China blames Vietnam, says will not cede inch of disputed territory

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mjp1958 wrote:

First, Russia illegally invaded and annexed Crimea.

Now, China has illegally invaded Vietnamese waters that have been deemed as Vietnamese territory for decades.

China is a law-breaking bully just like Russia!

May 15, 2014 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

“Although the two Communist neighbors have close economic and political ties, Vietnamese resentment against China runs deep, rooted in feelings of national pride and the struggle for independence after decades of war and more than 1,000 years of Chinese colonial rule that ended in the 10th century.” – Reuters

I spent several years in the Far East, mostly in the Philippines.

Since it belies politically correct dogma, the fact that many non-Chinese in Asia don’t like the Chinese on a personal basis is not reported – it goes against the fashionable anti-racist, “diversity” myths, doesn’t it?

May 15, 2014 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

“Thousands of Vietnamese set fire to…factories and rampaged through industrial zones in Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces….In Binh Duong province alone, police said 460 companies had reported some damage to their plants,…”

Vietnam has a quarrel with China. Vietnamese destroy and damage factories inside Vietnam that provide jobs and paychecks to Vietnamese, and most of the damaged companies are not Chinese. If I go to Vietnam and have an argument with a Vietnamese, is he going to get a hammer and hit himself in the head? Then, is he going to douse himself with gasoline and set fire to himself until he wins (?) the argument?

I served four years in Vietnam in two tours from 1966 to 1971, and I never noticed this side of their behavior. Some of them were trying to kill us, but we were in their country trying to make them accept our version of “democracy” that usually meant accepting some general as their “president.” Is this new masochism a cult-like fad? We have people who worship goths, vampires, zombies, and werewolves in the US, but they usually stay in dark nightclubs or in the movies. Its their country, but I hope that our wierdos don’t start acting like their wierdos.

May 15, 2014 8:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hahahappy wrote:

I still cant find any other report that says 21 dead? Am I missing something or is this article wrong.

May 15, 2014 8:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

If the “disputed territory” is in the sea, does that mean that they won’t surrender a single “drop” of it? Of course, there could be islands that can be measured in inches. It seems like a waste of effort for rocks and seawater.

May 15, 2014 8:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeBarton wrote:

These idiots, so called Vietnamese nationalists, destroyed mostly Korean owned factories and businesses, who have nothing to do with the dispute. Bite the hand that creates jobs in your country. Shake my head.

That does not excuse China from territory grabbing. That so called “disputed sea” was never disputed. It had been undisputed Vietnamese waters for decades.

May 15, 2014 8:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
captaindoc wrote:

I would hope that the USA does not get into a conflict over this disputed area. The USA may have a problem as far as Philippines’ are concerned as we have a long standing treaty and MOU to support. We do not have a treaty with Viet Nam so they are basically on their own hook with any problems with China

May 15, 2014 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
captaindoc wrote:

I would hope that the USA does not get into a conflict over this disputed area. The USA may have a problem as far as Philippines’ are concerned as we have a long standing treaty and MOU to support. We do not have a treaty with Viet Nam so they are basically on their own hook with any problems with China

May 15, 2014 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fw360 wrote:

This South China Sea dispute is stupid… on all sides.

All the claims have some kernels of truth… on historic and legal grounds. But they are all NOT recognized by the international community. China PRC’s claim of the “9-dotted line” zone was inherited from China ROC… which started the claim in 1930’s. Vietnam can site chapter and verse from its ancient history. Philippines can argue it legal rightful ownership based on the more modern UN code of law.

This whole dispute should be arbitrated by the UN. Or, all the claimants should join together to form an international company or authority to administer the region. The ownership percentage can be determined by the number of occupied islets by the individual countries in the region as of today.

This will avoid another huge bloodshed in the world.

May 16, 2014 2:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Xanh wrote:

I have to say this. The Vietnamese workers did not destroy their working places aka those factories on their own. There’ve been an internal conflict of politic regima in Vietnam for years. The hostile elements is believed had done this, they caused big misunderstanding between Vietnam and other countries as well as lowered Vietnam’s prestige to the world

May 16, 2014 6:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
HaNoi wrote:

This is a government staged demonstration against China gone wild! Demonstrations of any kind are forbidden in Viet Nam by the Communist regime, except those sponsor by the government, undercover cops and “demonstrators for hired” are planned into these demonstrations to instigate and spread propaganda and to arrest anyone believe threaten to the communist regime. In recent years government’s been using gangsters to suppress many of the intellects voice against government corruptions, government corporation with China, etc… So, the Vietnamese Communist government is the one to blame on this, no one else!

May 16, 2014 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
HaNoi wrote:

This is a government staged demonstration against China gone wild! Demonstrations of any kind are forbidden in Viet Nam by the Communist regime, except those sponsor by the government, undercover cops and “demonstrators for hired” are planned into these demonstrations to instigate and spread propaganda and to arrest anyone believe threaten to the communist regime. In recent years government’s been using gangsters to suppress many of the intellects voice against government corruptions, government corporation with China, etc… So, the Vietnamese Communist government is the one to blame on this, no one else!

May 16, 2014 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zorro21c wrote:

Communist Rusia and China are threaten the world order. Make them beg for food like in the 60s-70s. The West was very rich without doing business with them in the past.

May 16, 2014 11:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

China, on the road to ruin…

May 16, 2014 12:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sunrise90s wrote:

“I think it’s quite clear … who is conducting normal activity and who is disrupting it”

It is so sad for a country to jump into the Exclusive Economic Zone of another country to build an oil rig then have the nerves to call it “normal activity.” The Vietnamese is called “disrupting” for defending their sovereignty?

This Chinese Chief needs to open an economics book and read the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (which China signed and ratified) before making another ignorant remark. As another friendly advice, he should learn to read international maps instead of Chinese map (in which China apparently claims all areas in dispute with Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, etc.)

The boundaries of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Vietnam is as clear as the daylight in international records. For anyone interested you can check http://www.marineregions.org/eezmapper.php?eez_id=207 as an example. The source is Belgian’s Flanders Maritime Institute. Or rather, do your own research.)

Just because China is such a big and powerful country now does not mean they can rewrite the map the way they want it. This is 2014. Do not invade another country.

May 16, 2014 1:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kea808 wrote:

Get out of Vietnamese waters!

May 16, 2014 2:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Patiot1 wrote:

Looks like another Crimea developing thanks to our foreign policy towards Russia. Why wouldn’t China follow?

May 16, 2014 11:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

People throughout the world, this is why there is distrust towards Chinese.
A controversial and seethingly-nationalist PLA-backed video and a plethora of crazy articles have been making the rounds on the Chinese media. Most terrifying are the “Six Inevitable Wars” that China must fight in the next fifty years. GOOGLE TO FIND LINK
Before 2063 China will, apparently, be engaged in the wars over the following issues:
1. Taiwanese unification (2020 – 2025)
2. South China Sea islands (2025 – 2030)
3. “Southern” Tibet (2035 – 2040)
4. Diaoyutai and Ryukyu islands (2040 – 2045)
5. “Outer” Mongolia (2045 – 2050)
6. “Recover the territory seized by Russia” (2055 – 2060)
Not included in the list are the inevitably battles to recapture Chinese Alaska and to Unify Outer France.
These people are sick and deranged.

May 16, 2014 11:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chinois wrote:

Too bad China could not expand any further because of Vietnam. So who’s containing China now, the US or Vietnam ?

May 17, 2014 6:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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