Australian media: China’s diplomatic pressure on the South China Sea into chaos
a Chinese warship ran aground in the South China Sea, arising from either the waters not only the existence of a sovereignty dispute, but also adjacent to the strained relations with China, the Philippines. According to the sources of the diplomatic system, then ran aground frigate ran aground a half months in the Nansha Islands, southwest edge of the reef, and in a “completely stuck” state.
In this connection, the Australian newspaper The Age (TheAge) published an article pointed out that the location aboard the ship is only 200 km from the Philippine coastline, while just in the exclusive economic zone claimed by the Philippines within the context. Seemed at the time of its rescue work even has could become a diplomatic challenge. In addition, not to mention the stranded ship is believed to number 560 arena level of the PLA Navy guided missile frigate, had also intervened to prevent the Philippine fishing vessels entering the waters near the action.
Although the stranded warship on Sunday rescued the Chinese, According to Chinese official sources, the accident stranded the “Dongguan” missile frigate in the assistance of the rescue forces independent off shallow success, the Ministry of ships bow slightly damaged, no casualties, the incident area without causing pollution. But the timing of this accident, the sentiment in the South China Sea region to strengthen the demands of sovereignty and the Chinese leadership for the display of national muscle is especially embarrassing.
Similarly, in Cambodia ASEAN summit ends on Friday, the parties did not resolve the South China Sea dispute to reach agreement. The face of pressure from China, the meeting did not form a code of conduct, they hastily painted on a stop. Participating U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with ASEAN foreign ministers also made a comment directed at China, said that (the situation) the key is no oppression, no intimidation, no threat and non-force “to resolve disputes .
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, the influence exerted in Phnom Penh has made the country of the ASEAN countries in the closed-door consultations on the South China Sea issue, the division, to support China’s position and to come forward to fight against China’s state between a rival. Role as the Chair of the country, close relations with China, Cambodia, also did not play center reconcile, resolve their differences, but Indonesia at the meeting for the States to agree campaigned.
Indonesia in the South China Sea and the demands of sovereignty, however, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa previously or appreciation of Hillary’s actions that bring the parties to reach a consensus regarding the “show own interests lie, but gave the parties to the space. “
last Thursday, China has also sent its largest ever fishing fleet, the intention of sailing from China’s Hainan Island to a South China Sea dispute reefs. In addition, earlier this week, the People’s Liberation Army generals and senior adviser of China’s foreign policy also urges China to adapt to the growth of its own strength, to exert more pressure on the requirements of sovereignty.
responsible for the suggestions to China’s main intelligence agency’s top think tank, China Institute of International Relations Dean of CUI have pointed out in Beijing in the past too much emphasis on putting aside disputes and seek consensus with the neighbors, “in the foreseeable future, or at least five years, the Asia-Pacific region will still show the various features of the transition period, and showing a certain degree of confusion. “
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Hillary Clinton in the ASEAN summit will be directed at China
to the South China Sea last week sent the history of the largest fishing fleet