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U.S., Japan, Philippines trilateral deal to change dynamic in South China Sea, Marcos says

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thank you for restoring peace and order in the region. i can't imagine how chaos the region going to be without the co-operation of the West/Japan/Philippines. The world will become better place without the chicom. We strictly need rules of order

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This is good news. China's aggressive behavior needs to be challenged.

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thank you for restoring peace and order in the region.

A bit premature to say thankyou for restoring what wasn't anyway and hasn't happened and may not be achievable

China has territorial claims that may or may not be valid

However it appears there are other players seeking to control what trade passes through the area

And guess who's leading the pack ?

History is repeating itself

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

This is good news. China's aggressive behavior needs to be challenged.

Challenged means nothing to China

Using force to stop China is the only language they understand

And force isn't being used so China will continue

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Great photo -- reminds me of this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxj73JCV4Q

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Still, Marcos said the summit was "not against any country" but had focused on deepening economic and security relations among Manila, Washington and Tokyo.

This is a sign of weakness when you can’t call a spade a spade. Biden’s gone anyways Marcos. The new guy loves to undo the previous guy’s accomplishment. Don’t get yourselves worked up over nothing.

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China has territorial claims that may or may not be valid.

Already ruled invalid by the international body that overseas and rules on such disputes.

However it appears there are other players seeking to control what trade passes through the area

It appears there is only one.

And guess who's leading the pack ?

There is no pack, only China attempts to stop ships conducting legal missions in their own territorial areas in piratical, illegal attempts to control shipping in the South China sea. China is the epicenter of disputes, tensions and hostile behavior in the South China sea.

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Everyone in the region needs to bring their coast guards to join the group. 3 is a start, but not sufficient to make a clear statement that Xi will understand.

Taiwan should join.

Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia all need to join in.

Ideally, this should have happened the first time any building started on the non-Chinese surface features. A group of 9 other countries sitting there with gunboats would have shown China, clearly, they'd overstepped.

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quercetumApr. 13 10:01 pm JST

This is a sign of weakness when you can’t call a spade a spade.

Really, you'd prefer they just say that the PRC is a scummy country? I guess they could oblige in that.

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@theFu You do recognize that the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan have competing claims, right?

Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia have great relations with China and will not get involved.

Take a look at what the Malaysian PM said recently while visiting Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9VdVlZ3GHU

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deanzaZZRToday 02:08 am JST

@theFu You do recognize that the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan have competing claims, right?

Only the PRC and by compulsion Taiwan's claims are of the obscenely excessive variety.

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There is no pack, only China attempts to stop ships conducting legal missions in their own territorial areas in piratical, illegal attempts to control shipping in the South China sea. China is the epicenter of disputes, tensions and hostile behavior in the South China sea.

Incorrect !

China has territorial disputes as i said earlier.

China hasn't attempted to or stopped any international trade through the area

Not yet anyway

However we are told this constantly

Territorial disputes aren't being delt with assertively

There's a pack of countries seeking to stop China's flow of products tho isn't there.

China doesn't seek to stop trade

China is growing exponentially and the West is losing leverage

Without a war China will be impossible to stop.

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Indeed China needs to be put in its place and boundaries need to be established

However just talking about it ain't gonna do diddly squat

Actions speak louder than words

China provides much and the West and Japan don't have the guts to challenge China directly

It's kinda pathetic to say the least

China is extremely pushy

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Mr GoodmanToday 08:48 am JST

China hasn't attempted to or stopped any international trade through the area

They are certainly stopping the resupply of the Second Thomas Shoal.

There's a pack of countries seeking to stop China's flow of products tho isn't there.

Sources or it didn't happen.

China is extremely pushy

Then you shouldn't be surprised nor complain when someone pushes back.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What the world needs now is love, sweet love,

its the only thing there's just too little of ...

Sing it everyday.

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