Thursday, September 29, 2016

South China Sea Verdict: Angry Chinese Military to Attack US?

South China Sea Verdict: Angry Chinese Military to Attack US?

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration gave the South China Sea verdict, and it went against China. The court said there was no proof of China’s exclusive control over the resources.

The ruling has apparently made China angry, as Beijing called it “ill-founded.” China has also said that it would not be bound by the ruling, which went in favor of the Philippines.

China seemed to be angry even before the verdict came out. The reason was Washington’s decision to send fighter jets to the disputed region just before the ruling. China’s state-run news publication said the US should get ready for military confrontation as a result of its decision to send the jets.

“China is a peace-loving country and deals with foreign relations with discretion, but it won’t flinch if the US and its small clique keep encroaching on its interests on its doorstep,” The Global Times said.

As the news publication often represent the government’s perspective, the threat should not be taken lightly. It also said that China was going to “speed up building its military capabilities of strategic deterrence.”

Even though the news publication agreed that the Chinese military may not be a match for its US counterpart in the short-term, it said Washington must “pay a cost it cannot stand,” in case the US government decided to interfere with the dispute. Now that the South China Sea verdict does not favor China, Beijing may take a strong decision.

The claims may not be unfounded as the Chinese Navy is reported to have been doing exercises near the Paracel islands, a disputed region.

Many readers reacted in favor of China’s stance. One of them slammed the United States for faking its democracy. According to the reader, what the US has is not democracy but “corporate plutocracy.”

According to the tribunal in The Hague, China has violated sovereign rights of the Philippines. It also slammed Beijing for building artificial islands and severely harming the coral reef environment.

After the South China Seas verdict, China seems cornered. Washington clearly does not agree with China on its claim over the entire region. It will be interesting to see if China decides to go military against a might opposition like the United States.

  • Martha Bartha

    I hope they do attack! Its an Election year!

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    If China accept the verdict USA will make use of those island and incorporate all opposing countries just as their did to Russia with Latvia,Estonia,etc Just is their did after the Soviet Fall.UN is USA speaker don’t accept.Soon their will bribe Russia to convince you dont Listen oppose and dont ever oppress North Korea for the benefit of USA.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Why should countries which is against China being used to give the verdict.USA is behind that natural resources of that particular zone.Sink just two warships and USA economy will collapse for ever.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    UN is USA representative and speaker.UN aproved Lybian.Afganistan,Yugoslawia and Iraq attack.Today the eind result speak it selfs.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    USA uses Algaida as a scape goat to attack the countries that their dislike.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    China dont accept the verdict otherwise USA will incorporate the surrounding countries as their did after the fall of Soviet Union and take in Latvia,Estonia etc.USA is behind the mineral resources of that particular zone.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    If USA is attack then their allies will stop supporting its hidden agendas.Eye for and eye lets kill its other.