Commented frequently in the South China Sea, Vietnam, the Philippines, fish in troubled waters to pick the first ignition
Vietnam News Agency 14 release of the Vietnamese Navy in its illegal occupation of China’s Nansha Islands reef life shooting photos. AFP
“International Herald Tribune” correspondent Liangjia Wen from Beijing South China Sea on the greatest danger, not typhoons, tsunamis, but the recent controversy continues to heat up.
6 14, the Vietnamese Navy in China, the Nansha Islands waters surrounding reef life at live-fire exercises, put provocative gesture. The day before, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered a rare tough speech, saying “we must take the whole party, army, national power to defend the East China Sea (that is, the South China Sea )。”
practice in Vietnam, causing international public opinion concerns. Observers fear (on the South China Sea) in the more “showdown” in danger. Another evidence of concern is the issue of conscription that Nguyen Tan Dung. This is the 1979 Sino-Vietnam border conflict since the first time. Although Vietnam is called “draft order” is not a “mobilization order”, but it’s the issue of timing, but it is very subtle.
14 day military exercise on the day in Vietnam, China did not move severely criticized the excesses of Vietnam, but Foreign Ministry spokesman said Hong Lei, China has always maintained and always committed with the countries of the direct bilateral negotiation and friendly consultation, the South China Sea by peaceful means to resolve disputes and differences properly.
This reflects China’s two principles: First, consultation by the parties, refused a third party to intervene; Second, do not resort to force to a peaceful solution. However, as in Vietnam, and China always naysayers, and runs counter to China’s good intentions.
in last year’s ASEAN summit, Vietnam, to use their presidency opportunity to secretly draw a number of countries in the ambush on the South China Sea in China, especially to convince U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a “involved in the South China Sea,” the tough speech that Chinese diplomats attending the angry, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the spot given to refute.
the Vietnam once again play the “American card.” According to reports, the United States and Vietnam held a joint naval exercise next month, the U.S. Seventh Fleet destroyer will travel to Vietnam harbor. Containment of China to the ocean for consideration, the United States willing to play the South China Sea natural “balance hand” plus “leader” role. June 14, the United States and six countries in ASEAN and the waters near the Strait of Malacca, began a 11-day joint military exercise.
If Vietnam was the first pick by the South China Sea issue, then the United States is the spoiler, while the Philippines is playing a role of fish in troubled waters, little tricks constantly. Recently, the Philippines, the UK-based Forum Energy awarded oil exploration licenses, the proposal to the United Nations sued the China Sea, and held joint military exercises with the United States, 13 claimed that the South China Sea was renamed as “West Philippine Sea . ”
only, the Philippines assumed the posture soft with hard. President Aquino III, participating in activities organized by the Chinese side, there are many pleasant words and said that he who has the Chinese origin. Philippine presidential spokesman made it clear that the Philippines is not anti-China policy, not to boycott Chinese goods.
the South China Sea crisis, disaster since Vietnam and the Philippines in violation of “the South China Sea Declaration on Conduct of Parties”, attempts to break the status quo, the development of the South China Sea oil and gas resources. It is worth mentioning that overseas data, Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries in the South China Sea has been the illegal exploitation of thousands of wells, the light of a country in Vietnam, received as much as tens of billions of petrodollars.
Clearly, China can no longer sit idly by and let his occupation of the South China Sea oil and gas resources in the country create a fait accompli. At present, China has independent intellectual property rights, “Offshore Oil 981″ large deep-sea drilling platforms, is heading for the South China Sea a sea; Chinese fishery, maritime surveillance and other forces are gradually strengthen the effective jurisdiction of the South China Sea. Observers predict that, with the complexity of the situation in the South China Sea region, especially the involvement of forces outside the region, bilateral and multilateral friction will continue, and even may worsen.(edit: SN049)
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