Russian media said that U.S. attempts to interfere in the South China Sea disputes to obstruct China’s rise
2010 In February, the U.S. Navy to conduct military exercises in the South China Sea region
LONDON, according to Russia’s” Independent “reported on July 28, China and the United States compete for influence in Asia competition is becoming increasingly acute, Washington, Beijing has attempted to interfere in China have expressed dissatisfaction with the South China Sea islands dispute. Russian experts believe that Americans move is an attempt to prevent China to further strengthen its military and economic strength.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Chinese government attempts to interfere in China and its neighbors in the South China Sea dispute on the ownership of the island to make violent reaction. Hillary Clinton was held in Hanoi, Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of ASEAN Regional Forum, said the U.S. national interest is to act as a middleman, mediation in China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines because of the South China Sea about 200 islands and reefs of ownership occurred conflict. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi angrily retorted that the U.S. intervention will only exacerbate tensions in the region, he said: “This issue will be international, multilateral, what will happen? Only make things worse, more difficult to solve.”
China’s official media accused the U.S. Secretary of State, this is an attempt to obstruct the efforts of China in the South China Sea. “People’s Daily” criticized the U.S. attempt to use military means to contain China, “Global Times” in English that China would never renounce the use of military means to defend their fundamental interests. Back in March this year, Beijing had warned visiting U.S. officials stressed that the South China Sea issue is the scope of its core interests. “New York Times” pointed out that China is strengthening its naval power against a potential enemy, actively building aircraft carriers and ballistic missile submarines, as the South China Sea islands dispute is extremely sharp, the area of ??strategic importance for China, is China’s most important maritime traffic arteries, China’s energy supply routes through the region, the same Chinese-made goods to Europe and the Middle East after this. In addition, China believes that, hidden in the rich heritage of South China Sea oil and gas resources. In 1988 China and Vietnam in the disputed islands, the Navy has an outbreak of a naval battle, the results of three Vietnamese vessels were sunk. Beijing also warned foreign oil companies not to sign the South China region and Vietnam oil exploration agreement.
China’s position in East Asia continue to consolidate to make uneasy neighbors, the first time in Japan recently announced plans to strengthen its submarine construction, after Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia also has a lot of purchasing submarines. U.S. to take advantage of China’s neighbors anxiety, strengthen ties with traditional allies, to win over new regional allies. Now that Japan has agreed to keep the U.S. military base in Okinawa, South Korea has decided to place their forces under the leadership of U.S. general. Far East Russian Academy of Sciences researcher Cameron Ivanov pointed out that in 2002 the South China Sea littoral states have agreed to decide an equal development of local resources, to resolve disputed issues by peaceful means, China has also drafted documents, but the strength of the United States worried that China continues to grow, fear lose their influence in this region, the deliberate intensification of the situation, although China and the United States is trying to establish normal relations, but definitely not a matter of national security to make any concessions on major issues. (Compiled: Shu-shan)