United States dares China, takes naval warships to Chinese waters without permission

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

The US administration has been prodding China to work with North Korea through its diplomatic channels to tone down Kim's nuclear ambitions but Pentagon officials, including President Trump have felt increasingly frustrated with Chinese officials. China has not recognized the ruling. The operation on Thursday punctuated that stance.

"China is very displeased with this and will bring up the issue with the US side", the ministry added.

Trump's threats of "fire and fury" came after China had lent its support for further sanctions against North Korea.

"We are looking at what we will do with our spare parts, but have nothing concrete we can discuss", said a spokesman for the procurement agency of Japan's defense ministry. That communique expressed grave concern over China's militarization of its artificial islands.

But as the neo-protectionist rhetoric and anti-Chinese policy posture of Donald Trump was gradually established as the official view, the deep and multifaceted economic interdependence between China and the U.S.at both state and corporate levels is being thoroughly tested. Irked by Hanoi's proactive diplomacy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi canceled a scheduled meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.

Beijing said that a "joint effort" by China and other countries to address the territorial disputes has yielded "signs of positive developments". "Beijing continues to reclaim land farther north, in the Paracel Islands", the security think tank said on its website. China has reportedly installed a missile defense system on the new islands.

"They called and said "please turn around, you are in our waters", the official said.

At a time when China and South-East Asian countries have agreed to solve and manage the South China Sea issue through bilateral talks and to avoid influence by non-regional forces, the United States behaviour shows that Washington wants to maintain its presence in the region, instead of solving the issue, Zhou said. Thus, opposition from one country is enough to prevent a unified regional approach on a high-stakes geopolitical issue such as the South China Sea.

Defending the first Chinese overseas naval base against accusations that it was created to amplify China's growing influence, Liang said it will act as a logistical center and support anti-piracy, United Nations peacekeeping operations and humanitarian relief missions in the region. "It's true in other places around the world, as well", she added.

Vietnam representatives challenged Philippines and urged the ASEAN community to rally behind Vietnam to contest the expansion of China's infrastructure and the outposts on the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

The SSF is also responsible for keeping an eye on the resource-rich South China Sea where China is involved in maritime disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam, among other nations.

An escalation in the conflict over territory in the South China Sea could have global consequences, given that more than $5 trillion (4.25 trillion euros) in traded goods and a third of all maritime traffic worldwide passes through its waters each year. "They (China) are not reclaiming land anymore", Cayetano said.

The archipelago is claimed in its entirety by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.

Interacting with the Indian media on the decks of the PLAN's frigate Yulin about Chinese growing presence at the Indian Ocean much to the disquiet of India, he said China's military is defensive in nature and not offensive.

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