle East – all will rush to fill the void.. We are just seeing the beginning..

May 13, 2014 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

China’s nine-dash line is totally ludicrous.

May 13, 2014 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:


I think you nailed it.

May 13, 2014 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fyus wrote:

It’s less ludicrous than Us’ annexation of Texas and California, and Uk’s swallowing up of Malvinas islands.

May 13, 2014 1:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
worldmatters wrote:

“Hua said that Wang urged Kerry to “objectively and fairly” look at the South China Sea issue, and “act and speak cautiously”

- Someone had to tell that!

May 13, 2014 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamesAmor wrote:

@WestFlorida: aren’t we regarded as aggressor by the rest of the world?

May 13, 2014 5:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:

Georgia, Syria, Ukraine now Vietnam…….US looks to set world on fire at 3rd party risk and human loss

May 13, 2014 7:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NickyMicky wrote:

Why US is quiet when the Philippines ram a ship and stationed some soldiers on one of the island? Why US have double standard and yet not
ratify UNCLOS but only pin point on China

May 14, 2014 2:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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