China warns Japan, Philippines accuses China in maritime spat

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Mao88 wrote:

Beijing apparantly cannot tolerate any suggestions, criticisms or objections to its policies, doctrine, or actions. It criminalizes dissent inside China, blocks other information, reports, or omits relevant facts that it chooses ignore, giving domestic residents an imbalanced view of the truth.

Now, it even wants to silence and manipulate neighbor countries and interested nations and individuals. Where is Beijings objectivity? How can it be a leader among nations when it refuses to hear the suggestions and relevant facts of others?

May 23, 2014 9:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
michaelryan wrote:

China is all about china!! Anything that makes their empire larger is their goal… They want to dominate asia and they will… The other asian nations need to act now or just roll over…

May 23, 2014 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

China, on the road to ruin…

May 23, 2014 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I see another revolution in China within 10 years as liberalism with it’s entitlement thoughts are adopted by their billion poor.

May 23, 2014 1:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

“China warns Japan”. Wow. So, it’s come to this already where China can not warn Japan to shut up. This is playing with fire, as Japan is also an Asian people, with pride, i.e. “face”, being an important element in their culture. You don’t just “warn” a bunch of Asians and expect them to do nothing. Many an Asian will act, even suicidally, if “face” is at issue. Let’s hope this warning was not taken too personally by the Japanese.

May 23, 2014 3:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

Corrected:
“China warns Japan”. Wow. So, it’s come to this already, where China can warn Japan to shut up. This is playing with fire, as Japan is also an Asian people, with pride, i.e. “face”, being an important element in their culture. You don’t just warn a bunch of Asians and expect them to do nothing. Many an Asian will act, even suicidally, if “face” is at issue. Let’s hope this warning was not taken too personally by the Japanese.

May 23, 2014 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeneSass wrote:

China needs to be stopped and de-fanged before they start the next world war. They harp on WWII constantly but didn’t even exist until 3 years after WWII ended. That may be why they haven’t learned anything.

May 23, 2014 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4NewEngland wrote:

Fair comment, Mao88. Concise and well-articulated.

Unfortunately, it is also true that there seem to be too many ‘pre-conditions’ attached to the official PRC-govt’s criteria for achieving a ‘peaceful resolution.’

The continued official position is apparently one that pre-conceives and assumes absolute ‘indisputable sovereignty’ over the disputed territories in question.

Perhaps a new diplomatic path forward could focus entirely on first challenging this pre-conceived notion and ‘pre-condition’, prior to engaging in regional discussion and dialogue for resolving the disputes peacefully? In truth, PRC leadership and Xi himself might actually have wished the whole term ‘indisputable sovereignty’ was never muttered in the first place back in 2010, thus allowing more flexible room for open and fair dialogue!

May 23, 2014 9:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“China asserts that its territorial claims in the South China Sea are premised on its ‘inherent’ and ‘indisputable’ exercise of a historic sovereignty. But Chinese claims clearly lacks international legal basis and is tantamount to upset international laws, including the UNCLOS-1982. The claim has earned widespread international criticism and has been a major obstacle to dispute settlement efforts in the region.”

China= LAND GRABBING via Mythological History

May 23, 2014 10:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
isthnu wrote:

The obstacles are not the fault of China. Prior to the disputes, there had been friendly and cooperative discussions of mutual benefit among all sides who had no disagreement on China’s indisputable territorial sovereignty based on solid historical facts, official data and international law. The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea was tailored to meet the requirements and concerns that the relevant sides would and may have had, should unforeseen circumstances arise. Both Vietnam and the Philippines had signed the Document but later openly reneged on their obligations. Vietnam grabbed 29 islands; the Philippines occupied 8.

May 24, 2014 3:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

isthnu wrote:

The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea was tailored to meet the requirements and concerns that the relevant sides would and may have had, should unforeseen circumstances arise. Both Vietnam and the Philippines had signed the Document but later openly reneged on their obligations. Vietnam grabbed 29 islands; the Philippines occupied 8.

You try to infer with this, that Vietnam and The Philippines controlled these islands AFTER the 2002 Declaration on a Code of Conduct. This is of course a complete fallacy. The only country to change control of Islands by force since the COC in 2002, is China. Period.

May 24, 2014 5:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Davage wrote:

China’s been saying lately that it is Asians who have to settle their own disputes (ala Imperial Japan’s “Asia for Asians”). What’s wrong now? Are the Japanese not Asian enough for China?

May 24, 2014 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lorretamaria wrote:

China claimed that it is “rising peacefully” but its action does not match its words. Recent incidents have shown the world that China is trying to exert its power and try to bully other nations. It also reached as far as Africa to exploit their natural resources and damage their environment. Now it is also try to bully its neighbours. Deep down in China ideology is the concept of a great imperial empire, even though it is no longer an imperialistic country, its leaders still think themselves as Emperors and Mandarins of the world. As some one said, don’t listen to what China say, look at what China does.

May 24, 2014 8:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pandaforgery wrote:

The ultimate target of Chinese military strategy is to launch the nuclear missiles to the United States. So it is necessary to get the sea of the starting area within ​​the shooting range. It is the Senkaku Islands, Paracel Islands is, it is also the Spratly Islands.

If the true purpose of China is only to secure resources of rare metals such as oil, it is possible to compromise in negotiations. But if their true goal is to attack the United States mainland , China never compromise in any way.

Chinese current action & explanation of the kind of oil resources are disguised for the United States in these days, the real target is to get the area within the shooting short range to attack the United States mainland by the Chinese nuclear missiles.

May 28, 2014 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pandaforgery wrote:

The ultimate target of Chinese military strategy is to launch the nuclear missiles to the United States. So it is necessary to get the sea of the starting area within ​​the shooting range. It is the Senkaku Islands, Paracel Islands is, it is also the Spratly Islands.

If the true purpose of China is only to secure resources of rare metals such as oil, it is possible to compromise in negotiations. But if their true goal is to attack the United States mainland , China never compromise in any way.

May 28, 2014 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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