Be on the South China Sea in Vietnam that the United States to take risks to support it (Figure)
Data for: Vietnamese soldiers operating heavy machine guns for combat exercise
recent months, the outside world for the situation in the South China Sea region can continue to maintain stability concerns intensified. Since the end of Vietnam and China a series of frictions and diplomatic row broke out at sea, and both sides of the controversy is more in the past week reached a recent peak. 10 evening, Vietnam announced that the Ministry will be 13 near the coast in which a live-fire exercises at sea, and warned all ships away from the area. Vietnam this gesture immediately triggered the parties concerned.
experts point out that the Vietnamese continue to test in the South China Sea issue China’s patience on the bottom line, on the one hand want to “lead the East troubles”, the use of pressure from China to attract the attention of domestic public; the other hand, also because judge in the South China Sea in Vietnam made U.S. support. However, for the United States, the game between China and Vietnam is just a pawn.
more fierce media speculation, “the South China Sea”
in Vietnam accused China of undermining their marine exploration activities shortly after the June 9, said Vietnam ” Chinese fishing boats in the ocean surveillance ship of China under the cover of another fiber optic cable cut exploration in Vietnam “, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated that” opposition against China’s sovereignty over the South China Sea in Vietnam. ”
However, the June 9 event the real situation is that a Chinese fishing boat the morning is normal operation, only to suddenly confronted with the illegal expulsion of the Vietnamese armed ships, including fishing nets and a fishing vessel operating illegally in the field Vietnam’s oil and gas exploration ship cables intertwined, Vietnam ship regardless of the lives of Chinese fishermen, Chinese fishing boats drag down the line more than an hour.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that Hong Lei: “The more serious threat to the practice of craft, fishermen’s lives in China, Vietnam China’s Nansha Islands waters Man On Beach illegal oil and gas exploration and expulsion of Chinese fishing boats, seriously violated China’s sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. China urges Vietnam to cease all infringing activity. “
Surprisingly, remark on the second day in Hong Lei, Vietnam further overstating profile , 13, announced, “in which a certain area of ??the coast of the Ministry held for 6 hours of live-fire exercises”, and warned all ships away from the area. AP commented on this, Vietnam The aim is clearly to “response” to China after the Vietnamese in the area to stop all oil exploration activities.
China Radio International Vietnamese Ministry Chenmin Ling told “World News” correspondent, in the chaos of the South China Sea dispute led to a large number of Vietnam all the media coverage, whether it is official media, or folk media, all of South China Sea showed great sensitivity and concern, from text to images, to video, far more than the amount of information reported in the Chinese media.
“in their report which has been emphasized that some of the controversial Vietnam’s territorial waters are” Chenmin Ling said. For China related news, the Vietnamese media are timely rebuttal. In addition, a very interesting point is that the Vietnamese media reports in the daily also carried a lot of subtle propaganda, many people in its previous report, read to the Vietnamese soldiers in the occupied South Sea island, hard details of life, and how to develop the island’s processes, “such reports almost never stopped.”
“troubles Tungyin” transfer contradictions
In recent years, Vietnam began to establish himself more and more emphasis on national ocean awareness. Just this month, Vietnam held a special “Ocean Month” activities, and in the international media to run a large number of marine APIs, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that the international media; Vietnam’s domestic media is trying to find “historical basis” in an attempt to prove some of the Nansha Islands and Paracel Islands belong to its territory.
ocean awareness, Vietnam, South China Sea issue is just a big fuss for a reason. Since 2008, Vietnam’s economic situation began in an unstable state, in this year, sweeping the global financial crisis, exacerbating the plight of the Vietnamese economy.
China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Chu Hao told “World News” reporter pointed out that, since December of last year, Vietnam’s overall inflation situation is very serious, and has signs of catch-up situation in 2008 . “Vietnam is now very difficult thing for fear of social instability.” He said, the end of April this year, Vietnam’s northwestern ethnic neighborhoods have had “fighting for independence” incident, nearly 1 million people about to set up an independent Kingdom, although after the events in the military and police repression was to settle, but Vietnamese officials for the stability of society as a whole is still deep concern “in this case, Vietnam would consider ‘troubles Tungyin’, namely, by external pressure to attract domestic people’s attention, this time, China will become a target. ”
Vietnam to get U.S. support for it
however, is well known, the more disparity between military forces in Vietnam in the military is not China’s rival, while Vietnam has Why dare to challenge China? China has been consistently demonstrated outside the image of peaceful development, and this policy of peaceful development, but also the courage to continue to explore making Vietnam the bottom line of China’s tolerance. Chu Hao said that China once said that tough, Vietnam will soon “go back”, this process is actually a policy and diplomatic game. In addition, another important reason is that, in recent years, the United States to seek restrictions in the Western Pacific region influence the development of China, Vietnam is to seize it, to determine the issue in the South China Sea to obtain the support of the United States, which prompted the courage to take risky actions.
Vietnam and the United States had played 15 years of the Vietnam War, relations between the cold war, until 1995, only between the United States and Vietnam resumed diplomatic relations. However, in recent years, the United States and Vietnam relations have developed rapidly, in August 2010, at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Vietnam, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton involved in a high-profile South China Sea dispute, led to the outside of Vietnam will become the United States’ new allies ” number of guesses. Since then, Vietnam has become a popular U.S. media pay more attention to country.
6 月 10 evening, the tension in the occasion of Vietnam Sea dispute, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry declared, including the United States hopes the international community to take action to help reduce tension in the South China Sea. Reuters commented that the continued escalation of the more recent tensions, the tension will make diplomatic trouble, and may be involved in the dispute among the United States.
Some analysts pointed out that Vietnam once the judge can get U.S. support, it may take risky actions. But most experts agree that Vietnam hopes to get U.S. support misjudgment of the situation to the current U.S. economic situation and international situation, the United States-based international strategic goal is stability.
Chu Hao pointed out that the Philippines and Vietnam in the disputed South China Sea with China, the United States in supporting the process of the two countries will be very different. The Philippines is the U.S. military allies, the United States and the Philippines signed the alliance agreement provided that if the conflict in the Philippines coastal waters, the United States are obliged to protect them. But Vietnam is different, though compared to the previous US-Vietnam relations are improving, and Vietnam through different channels you want access to U.S. security commitments, “but in Vietnam for the United States, but a game between China and the U.S. pawn.”
more wary of China come from
recent years, China keep strong and rapid rise at the same time, China’s marine rights awareness rising, including in energy, navigation, security interests continue to extend emerged on the situation. However, faced with a variety of related initiatives taken by China, Vietnam, that their safety has been greatly affected.
Vietnam is a strip of land shaped the country, two narrow width of the middle, so the inherent geo-strategic position is very clear. Vietnam’s land area, the narrowest place less than 50 km, which is approximately equivalent to Beijing West to East Sixth Ring six-ring distance. Therefore, Vietnam is very worried about the fate suffered by cut down the middle. To avoid this situation, the Vietnamese adopted two measures, one of which is the expansion of the sea, increase their strategic depth; the other hand, is expanding to the west on the road. In China the concept of marine awareness and rights have not been fully wake up before this sea of ??Vietnamese expansion was carried out very fast, so far, Vietnam has occupied 29 in the South China Sea islands.
Vietnam to China held a grudge, another reason is that, in the 1st century BC to the 10th century most of the time, the Vietnamese are in ancient China under the rule of the regime. Historically known as the “North is” time. Vietnam believes that its invasion of China during this period of time, no matter how much publicity the Chinese side has made, in addition to Vietnam and France and the United States during the war, the Vietnamese have always been wary of China.
particular note is that young people account for the total population of Vietnam, 60% -70%, and most of them born in 1975, they are all grown up after the Vietnam War, was subjected to ” anti-educational “effect. June 5, some people in Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam Embassy in China and the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City before the protest, which is inside most of the participants are young people.(edit: SN049)
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