China plays Nazis game to ASEAN region ?

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“China Seas Pirate Gangs”

Since: Jul 12

Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

#1 Aug 5, 2012
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/08/is-china...

US Voices Concern Over South China Sea Rows

China’s military presence in the South China Sea has already garnered criticism from the Philippines and Vietnam. As the Philippines expresses concern over China’s military presence, the United States is now accusing China of raising tensions, from Aljazeera:

The United States has accused China of raising tensions through a new military garrison in the South China Sea, calling on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

“We are concerned by the increase in tensions in the South China Sea and are monitoring the situation closely,” US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement on Friday.

“In particular, China’s upgrading of the administrative level of Sansha city and establishment of a new military garrison there covering disputed areas of the South China Sea run counter to collaborative diplomatic efforts to resolve differences and risk further escalating tensions in the region,” he said.

Ventrell also pointed to “confrontational rhetoric” and incidents at sea, saying:“The United States urges all parties to take steps to lower tensions.”

Washington has voiced it’s support for the Philippines in the past, and analysts, such as Stanford University’s Don Emmerson, are speculating on the US’s role in the dispute, the Voice of America reports:

“One would even suggest that those within the People’s Liberation Army who are among the most vehement nationalists on this issue would like to see the South China Sea actually become a Chinese lake,” Emmerson says.

Cato’s Justin Logan believes Washington is going “a little bit too far into making this a U.S. vs. China competition in the South China Sea.”

“If the United States had a somewhat more distant posture and wasn’t always rushing to assure its friends and allies in the region that we would be on the hook to ensure freedom of navigation,” Logan says,“other countries in the region would be, in fact, more alarmed about China’s behavior.”

“But the idea that they see the United States at the forefront of this effort to constrain China’s ambition in the South China Sea allows them to stand back a little bit and play one side off the other.”

Tensions in the region were heightened due to the lack of a resolution from the ASEAN summit. In response to Washington, Xinhua reports China strongly opposes the US’s statement on the dispute.:

China expressed its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition on the press statement released Friday by the U.S.Department of State on the South China Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here Saturday.

The statement “completely ignored the facts, deliberately confounded right and wrong, and sent a seriously wrong signal, which is not conducive to the efforts safeguarding the peace and stability of the South China Sea and the Asia Pacific region,” Qin said in a statement.

Why does the U.S. turn a blind eye to the facts that certain countries opened a number of oil and gas blocks, and issued domestic laws illegally appropriating Chinese islands and waters? Why does the U.S. avoid talking about the threats of military vessels to Chinese fishermen by certain countries and their unjustified claims of sovereignty rights over Chinese islands? And why do they choose to abruptly express concerns on and fiddle with the issue at a moment when regional countries are enhancing communication and dialogue and trying to solve the disputes and calm the situation? Qin asked.

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“China Seas Pirate Gangs”

Since: Jul 12

Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

#2 Aug 5, 2012
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China attached great importance to the friendly cooperation with ASEAN, support the process of ASEAN integration and ASEAN’ s major role in the East Asia cooperation, said Qin.

Reuters reports China protesting the US’s accusation by calling in the U.S. Diplomat, Robert Wang:

In a statement released late on Saturday, China’s Foreign Ministry said Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Kunsheng summoned the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Wang to make “serious representations” about the issue.

Zhang said the U.S. statement “disregarded the facts, confused right with wrong, sent a seriously wrong signal and did not help with efforts by relevant parties to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea or the Asia Pacific.”

In the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, police on Sunday arrested at least 40 people preparing to stage another anti-China protest, said blogger Phuong Bich.

Authorities in Vietnam rarely allow demonstrations, but there have been periodic protests against China in Hanoi over the past few months as a result of what many Vietnamese see as Beijing’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea

According to Bloomberg, China’s assertiveness in the region coincides with the upcoming change in leadership:

“What we’re seeing is a significant ratcheting up of Chinese pressure on the region to basically acquiesce that the South China Sea is Chinese territory,” Dean Cheng, a researcher on Chinese political and security issues at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said in a telephone interview.

China’s assertiveness in the region coincides with preparations for a political and military transition. Communist party leaders are believed to be meeting to select new members for the country’s Politburo and Standing Committee, the nation’s civilian leaders, and its Central Military Commission, which controls the military, Cheng said. In October or November, the full party Congress will convene to select a new president to replace Hu Jintao in a once-a-decade leadership handover.

Cheng said the U.S. interest is primarily in free navigation through the region. The South China Sea sea lanes are particularly important to the economies of U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, he said.

Any military conflict in the South China Sea might draw in the U.S. The Philippines is a U.S. ally, and the two countries have a mutual protection pact. While the treaty doesn’t cover disputed territories in the South China Sea, an attack on Filipino ships or other assets could trigger a U.S. response, Cheng said .

China is becoming more aggressive in the region by setting up the city of Sansha and a military garrison. Another Reuters article reports they are also increasing their presence through China National Offshore Oil Corp’s (CNOOC) acquisition of Canada’s tenth largest oil company, Nexen:

The acquisition of Nexen — which faces reviews by both the Canadian and U.S. governments — will not be an instant game changer, however, because deepwater technology will take years for China to master, say experts on China’s energy sector.

CNOOC, parent of Hong Kong-listed CNOOC Ltd, has emerged as a key component of China’s strategy to bolster its claims to nearly the entire South China Sea. The vast body of water, believed to hold rich oil and gas reserves, is also claimed in part by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia.

CNOOC become more deeply involved in China’s South China Sea strategy in late June when it invited foreign firms to bid on oil blocks that overlap territory being explored by Vietnam. Earlier CNOOC unveiled the Haiyang Shiyou (Offshore Oil) 981 rig, China’s first domestically made ultra-deepwater rig.

With the Nexen acquisition comes deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico that would bring with it expertise in managing complex operations and technology that, once assimilated, would extend CNO OC’s rea ch in the South China Sea.

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“China Seas Pirate Gangs”

Since: Jul 12

Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

#3 Aug 5, 2012
South China Sea: Beijing attacks US 'trouble-making'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19144740

The US has expressed concern about the move to form a garrison in Sansha city
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Chinese state media have hit out at US "trouble-making" on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue.

One commentary told the US to "shut up" on the subject, while another said it had "deservedly evoked curses".

The response came after the US State Department said it was "closely" monitoring increased tensions in the South China Sea.

It also expressed concern over China's move to militarise a disputed island.

"In particular, China's upgrading of the administrative level of Sansha City and establishment of a new military garrison there covering disputed areas of the South China Sea run counter to collaborative diplomatic efforts to resolve differences and risk further escalating tensions in the region," acting deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement on Friday.

Sansha City lies on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands, which China has controlled since a battle in 1974 with Vietnam. Taiwan also claims the islands, whose population numbers only a few thousand, mostly fishermen.

The city was established in June as China's administrative base for the whole South China Sea area, including the disputed territories of the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal.

'Instigating'
Beijing summoned the US embassy's deputy chef de mission Robert Wang on Saturday to express "strong dissatisfaction" over the US comments.

And on Monday a commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily - the Communist Party mouthpiece - went further.

"The statement by the US side confuses right and wrong, strongly misleads public opinion, sends the wrong signal and and should be sternly refuted," it said. "We can completely shout to the US: Shut up."

China Daily, in its editorial, also accused the US of "outright trouble-making".

"If the White House is interested in restoring peace in the South China Sea, it should talk the real trouble-makers into behaving. The truth, however, is that it has been instigating the other countries in the disputes and even arming them, while blaming China for its defensive moves."

China lays claim to a U-shaped swathe of the South China Sea, http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/4895100... overlapping areas claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia.

There are thought to be significant oil and gas reserves below parts of the sea that are subject to ownership disputes.

In recent years, tensions over the issue have increased amid growing assertiveness from China over its maritime claims.

This year ties between Beijing and both Manila and Hanoi have been frayed over separate South China Sea rows.

Last month, the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries failed for the first time in the bloc's 45-year history to issue a joint statement because of rows over the maritime disputes.

Since: Mar 08

Portland, OR

#4 Aug 6, 2012
yes this is all very dangerous! CCP is claiming territory that obviously and clearly belongs to the Phillipines---it is crystal clear that CCP is incorrect

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#6 Aug 7, 2012
Leonard 68 wrote:
yes this is all very dangerous! CCP is claiming territory that obviously and clearly belongs to the Phillipines---it is crystal clear that CCP is incorrect
Why is Hawaii and Guan a part of US then dummy? they are "clearly obviously" independent, LOL
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#7 Aug 7, 2012
dzhou wrote:
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Why is Hawaii and Guan a part of US then dummy? they are "clearly obviously" independent, LOL
Not to mention half of Mexico now part of Western U.S.

Since: Mar 08

Portland, OR

#8 Aug 7, 2012
dzhou wrote:
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Why is Hawaii and Guan a part of US then dummy? they are "clearly obviously" independent, LOL
well you are the dummy and amazingly so!

Hawaii is one of the 50 states of the USA so is a full fledged part of the USA---this is a fact no matter what you say

Guam is a us territory---this is a fact no matter what you say

wow just when I thought you were getting a bit smart you turn super dumb again
Lawrence

Merewether, Australia

#9 Aug 7, 2012
One thing I have observed throughout the years is... Western nations, particularly Anglo-Saxon countries, such as USA, UK, Australia etc... are a bunch of jealous people. They have difficulty of accepting that someone else can possibly be better than than them. As such when someone is better than them, then unfortunately they will focus on negativity. The western media such as CNN, BBC etc are are a reflection of this. They better wake early and accept that some countries like China are working harder and have better systems than their version of "Democracy" way of doing things.

Since: Mar 08

Portland, OR

#10 Aug 7, 2012
RayH wrote:
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Not to mention half of Mexico now part of Western U.S.
so what is your point? I think USA won that territory in the past per battle, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas are all states of the USA and are all totally and completely part of the USA, oh my gosh the things you communists do not know
LETS GET IT ON

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Aug 7, 2012
That's right. Proof that might makes right. People want China to be more like the West. Well there you go!

A-HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH AHAAHA!

Since: Mar 08

Portland, OR

#12 Aug 7, 2012
LETS GET IT ON wrote:
That's right. Proof that might makes right. People want China to be more like the West. Well there you go!
A-HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH AHAAHA!
the acquisition of territory per the USA in the past was in a different era, times have changed, you can't just go around in today's world taking other countries territory, USA took over Iraq but gave it back

China picked up a HUGE land mass when they invaded and took over Tibet so what more do they want?

“China Seas Pirate Gangs”

Since: Jul 12

Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

#13 Aug 7, 2012
Lawrence wrote:
One thing I have observed throughout the years is... Western nations, particularly Anglo-Saxon countries, such as USA, UK, Australia etc... are a bunch of jealous people. They have difficulty of accepting that someone else can possibly be better than than them. As such when someone is better than them, then unfortunately they will focus on negativity. The western media such as CNN, BBC etc are are a reflection of this. They better wake early and accept that some countries like China are working harder and have better systems than their version of "Democracy" way of doing things.
Such an idiot for what you wrote.

Obama is a Black US President, Chinese Gary Locke was a WA Governor and the United States Ambassador to China today, India man Bobby Jindal now Louisiana Governor, Philipp Rösler a Vietnamese born became German politician today http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_R%C3%B6s... etc .......

“China Seas Pirate Gangs”

Since: Jul 12

Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

#14 Aug 7, 2012
Leonard 68 wrote:
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the acquisition of territory per the USA in the past was in a different era, times have changed, you can't just go around in today's world taking other countries territory, USA took over Iraq but gave it back
China picked up a HUGE land mass when they invaded and took over Tibet so what more do they want?
The China today think they are just like USSR took over the Eastern Europe during 60's so China now advances her temptation to take a massive sea-land in ASEAN region.

The world can hold their breath to see how China handle this barbaric case and who will wins who will loses and loose face in the next phrase.

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