RED DRAGON – RED CHINA – SOUTH CHINA SEA AGGRESSION
Red China is guilty of aggression for she makes unprovoked attacks on other nations. Red China is in the habit of being destructively hostile to her weak neighbors. Red China used her armed forces violating her international obligations in ruthless pursuit of her desire to dominate other nations to further her own ends. Firstly, I am asking news media to use correct linguistic terms to describe Red China’s war like acts.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks before a bilateral meeting at the Putra World Trade Center on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur. | REUTERS
Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China’s Wang
- Aug 5, 2015
- Online: Aug 05, 2015
- Print: Aug 06, 2015
- Last Modified: Aug 05, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarization” of its disputed waters.
Kerry made the remarks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of meetings involving the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where maritime tensions have taken center stage.
The official said Kerry told Wang that while Washington did not take a position on sovereignty claims in the strategic waterway, it wanted to see them resolved peacefully and in accordance with international law.
“He encouraged China, along with the other claimants, to halt problematic actions in order to create space for diplomacy,” the official said.
In brief remarks to reporters after his talks with Kerry, Wang said China would pursue “peaceful discussions” to resolve the South China Sea dispute. He did not elaborate.
Recent satellite images show China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre airstrip on one of its seven new islands in the Spratlys.
The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia.
China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims.
China had said it did not want the South China Sea dispute raised at this week’s ASEAN meetings, but some ministers, including from host Malaysia, rebuffed that call, saying the issue was too important to ignore.
In a statement, Japan’s Senior Vice Foreign Minister Minoru Kiuchi “voiced deep concern over unilateral actions that change the status quo and heighten tensions in the South China Sea, including large-scale land reclamation, the construction of outposts and their use for military purposes.”
Despite strong public comments by several Southeast Asian ministers about the need to reduce tensions, the grouping had yet to issue a customary communique following annual talks between its foreign ministers on Tuesday.
“On the South China Sea, I think we are probably nearing a formulation,” said Jakkrit Srivali, director-general of the ASEAN department at Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Other issues had also held up the statement, he said without elaborating. A communique was expected at the end of joint meetings between ASEAN, the United States, China, Japan and other countries on Thursday, senior officials said.
China and Southeast Asian nations had agreed to set up a foreign ministers’ hotline to tackle emergencies in the waterway, a senior ASEAN official said on Friday. This was expected to be contained in the communique.
Wang was due to hold talks with ASEAN foreign ministers later on Wednesday.
On Monday, he described calls for a freeze in activity in the South China Sea as “unrealistic.”
Kerry told his ASEAN counterparts in a separate meeting that Washington wanted to see stability in the South China Sea.
“We want to ensure the security of critical sea lanes and fishing grounds and to see that disputes in the area are managed peacefully and on the basis of international law,” Kerry said.
China has shown no sign of halting its construction on artificial islands in disputed areas.
It has accused the United States of militarizing the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills.
The senior State Department official said Kerry and Wang also discussed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, as well as U.S. concerns over cybersecurity and human rights in China.
“They agreed there are many shared challenges that both countries should work closer together to address, such as climate change and development, and that more dialogue and cooperation between the United States and China remains vital,” the official said.
So, is the whole world just going to continue sitting on their thumbs while China continues to advance is what is clearly not quote “militarization”, but indeed militarization? What will it take to get the United States, the U.N- SOMEONE- to strike in glaring detail the Chinese government is ignoring officially set maritime borders and take actual action against this? Do we honestly have to wait until China takes over a nation or two in order to wake people up?
This is not a time to shy due to the possibility of war. We might have one in the future if this keeps up.
I couldn’t agree more. What’s truly frightening is the mismatch between Kerry and Wang Yi. Remember, Kerry and Obama, think they just accomplished a historic agreement with Iran. As far as negotiating with China goes, history is, indeed, repeating itself and Kerry is playing the lead role of Neville Chamberlain. China does not fear the current US administration in the least bit. Why should they? Kerry and Obama’s complete incompetence in the arena of foreign policy, is going to, literally, get people killed.
Bother the US Administration the Chinese government fears no one, and why? Because the world has stupidly fed the beast until it’s become the monster it is today. The majority of world economies depend on China, and they can’t simply sever relations; China knows this, which is why they dare to cause trouble.
No kidding how incompetent Obama is; then again, the States has not had a competent president in ages, let alone one who isn’t a bloody coward.
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