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China's embassy in Philippines takes swipe at Japan over South China Sea

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The shift of supply chains to other countries and patience is are important

The possibility might be getting higher than before that Totalitarian countries have allied and make an invasion in Taiwan or other regions without negotiations with democratic counties.

I hope that this Cold War is slow down with no injure and death

The best way I think is that making economy of totalitarians weaken

Democratic countries would be better to shift their supply chains to other counties

Our economy could slow down for many years, but need to be patient

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last decade, Vietnam and Japan siphoned US$250 billions worth of natural gas and oil from South China Sea, while other Asean and China sitting idly watching in vain. SCS belongs to all, China advocated international Freedom of Navigation, and the resources should be shared among its stakeholders but not Japan, US, UK, India or Russia. China should negotiate with individual stakeholder on jointly develop its resources include fishery.

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likely manned by Chinese maritime militia anchored in disputed waters.

Words out of a pysh-ops manual. “Likely”, “militia”...

most countries have self defense protection when sailing in dangerous places. Oman, Hunraz etc. even Singapore.

Western media doesn’t report that french(eU territory), British (Atlantic Ocean), American (other side of the pacific) and Australian( down near Antarctica somewhere), are sailing armed warship configurations through Chinese Seas that have a mandate that includes blowing any vessels coming within 20km range, out of the sea.

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Stunning hypocrisy from the Chinese imperialists. I guess they learned a lot from pre-war Japan.

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"Within our region tensions are rising because some external countries are bent on playing fusty geopolitical games," the Chinese embassy said on Twitter.

"It is a pity that some Asian country, which has disputes in the East China Sea and is driven by the selfish aim to check China's revitalization, willingly stoops as a strategic vassal of the U.S.," it said."

It is a pity that some Asian country, which thinks that annexing territory which is not theirs based on some fictional historical record will lead to rejuvenation of their nation, bans Twitter in their homeland but uses Twitter to lecture others abroad.

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Chinese maritime militia are being retrained as fishermen.

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"swarming and threatening presence" of Chinese vessels at the Whitsun Reef.

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Soon to be the latest air strip for China if their aggression behaviour against its neighbours and international law does not stopped.

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If companies started moving their industries out of China to other countries, that would send a message.

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The world relies too much on China for its cheap goods.

And its knows it has other countries over the barrel because of that.

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IF war with China happened, China has the ability to switch to war manufacturing with ease. The rest of the world would have severe problems as most of the manufacturing factories have gone (to China) since WW2.

How many car plants are there left compared to the 50s and 60s that could be turned into war production ?

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Hole sone of those boats. Let’s see how patriotic they are.

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Today's daily dose of anti-China propaganda..

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

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China's embassy in the Philippines has blamed "some external countries" for stoking tensions in the region,

China has no rights to the South China sea so he must be talking of China. He is likely to be sacked for that.

Everyone knows there were no major issues in the South China sea until China decided to turn sunken reefs into man made island forts, steal others territory and call it their own and to stop traditional fishing by nations who have fished the waters continuously for centuries.

Nobody else is causing tensions in the area except for China itself. Disgraceful.

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Western media doesn’t report that french(eU territory), British (Atlantic Ocean), American (other side of the pacific) and Australian( down near Antarctica somewhere), are sailing armed warship configurations through Chinese Seas that have a mandate that includes blowing any vessels coming within 20km range, out of the sea.

That is because that statement is not true. The navies mentioned are sailing in International waters where they have every right to be. China and it's attempts to claim ownership of International waters are the cause of any and all problems in the area, not the nations that keep the waters free for all to travel in. China is a thief and it lies to everyone including its own people.

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 ...tensions are rising because some external countries are bent on playing fusty geopolitical games

Fusty games are the worst.

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When the comments start coming from Beijing, pay attention. A Chinese apparatchik attacheed to the embassy in Manilla? Not so much.

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Western media doesn’t report that french(eU territory), British (Atlantic Ocean), American (other side of the pacific) and Australian( down near Antarctica somewhere), are sailing armed warship configurations through Chinese Seas that have a mandate that includes blowing any vessels coming within 20km range, out of the sea.

I don't think you understand international maritime law. The ocean beyond 12 nautical miles from the shore are international waters in which any nation's ship may freely navigate. Nations have navies in large part to protect the right of their commercial shipping to use the oceans freely. The first three wars the US fought (two Barbary wars and the War of 1812) were to protect the right of its merchant ships to use the oceans freely.

Second, coastal nations have an Economic Enforcement Zone, or EEZ, that allows them to control the extraction of resources such as fish, oil, gas, other minerals and sea life like kelp within their EEZ. It does not however grant that nation the right to restrict navigation through their EEZ as the Chinese are attempting to claim. Likewise China attempts to claim waters deep into the South China Sea thousands of nautical miles past their 12 nm limit as their sovereign territorial seas. This is in violation of international laws. So other navies patrol the South China Sea to prevent China from restricting the navigation of commercial shipping through these waters and to prevent China from extracting resources from the legitimate EEZs of other nations bordering the South China Sea.

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