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Post time 2015-10-28 07:04:05 |Display all floors
Anyone have any opinions on this statement? I'm open to hearing both sides of the argument.

“Beijing’s strategy in the South China Sea is to bully its neighbors and achieve regional hegemony through coercive means short of war. Turning peaceful naval patrols into diplomatic hot potatoes is exactly the sort of change Beijing seeks. ... Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said ... China ‘will absolutely not permit any country to infringe on China’s territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands.’ ... Such threats are all the more reason for the U.S. to defend international naval norms, and to make this the beginning of a persistent challenge to China’s false claims. (Former) Philippines president Fidel Ramos said the Spratly Islands would be ‘a litmus test of whether China as a great power intends to play by international rules, or make its own.’ Beijing has shown that it scorns those rules.”

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Post time 2015-10-28 10:23:08 |Display all floors
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Post time 2015-10-28 10:27:15 |Display all floors
Wait for the visa prices to shoot up for americans visiting, or already in China
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2015-10-28 10:57:53 |Display all floors
THE ONLY CLAIM THE PHILIPPINES HAS OVER THE SPRATLY ISLANDS IS THAT MR. TOMAS CLOMA DISCOVERED THEM AHEAD OF THE CHINESE, VIETNAMESE, EVEN MR. SPRATLY HIMSELF, IN THE YEAR 1956.  BASED ON THIS UNASSAILABLE FACT, AND IRON LOGIC OF THE LAW OF THE SEA, THE WHOLE SPRATLY ARCHIPELAGO BELONGS TO MR. CLOMA, AND BY INFERENCE, THE PHILIPPINES.

IF THAT IS NOT CLEAR ENOUGH, NOTHING CAN BE CLEARER.

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Post time 2015-10-29 07:04:39 |Display all floors
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Post time 2015-10-30 12:00:59 |Display all floors
CHINA HAS WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUBSCRIBED TO THE POLICY OF NON-INTERFERENCE IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF OTHER COUNTRIES . . .

BUT NOW, ITLOS IS INTERFERING NOT JUST IN ITS INTERNAL AFFAIRS, BUT REJECTING ITS VERY SOVEREIGNTY . . .

AND ITS SOVEREIGN ISLANDS, ARE BEING STRIPPED OF THEIR 12-MILE TERRITORIAL SEA WITH A BAYONET THRUST NEXT TO THEIR SKIN AND LIFTING OFF THEIR CLOTHES FOR THE WORLD TO SEE THEIR NAKEDNESS AND SHAME . . .

IS CHINA'S POLICY OF NON-INTERFERENCE REASONABLE AND SHOULD IT BE CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER DAY EVEN?

HOW ABOUT STARTING OFF WITH DEVALUING THE YUAN TO 7.00 YUAN/DOLLAR?  HOW?  BY SIMPLY BANNING THE PBOC FROM BUYING YUANS WITH ITS FOREX, UNTIL THE YUAN EXCHANGE RATE HAS DROPPED TO 7.00 YUAN/DOLLAR.  CAN'T BE MORE EFFICIENT WHEN THE GREATEST EFFECT IS ACHIEVED WITH ZERO EFFORT, CAN IT?

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Post time 2015-10-30 14:57:30 |Display all floors
The Chinese have been in the South China Sea for centuries and are still there up to this day and no possibility exists of giving up or allowing others to rob our ancestral territories. For a time during World War Two and a short period the islands, reefs and waters there were occupied by imperial Japanese forces but were returned to the Chinese upon their surrender. The Potsdam Treaty and the Cairo Declaration both clearly states that all those Chinese territories previously occupied must be returned. The UN Law of the Sea cannot have jurisdiction over sovereign land and territories that have been in existence for centuries. Doing so would only allow it to impetuously redraw boundaries all over the world. And that's a very dangerous game to play!

The US has a knack for breaking rules and displaying a sloppy attitude towards international commitments - like stampeding forth a criminal Taiwan Relations Act the moment there was a breakthrough in diplomatic relations with China. Similarly, it is at it again - flexing its muscle as it sees fit. There never was any endangerment to freedom of navigation. But freedom of navigation will really be affected if international laws and treaties are ignored and trampled upon, such as those iron clad at Potsdam and Cairo.

The most logical thing to do now, as always, is for all relevant parties to maintain the peace and stability of the Sea, to abide by the consensus achieved, and look forward to an early conclusion on the Code of Conduct.   

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