<i>Although the strong rhetoric of China’s new “white paper” on military strategy leaves them looking like the troublemaker, a good part of the tension comes from the U.S.</i>
China’s opponent in the argument about the remote archipelago [in the South China Sea] is only apparent in emerging nations of South [Read more]
It is imperative the U.S. leads the way in defending freedom of the seas.
Several days ago, the United States pointed to Chinese island building in the South China Sea as being responsible for exacerbated tensions in the region. But a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson responded yesterday, saying that U.S. assumptions about Chinese construction in the South China Sea are unfounded. In [Read more]
On May 8, the United States Department of Defense released the 2015 annual report of Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China. The report from this year still retains the structure from the past, the main content consists of six chapters: Annual Update, Understanding China's Strategy, [Read more]
The U.S. has a history of being both stupidly besotted with the idea of China and almost entirely inept at managing the relationship.
Qhatever those seeking to contain it may do, China will always have the resolve and capability to build peace, friendship and cooperation in the South China Sea with the help of ASEAN states.
Recently, the U.S. Department of State released a report titled, “Limits in the Seas — China: Maritime Claims in the South China Seas,” which improperly commented on the legal validity of China’s nine-dash line in the South China Sea, and stated that China has yet to clarify relevant maritime claims in [Read more]
Currently, the U.S. is the champion, and maintaining the status quo is to its benefit.
Lately, the United States has been very busy in the Asia-Pacific. The U.S. is reeling from its recent military and diplomatic operations in the Western Pacific, now in full swing. First, the U.S. Secretary of State and other senior government officials cast out the “South China Sea freeze” as part of a three-step [Read more]