China Tells U.S. To Mind Its Business Regarding South China Sea

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China Tells U.S. To Mind Its Business Regarding South China Sea
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Despite the fact that the Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei all believe they have territorial rights to waters in the South China Sea, China doesn’t quite see it that way. Following the deployment of a giant oil rig to an area claimed by Vietnam, tensions over these disputed waters has been growing.

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Vietnam speaks of Chinese ramming

Today, Vietnam said that a Chinese vessel, with air support, deliberately rammed to of its ships on Sunday causing considerably damage and injuring six people.

“On May 4, Chinese ships intentionally rammed two Vietnamese Sea Guard vessels,” said Tran Duy Hai, a Foreign Ministry official and deputy head of Vietnam’s national border committee.

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“Chinese ships, with air support, sought to intimidate Vietnamese vessels. Water cannon was used,” he said in an interview today. Six other ships were believed to be hit as well but damage was minor.

“No shots have been fired yet,” said a Vietnamese navy official, who could not be identified because he was not authorized to speak to media. “Vietnam won’t fire unless China fires first.”

While that is certain to not frighten China one bit and only cement what they know, it is surprising to hear criticism of China from Vietnam given the $50 billion plus in bilateral trade the communist countries enjoy.

While Vietnam was calling on China’s state-run oil company CNOOC to remove the rig, the United States was criticizing the move as well.

U.S and China respond

The United States is “strongly concerned about dangerous conduct and intimidation by vessels in the disputed area,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said In Washington on Wednesday.

She then called the move “provocative and unhelpful” to regional security.

“We call on all parties to conduct themselves in a safe and appropriate manner, exercise restraint, and address competing sovereignty claims peacefully, diplomatically, and in accordance with international law,” she told a regular news briefing.

What came next was quite funny especially when Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told Vietnam that the rig had nothing to do with Vietnam. While one can expect a statement like that regarding the United States getting involved in the war of words (for now), it’s a bit of a head scratching moment when you park an oil rig in a country’s waters and effectively say, “Don’t worry about it. Not your business”

“The United States has no right to complain about China’s activities within the scope of its own sovereignty,” she added.

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208 COMMENTS

  1. A few cruise missiles screaming through the streets of Beijing and Shanghai as warning to not tell USA what to do, I lived in China, there are a lot of nice everyday people(albeit uncivilized), but the army is weak and manned with young uneducated men with no stomach for war.
    Most are not allowed to carry bullets. The police are unarmed, and spineless.

    We need to call their bluff next time they spout off.
    But we have a loser President that is useless as a commander and chief,
    I promise you Ronald would not have but up with it, even Bush.
    If we draw a line in the sand, the Chinese will back down, and will shut up.

  2. Hainan province is a Chinese population center.
    Vietnam was under various foreign occupation in the last 2 centuries. It never could claim something in China’s face.

  3. To NVN77
    I agree with you, I am not a big fan of nuclear weapons, but to be the China’s neighbours , you need to have it to defend your country.

  4. CHINESE ARE FULL OF CHEATING ATTITUDE, CORRUPTION, SELFISHNESS, ALWAYS WILLING TO STEAL THE TECHNOLOGY. MAKING INFERIOR PRODUCT IN CHINA AND DUMPING AROUND THE WORLD.

  5. To ives duran,
    I totally agree with you that China is the most powerfullcountry in the world , but you ‘ ve just forgotten write the words “of immitation and copyright maker illigally to finish your sentence.
    Dear ives,
    We all know that China is the most ” kindness, honest, generous, rich, and what else? … I think that I have no word for China .
    You do not hit people because they are smaller and weaker than you, and then standing up shouting ” i am powerfull”

  6. NO ONE HAS GUTS … OUR CONGRESSMAN ARE BUSY WITH OLD ISSUE OF BENGHAZI….. FOR THEM DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BITTER ENEMY THAN COUNTRY TAKEOVER BY CHINESE. MAY GOG GIVE LITTLE SENSE TO OUR WORST CONGRESSMEN,

  7. WILL ANYONE TEACH BIG LESSON TO THIS UNCONTROLLED GREEDY, SELFISH, CHEATER,THIEF, ANTI DEMOCRACY STUPID CHINA ? HE HAS PROBLEM WITH ALL LIKE VIETNAM, MONGOLIA, INDIA, JAPAN, S KOREA, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA,,,,,,,,USA ,,

  8. Even by using Hainan Island as a starting point, the Paracel Islands are just as close to Vietnam. And if using the Chinese mainland, they are FAR closer to Vietnam. It’s obvious to anyone with eyes.
    The Paracels have been under Vietnamese jurisdiction for the last 2 centuries. Only since the 1940’s has China ever asserted claim to them.
    Even more glaring is the bogus Chinese claim to the Spratly Islands, which belong to the Philippines.
    As China gains military strength, it bullies all it’s neighboring countries, and makes ridiculous claims far outside it’s continental shelf. It will be rebuffed in International Courts.

  9. China is forgetting that Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines are already awash in American blood.

    It does not take a coconut to figure out that America has no problem returning to these places if China continues to act like an African predator dog.

  10. Moron, So what happen when you say that I deny that massacre in Chinese WW2 didn’t happen? I guess you are actually dreaming better wake up moron.

  11. Did I say in the comment that I deny the massacre in Nanjing? Better try understanding English moron. Oh please don’t waste your bubbles because I’m not even Japanese.

  12. Maybe the problem here is not the time maybe its you. Oh well go ahead and check your eyes if you have a Macular Degeneration.

  13. wow Jorge perez… you are every where… yahoo and here… you are like spreading flyers from a plane… whate a propaganda you are doing here… same comments over and over again… you seem like a bot… seems you have something personal against Filipinos for just taking your pots and pans… what a loser! I even doubt your nationality and your intentions…

  14. China knows there is NO BODY around that has the guts to stop them—They wouldn’t have DARED do this shit under Reagan. Or even Kennedy.

  15. so then mind your own business!!! You are very Chinese because you are like
    them !!! always wanting to bother others!!!

  16. China needs to peacefully resolve the territorial disputes in Asia, and one way to accomplish that is to bribe very corrupt Vietnamese leaders/dictators. By spending a few billions of dollars, China can buy these soulless money-hungry dictators out without getting into costly long-term conflicts. Certainly, corrupt Vietnamese leaders can be bought out, so can Filipino leaders.

  17. All the guy wants are more checks from China especially now that elections are fast coming. Anyways it’s the taxpayers’ yoke.

  18. Isn’t it funny how everyone tells this asshole Obama to go pound sand? Gee Mr. Obummer why don’t you dare China to cross this line like you did with Russia. They crossed several of your threats of lines in the sand and are stil laughing at your coward ass. Obama here’s a new flash for ya. Everyone knows your stupid. They are not afraid of you.

  19. Am sure you are a big fan of CHINA!!!
    those CANAL COOKING OILs of CHina must have been used in cooking your meals! And you must have drank a lot of melamine tainted Chinese milk!!!

  20. gago man d ay ka wyat bolok ng otok nimu yawa ka!.. US is d best compare to china mother fucker!!!.. china is fake! US is origina!

  21. It doesn’t matter what kind of enhancement China is giving it’s armed forces against smaller forces. The US was the most powerful and technologically superior country in the world when it entered Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Claiming a whole sea as it’s own sovereign state is great and all but not when the countries you’re pissing at actually situated and own some of the entrances to the said sea. They won’t be holding a head on war but a soft war by denying export and import from entering the area.

    China was proud showing off it’s hyper sonic anti-carrier missiles, a veiled warning to the US to not interfere in the matter. Let’s not forget though the US could make their own anti-carrier missiles and sell them at interested party- namely the very countries surrounding China that it is pissing off at.

  22. No matter how you see it, Taiwan has always been a part of China until the civil war split in 1949.

    Jiang Kai Shek fled there with the entire China’s gold reserve and most of the treasures from the Forbidden City which became the backbone of the of local economy. Will you return them (interest included) along with the land you stand on if you don’t consider yourself a Chinese?

  23. Nanking Massacre was immediately reported world wide after it took place in 1937. Anyone who denies it took place must be a war criminal and should be executed immediately.

  24. If you mean Exclusive Economic Zone or (EEZ), Paracel Islands (the dispute area in this news) is just 180 miles off Chinese coast of Hainan province. So it is well within China’s EEZ.

  25. so? are you taking pride in being able to do massacre to the Chinese in WW2? your very fellow Japanese have made so much effort trying to deny they did massacre in Nanjing. i was helping you out to clarify that Japanese probably didn’t really do that so-called massacre in Nanjing. if you they really did, there is nothing for you to be proud of. remember A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are you proud of receiving those bombs? btw, Japanese are probably descendants of early Chinese immigrants mixed with island natives. you still use Chinese characters to write, your language still has connection to ancient Chinese and your culture, dress is the same as old China. you are a strange Japanese, if you are one. maybe not. a Chinese pretending to be Japanese?

  26. Deng said to U.S. officials in his visit that Vietnam needed to be punished. U.S. agreed and backed Deng’s invasion of Vietnam, which was aligned with Soviet Union at that time. how do you explain the invasion happened right after Deng’s US visit. and then how do you explain Deng’s son and ONLY grandson’s living in the USA, and Deng’s ONLY grandson being a U.S. citizen? the 1983 mass executions in China, ordered by Deng, a U.S. puppet, killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese young men.

  27. You are in a dream land when it comes to historical insight. The U.S. pulled out because of political pressure at home from the Left and eventually many moderate Americans as well. Militarily, it was never defeated. Where you get the notion that the U.S. encouraged, much less condoned, China’s invasion of Vietnam is beyond me. Same goes for Pol Pot, who a fellow psychopath, Chairman Mao, met and “cultivated” a sinister relationship with. The U.S. isn’t responsible for Deng’s rise in China–the CCP is.

  28. i might not know everything about history. if you say US never lost a battle, why it had to get out of Vietnam in the end, wasn’t that a defeat? Chinese army did suffer heavy casualties which proved the Vietnamese were good fighters, but then didn’t Chinese army advanced and occupied a few Vietnamese provinces. personally I think Chinese invasion of Vietnam of 1979 was wrong. but China did it for the U.S., Deng did that after visiting the U.S., Deng’s son was sent to live in the U.S. and his grandson born there as U.S. citizen. U.S. supported that midget Deng who was mentally perverted, who killed many Vietnamese, also killed many Chinese in 1983 purge, mass executions and 1989 Tiananmen massacre as you may know. therefore you see, U.S. seem to always back up the bad guy who kill lots of people. Poi Pot of Cambodia was supported by China at that time, China backed up by U.S., you see, Poi Pot massacred millions, indirectly supported by U.S.

  29. Nations should be banned from holding military forces and weapons. ONLY United Nations, or Earth, World Government shall hold a standing police force. All weapons of mass destruction should be destroyed.

  30. Solar Electric Cars are the solution. then we won’t need oil and gas so much. Ban all the oil powered cars, transform them into electric solar cars.

  31. Well, you must be reading from the CCP’s official history of the conflict. The Vietnamese hunkered down and employed guerrilla tactics which caused confusion in the Chinese chain of command and led to heavy Chinese casualties. Hanoi was never in danger, much less the south and China retreated. The U.S. never lost a battle with the North during the war. Now go back to your video game.

  32. Are Americans a very violent people that like killing people? Maybe. in a report about a military guy’s house in Florida and a couple living in it with some ‘verbal agreement’, a popularly supported comment called for shooting this couple dead in the house as solution. why are Americans so violent? they applaud murder to even their own countrymen. no wonder British ‘Americans’ killed off the real Americans, Natives. then, they enslaved black people, who lived in America and were therefore Americans too.

  33. Japan didn’t do massacre to Chinese. It was all lie by Americans to make Japan and China hate each other. There was NO Nanjing massacre.

  34. well, i guess Chinese army almost got to Hanoi in 1979 but then decided not to invade further and retreated. U.S.? was totally driven out of Vietnam by the Vietnamese army. so, it seemed U.S. lost against Vietnam, while China won vs. Vietnam. War is bad, though.

  35. well China should first deport all Hongkeys out first because they don’t want to be known as Chinese too!
    And no GOOD MANNERED person with Chinese ancestry would want to be associated to the animal Chinese nowadays!

  36. China is getting enhanced gradually, and its getting more discourse power in the international political circle, its essential to the whole world.

  37. i thought china was trying to bring harmony and friendship to the region……maybe harmony and friendship have different meanings in china than in webster’s dictionary?

  38. Look what Vietnam get a return from china after VN help them with the most resources and airplanes (VN provided even more airplanes than china) during MH370 airline search NOT too long ago. This is the chinese’s character that had been seen over and over- willing to suck blood of people who help them during the difficulty. I believe that rescue a dog is better than rescue a chinese because at least a dog won’t bite right after you just saved him !!!

  39. “finally the French was defeated in 1954. Since then, Vietnam was divided into two parts, North and South.” In short, N & S Vietnam were formed just like N & S Korea and E & W Germany in the Cold War era.

    From the 1st – 6th century, the land of S. Vietnam + Cambodia + S. Thailand belonged to Funan Kingdom. Out of Funan Kingdom, from 6th – 8th century, Chenla Kingdom was established in the land of Mekong Delta (half S. Vietnam) + Cambodia now. In 8th century, there was a time this Chenla Kingdom was divided into two parts: Land Chenla and Water Chenla (Khmer Krom), and then Water Chenla (Mekong Delta now) was invaded by the Javanese (Indonesian now). From 8th – 15th century, King Jayavarman II of Land Chenla liberated Water Chela from the Javanese, unified the Chenla Kingdom and conquered other parts of ancient Funan Kingdom + the land now belongs to Laos and central Thailand. The Khmer Empire was established which roughly consisted of Mekong Delta + Cambodia + Laos + Thailand now.

    In 16th century, Khmer Empire was weakened. The Siamese revolted and formed a kingdom in Thailand now. In 17th century, Khmer king Chey Chettha II allowed Vietnamese to settle in the Lower Khmer (Water Chenla) while he was busy to fight against the Siamese. When the Vietnamese settled there, they had already conquered the Champa Kingdom (3th – 18th century) along the coast of central Vietnam now. In 1691, the town Prey Nokor (now Saigon) was occupied by the Vietnamese, and in 1698, the king of Vietnam sent an official as the administrator of the area. By this act, the Vietnamese king annexed the Mekong Delta to Vietnam.

  40. I think US should drop nuclear weapons on every country except the allies , and the world will be a peaceful place. US has a problem with every country except their allies.

  41. The muslim is getting his sorry arsh kicked by every country on Earth. Next mexico will demand the muslim pay billions to keep our whetts backs….

  42. the major banks are now licking their chops…war you said? it’s been a while since we’ve made a couple of trillion dollars..

  43. While talking about who invaded and conquered who between Vietnam and China, FYI, historically, there had been no N & S vietnam … only the N; the S was/is occupied Khmer/Cambodian land. Agree or not?

  44. Brent Bowles, at least have a dignity/encourage to use your Chinese name when do posting. especially when your post is clearly pro-Chinese and spew misinformation and lies. Fine, that you are pro Chinese but try to have more intelligent discussion and present the fact/truth. OK. If not possible, then just come out and say “I’m a bully, a bad guy, so what?” at least people respect your honestly
    And try to stop pretend to be American, and start do taking side on American’s internal politic. bashing Obama or others, for example. we can tell that you are not American.

  45. Remember we still owe china for the money we borrowed a few years ago lets dont make them to mad they might ask for their money back then what do we do

  46. Your post is full of lies and misinformation. I would guess that you are a Chinese, just like your gov’t are trying to send mislead/misinformation to confuse the Western reader who might not know the history of Asia. First of all, let me dispute your version of history:
    1) China is never a sea-faring country. Even back in the Ching dynasty, the court/gov’t didn’t even control or administrate Taiwan for that matter, not until late Ching dynasty. the secret society of Heaven and Earth established their base there for the purpose of restore Ming dynasty. And that is the biggest island there out of your coast, not to mention many island groups far away from the shore. You are agricultural based country from the beginning, which you keep expanding over the centuries, but not going to sea and established the sea-faring culture or establish a formal claim and continue to administrate the island far away from the shore. In fact, many islands you don’t know of until the European arrived. So your claim that those islands belong to you since 13th century is such a lie.
    Vietnam and certainly PI are sea-faring people. Back in 17th century, Vietnam has records show that navy troops rotate in/out of Spratly islands and Paracel islands by the Nguyen’s court, and have records show indeed there are indeed historical data of continue administration by VN on those islands since at least 17th century to this day
    So if any any can use historical claims, then only PI and VN can do it but not China
    2) the important key is that continue administration of the territory, not some old name in the old map. You can’t not use that argument, it just stupid. otherwise other people can claim China since it appear on their ancient map.
    3) Your misinformation about VN history is so typical of Chinese culture (arrogance and greedy) . Let me correct it for you: VN was an independent kingdom during your Spring/Autumn, Warring States period. Not until 111 BC. that China’s Han did finally conquered and annexed VN into its empire. A long period of occasional bloody uprising times from 541 AD to 905 VN finally regained independence and continue to be that way all the way to the modern time. (but VN lost the northern part of the land to China since then–those are your today’s 2 provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi)
    Every 200,300 years or so China had always interference with VN and many times invaded and attempted to re-annex VN into China’s dynasty territory again and again when ever VN had internal turmoil.
    With that, VN had many dynasties that together existed with China’s own dynasty since 905 AD
    So your attempt to spew lies about 2000 year under Chinese rule is pathetic. You can fool the unknown Western only (if they believe you that is, you know there are internet search nowadays)
    4) When the French finally represented VN in the border treaty with Ching dynasty as part of their their “protectorate duty”(well in fact is was colonial form), it was done in the name of the VN’s Nguyen’s court, because the imperial court of VN was still existed throughout the whole time.
    Spratly and Paracel island groups are part of it and the South Vietnam’s Republic gov’t was indeed controlled and administrated those group of island until the re-unification of the country.
    So whatever the treaty between French and Ching dynasty on behalf of VN court (or people) naturally is still valid today time as well. In fact, South VN was in control of the Paracel islands until 1974, when China took it by force during the height of Vietnam war between North and South
    5) there were 4 ships from each side engaged in sea battle for VN’s controlled Paracel islands. Chinese had air support during the fight too and bombed the islands as well while VN called for US Fleet 7 (South VN’s ally at that time) support but it was denied because the whole thing was a US/China’s deal during Nixon visit to China (in order to form new alliance to isolate the Soviet). So regardless of your claim that your navy can win battle with inferior ships or not, it is doesn’t matter much. You won the battle and took control of the island group since then. Loss is loss, win is win.
    6) It is not true that Paracel islands are closer to Hainan then VN. just look at the map. We are not blind. Spartly islands is even further, thousands of miles from China

  47. We are witnessing a monster in the making; China is starting to feel its strength, this monster feeds on U.S. and EU markets; its high time that we reinstate high tariffs to limit imports from china and boost competitively in our industry, bring our jobs back and keep this monster on leach.

  48. Well just because our politicians
    have sold our country out from under the Americans feet to China ….With out our permission……China that don’t mean you can tell our socialist Obanger led Democrapic addministration ..TO Mind there own business LOL …. NOT FUNNY

  49. SEAL Team is only good for kiilling an old sick man in PJ…and to do that the Yanks have to send in 79 and a canine ! Useless !

  50. When Albert Einstein was asked how he thought WWlll would be fought, he replied that he didn’t know but he knew how WWlV would be fought,… with sticks and stones.

  51. The problem is not the age of the tanks, but the fact that chanese cant fit into them any moore. lol.. like the US they are getting fat…

  52. China’s been doing this to Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan for decades now. They think they are now a world super power that they can contend with and not have to bother with answering to the US. We don’t have to raise a finger. Just sign into law that all imports from China now face a 400% import tariff, and we’ll see them squirm and squeal like stuck pigs bleeding to death. When orange chicken costs $30 an order, hamburgers looks so much more tempting. lol

  53. I can’t wait until China tries to put a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. LOL
    America needs to suspend all trade with China and Russia now! Prepare the end is near.

  54. The US needs to stay out of it. let them deal with there own problem. we have to much going on in our own country to worry about ukraine, the phillipines, and china. we are not the world police force.

  55. Send a SEAL team in to take out the rig, and then tell the Chinese it is none of your business. It was in someone else’s territorial waters. Then let’s see what they do.

  56. This is a country that advances it’s technology by stealing from others, and drives it’s economy by using slave and child labor. A “great country”? Well, maybe, if you’re a communist. Otherwise, just a bigger parasite than most.

  57. you are probably a grade 1 latino who illegally crossed the us boder in 40’s or 50’s. you’re english grammar and spelling sucks. most probably when you were in subic or clark, and was a cook for the boys who fought in Vietnam.

  58. The manifest destiny of America is a global union of free and independent republics within the framework of international covenant, the US Constitution. Google – Article VIII Union of Holy Assemblies – a new amendment to the US Constitution for peace the world over.

  59. {Tony • 2 hours ago
    LOL damn “Mind your business”!!!!! that’s funny but true, they do need to mind their business!!!!!}

    LOL! And why?
    What is the business of China?
    Rape the sovereignty of its neighbors!…

  60. The communist China was a human wasteland during Mao.

    China became big because of greedy European, American, and Japanese capitalists.
    Now that china has recovered, their nations are
    all to be swallowed alive!

    LOL!,
    Cut from our domestic markets the umbilical cord of China!

  61. {Peace4Asia • 5 hours ago
    China, the Middle Kingdom has been a domineering empire in East Asia for thousands of years and gotten used to dominating its neighbors. For a couple of centuries China was torn apart by the West and Japan and shelved its imperialistic ambition. Now becoming the largest/second largest economy with the largest armed force makes China feel more confident on restoring its imperialistic ambition. In the coming centuries, China will set out to conquer country after country. The world needs to be ready for China’s restored imperialistic ambition.}

    This is why the Asian nations must cut immediately from themselves, the economic ambilical cord of the Chinese imperialist!…

  62. Now it is clear the Chinese is using the double-blade weapon against other nations;

    Assistance, investments and amity in one hand, and guns and gunboats on the other.

    Both of which are to exploit your economic by hook or by crook!
    With these malintents, there are no other persons existing with such fiendish intent than this Chinese!…

  63. what the Freak….sided with the wrong guy????
    they have been independent for the last 39 years …..red neck
    human rights my as..
    look at the human rights in the US before you talk red neck

  64. {“We call on all parties to conduct themselves in a safe and appropriate manner, exercise restraint, and address competing sovereignty claims peacefully, diplomatically, and in accordance with international law,” she told a regular news briefing.}

    The US government is correct. There is no other reliable source of settlement of these controversy but through international law.
    This is the best time for affected nations to have a joint petition to the international court for a jurisprudence over these 200 Mile EEZ convention, and enforce these decisions through global economic sanction.

  65. YA JUST WHAT WE NEED ANOTHER COUNTRY WITH NUKES,,,GIVE IT BREAK,,CHINA AND VIETNAM NEED TO WORK OUT A DEAL CHINA SELLS OIL TO THEM CHEAP FOR SUCKING UP VIETNAM OIL FOR THEM LOL,,,,,,WHY PUMP YOUR OWN OIL IF YOU CAN STEAL IT FROM YOUR NEIGHBOR ,,,,BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA AND NORTH KOREA WANTING TO INVADE AND TAKE OVER OTHER COUNTRIES, O YA FORGOT IRAN,,,IF THERES ANOTHER WAR IT WILL LIKEY SCREW UP OUR ABILITY TO FARM AND GROW THINGS ON THIS PLANET AND KILL SEA LIFE WHICH MEANS WE ALL DIE,,,SO THESE STUPID AZZZ LEADERS ALL NEED TO WAKE UP GET RID OF THE NUKES,,AND IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT ,,GET OUT THE GUNS AND KNIFES AND MAKE IT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL SO YOU DONT KILL PEOPLE THAT DONT WANT THESE STUPID AZZ WARS TO BEGIN WITH,,,,,,,IF THEY EVER START SHOOTING NUKES OVER THERE,,,THEY ALL NEED BOMB BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY, EVERY DAMM 1 OF THEM THAT HAS NUKES NEED TO BE ELIMINATED ITS UNFAIR TO THE HUMAN RACE TO HAVE ALL THESE IDIOTS SETTING AROUND WITH NUKES THAT CAN DESTROY OUR PLANET,,,,,NEED TO PUT ALL THESE GREEDY AZZZ LEADERS IN A STADIUM AND GIVE THEM SWORDS AND THEN SEE HOW MANY OF THEM ARE WILLING TO DIE OVER GREED AND WANTING TO TAKE OTHER COUNTRIES OVER ,,,,LET THE LEADERS KILL EACH OTHER,,,,OUR PARENTS AND GRAND PARENTS DIED TO MAKE THE USA WHAT IT WAS ,,AND OUR LEADERS HAVE SOLD IT AND GIVE IT AWAY FOR GREED OF MONEY,,AND GAVE OUR JOBS AWAY AND LET ILLEGALS COME HERE AND TAKE WHAT JOBS WERE LEFT,,,,,THEN SEND OUR TAX DOLLARS OVERSEAS TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE THAT CANT GET JOBS, CANT AFFORD HEALTH CARE,,,,WE NEED TO MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE,,,,,THIS NUCLEAR STUFF SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED AFTER WW2,,,TOTALLY DONE AWAY WITH BY ALL NATIONS,,,,,THERE SHOULD BE NO NUKE TESTING ALLOWED BY ANYONE,,,,LOOK WHAT WAS DONE TO THE MARSHAL ISLANDS,,,AND THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT POLLUTION , LOOK WHAT SADDAM DONE BURNING THE OIL WILLS,,,,,,,ARE THEY REALLY GREEDY ENOUGH TO DESTROY THE HUMAN RACE TO TRY TO CONTROL IT ALL…. IF EVERYONE JUST WORRIED ABOUT FIXING THEIR OWN ISSUES AND MAKING A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR OWN AND LEAVE OTHERS ALONE AND HELP EACHOTHER INSTEAD OF JUST WANTING TO TAKE OVER ITD BE AMAZING,,,,THE USA CANT POLICE THE WORLD,,,,,,IF EVERYONE WANTS TO HELP THE WORLD BE A BETTER PLACE THEN ALL YOU LEADERS START BY TRYING TO GET ALONG AND END THIS STUPID NUCLEAR MESS,,MONEY WILL MEAN NOTHING TO A WORLD OF DEAD PEOPLE,.

  66. the problem is asia is too corrupt to put something like that together and that piece of shit china knows it; the problem with Vietnam is that, they sided with the wrong guy. still, it’s not too late, they can still take up with the u.s. but first they need to do something about their human right issues but they don’t like to be told what to do so there, now they have a big smelly bully in their backyard and all they can do is hosing the big bully off with a water hose. commit to the u.s. Vietnam before china sucks up all your resources!!!!

  67. just remember rickinchina, MADE IN CHINA brother, just remember those labels, STOP BUYING shits with those labels on them, that’s how you hurt them.

  68. you’re a moron wyat eark, damn you’re a fool, do some homework before you post, damn don’t you feel a bit stupid embarrassing yourself online?

  69. stevchipmunk, you sounded like a chimp moron. with your line of thinking f**kig china is where it is today. it is our business a**hole and if you are defending f**king china, don’t be a hypocrite, why don’t you go live there for a month a**hole.

  70. it’s own sovereignty, seriously? if you look at the map and where these f**king Chinese are digging, it’s difficult to ignore the f**king Chinese’s bullying behavior. just picture the Mexican government doing the same thing right off the coast of Louisiana, f**k china, it is our business a**hole.

  71. Just once: I would like to see the State Department when told by China to mind its own business to simply respond “No, don’t wanna.”

    Now on another note: I am being force fed banner after banner of advertsing–it’s ignoring my block pop ups setting SO for all you over eager advertisers, you will NEVER see a dime of my money for this invasive behavior–shame on you!

  72. wow where do you get this news? lol a small fishing boat cannot be destroyed by a coastguard ship after shooting at it for an hour? not to mention its 3x bigger than the fiber glass boat? what is wrong with you? don’t you have common sense anymore? are you a propaganda puppet?

  73. no concern of anybody? millions and millions of dollars are being spent by the australians, US, and other countries looking for them everyday since it has gone missiong. CNN covers the news everyday here in the US. get your head out of your ass. abuse of Chinese, are you serious?

  74. The Chinese are the bane of this world — together with radical Islam. They are loud, manipulative, scheming, envious, and bullying. Time to teach them a lesson. However with a wimp of a U.S. president all we are going to hear are words of protest.

  75. You are right! We don’t have nuclear weapons at all! No wait, the Ohio class
    submarines can carry 20 missiles at 10+ warheads a missile. Let me check my math
    that is over 200 warheads. If all exploded, over 70% of earth landmass would be
    destroyed! There are more than one at sea at all time. But still China may have
    about 300 million people left.

  76. Time for Vietnam and the other bullied asian countries to start terrorism against mainland China. When you can’t beat the big bully you resort to terrorism to level the playing field

  77. Yeah…the land where the Latinos go in the USA were taken by the USA in the middle of the 19th century. Half of the land occupied by the USA was Mexican since 1500’s. So when Latinos come to the South West (where the majority lives) is like coming home. The other groups like the people who comes to the USA are Puerto Ricans and they have right to move in the USA. Puerto Ricans are USA citizens and were part of the Spanish Empire. So when they come to the Southwest (which are doing right now), they are coming home to join their fellow Mexicans compadres. See my point…You cannot steal land from their owners!!!!

  78. As I said before, Russia and China has the same behavior to smaller countries. They are greedy… Fuckkkkk these kind of people…

  79. Brent Bowles, you just repeat Chinese commie propaganda and history. That’s not true. FYI, in case of Vietnam, the country was conquered by Chinese (Han dynasty) around the 1st century. Throughout nearly 1000 year, there were many attempts of Vietnamese to drive out Chinese invaders, but the successes did not last long. The Chinese repeatedly came back and conquered Vietnam again. But in 938, Ngo Quyen led Vietnamese people to defeat the Chinese (Southern Han dynasty) permanently and became king of Vietnam (Ngo dynasty). In 1075, Chinese (Song dunasty) invaded Vietnam again but was defeated by Vietnamese general Ly Thuong Kiet (Ly dynasty). In 13th century, China was conquered by the Mongolian (Yuan dynasty) and Kublai Khan sent troops to invaded Vietnam three times (1258, 1285, 1287) but all attempts were defeated by Vietnamese general Tran Hung Dao (Tran dynasty). In 1400, the Chinese (Ming dynasty) conquered and ruled Vietnam for a short time, but later Le Loi led Vietnamese a 10 years revolt and defeated the Chinese in 1427. Le Loi became king of Vietnam. In 1683, China was conquered by the Manchurian who formed Qing dynasty. In 1788, Emperor Qianlong of Qing dynasty sent troops to invade Vietnam, but the Chinese troops were defeated by Nguyen Hue (Vietnamese Emperor Quang Trung).

    From 1858 the French started colonizing Vietnam part by part (Nguyen dynasty); from 1887, the French colonized 3 parts of Vietnam in different degrees. The anti-French war broke out, and finally the French was defeated in 1954. Since then, Vietnam was divided into two parts, North and South. The North was under Communist regime, and the South was free country. In 1974, China invaded the Parcel Islands which were under the sovereignty of South Vietnam. In 1975, The communist of North Vietnam invaded the South and then unified the country under communist rule. In 1988, Chinese Navy again captured some islands of Vietnam in Spratly Islands. For hundreds of years, these Parcel Islands and Spratly Islands have been the territories of Vietnam with administration records and maps.

  80. The cocky Philippines kicked us out in 1991, now they are scare of china and run to big pappa USA.

    I remember how the filipinos would steal our food n cooking ware n sell it on the steets, dont forget they ran out and cancel the Iraq war contact, philippines ran from Iraq when they had a soldier kidnapped.

    Philippines is #1 scamming country in the world. The Philippines will bleed out the U.S.A..

  81. This internet article needs a professional editor. What is “funny” about military aggressiveness in a region that could start WWIII? Further proof showcasing the “dumbing down” of America through the loss of legitimate and credible journalism. China tells US to “shut it”? Is a 13 year old boy writing this article?

  82. China, the Middle Kingdom has been a domineering empire in East Asia for thousands of years and gotten used to dominating its neighbors. For a couple of centuries China was torn apart by the West and Japan and shelved its imperialistic ambition. Now becoming the largest/second largest economy with the largest armed force makes China feel more confident on restoring its imperialistic ambition. In the coming centuries, China will set out to conquer country after country. The world needs to be ready for China’s restored imperialistic ambition.

  83. “Administered these islands”? You mean those claimed by the Phil. and other rock-outcrops? Are you on some kind of med? China had been administered by foreigners from 11th century by the mongols up to the 19th century Manchurians. The Manchurian dynasty are even administered by European sphere of influence. How can they admister those chunk of rocks when they cannot administer their own lands.
    And by the way those tiny islands and rock outcrops are uninhabited for centuries.

  84. I would agree with that, but my wife was stationed at Clark during Vietnam conflict when Filipinos took over Clark. She was lucky to get her stuff out of her room because the filipinos were going through everyone’s room taking what the wanted. this I know to be fact.

  85. The islands in dispute are far away from Vietnam but are quite close to China’s Hainan islands.

    I think you’ve mistaken paracel island to Taiwan..LOL

  86. im getting tried and fed up with all the illegal latinos that think they have a right to our country…go home, take the bus

  87. yes, reminds me of the 12 million illegal latinos invading the US, we so poor, we so poor. We come take your jobs, you give us money, health care and send our children to school and college, now you make us citizens….this is ok right george?

  88. “The United States has no right to complain about China’s activities within the scope of its own sovereignty,” she added.
    I am not sure which sovereignty China is referring to. China is claiming an ocean almost the size of Pacific and blindly ignored the ASEAN nations EEZ and territorial sovereignty. China has no right to invade, bully and create tensions amongst its neighbors.

  89. If Vietnam won’t go with the other Asian countries to unite and kick the yellow monkey, let them, communists, kill each other, Viet Cong and Ching Chung.

  90. China’s Dash 9 was nothing new. It was published in 1947 even though since 13th Century, China has administered these islands. There was no objection from US, UK etc. It also included the names of 230 islands and their locations. When Philippines got its independence from US, its map never included all these islands that it is claiming now. US-Philippines security treaty does not cover those islands as US never recognizes those as Philippines’ territory.
    In the case of Vietnam, it was the remnant of history as northern half of Vietnam was for 2,000 years been part of China till France seized it from China when China was weak in 19th Century.
    The islands where this incident occurred had been fought between Vietnam and China once in 1974 when South Vietnam navy possessed several US’s destroyers during Vietnam war.
    South Vietnam fired first shot to try to conquer the islands. Unfortunately, their 3 big ships were repelled by 3 smaller China’s navy ships – which total tonnage was less than 1 Vietnam’s destroyer.
    The islands in dispute are far away from Vietnam but are quite close to China’s Hainan islands.

  91. Hard to blame the Phills, they have an education system that rivals the cavemen, ignorance is not a crime, corruption and stealing from the U.S, was modeled from our own people and government, we are not going back there for their interest, believe me, and yes ignorant people can be ungrateful!!

  92. i don’t know where your info comes from, unless you live in China, then I understand, as far as the Obama administration is concerned, only his lack of action is raising eyeballs, The U.S only provided initial intel and logistics in Libya and the first volley then backed out completely, letting the French and NATO handle the rest, otherwise it is quite obvious that China’s immense hunger for natural resources is behind these latest actions. Hilary has or was in the region stirring up dust only to reassure our allies that Obama is or was not completely without testicles, Without the U.S the region would have already blown up full bore on its own.

  93. im getting tired and fed up with all this philippines news who cares about them, all they do is try to scam and scam, “oh we so poor and weak, please help” . You think Obama is going to fall for thier b.s? they beg and beg, most people dont know that the philippine army is so arrogant, they would never aid the poor, a soldier gets payed about 16kpeso a month, about 4oousd, so that make them of a higher class, and in philippines is all about who makes or has more, not who helps out the most, they dont beleive in equality like in the USA.

    Now the Filipinos are going to get a lil cocky with the U.S marines there for training, lets not forget how they use to steal from us while we were in Subic, theyd steal our food and pots and pans and take home and sell.

    lets not forget when the filipinos broke and cancel their alliance in Iraq after they lost 1 soldier, one soldier to kidnapping not even to a bullet. filipino soldier was caught taking a dump and kidnapped, they will scam and bleed out the USA.

    we lost 16k marines in ww2, and we get kicked out in 1991, so ungratefull people.”

  94. There is no single incident that USA has not blamed China for it. In 2013, eight Philippines’ coast coastguards in coastguard ship fired more than 300 shots for more an hour at a small Taiwan fishing boat, trying to sink it to bury evidence of its barbaric act. The fishing boat’s captain was murdered. Aquino denied everything and claimed that this was his self defense- a big lie as the coastguad steel ship was 3 times the size of the fiber glass fishing boat. When Taiwan President treatened to use military force, only Obama issued a statement calling the parties to settle their difference but NEVER condemn its Filipino’s barbaric act.
    The entire south china sea is being turned into the warmonger’s playground to sell more arms as Obama keep uttering his lies or hypocrisy.
    In the end the whole Asean region will become another middle east with Obama’s Return with his military power to become the super mob boss of the region and expect all must listen to him.

  95. You are so way misinformed The Americans were never Kiced out of the Philippines What happened is that thw Americans were renegotiating the lease agreement for the bases it was occupying There was a dispute over the amount. Then Mt Pinatubo erupted and covered the bases Both Subic and Clark AB with 6 inches of ash then a typhoon rained for 3 days. The combination completely ruined the bases . Buildings collapsed. At that point the Americans decided that the rent and the fact both Bases would have to rebuilt that it was better to pull out.

  96. Now China is showing their true intentions regarding S and E China Sea. As thought, for China is all about the untapped national resources so they will keep pushing until all the surrounding countries fight back as one. Then it should be interesting to see China’s reaction but until than this will go on unhindered.

  97. Seems as though the time is ripe to isolate communist led countries again. Stop supporting them with our manufacturing. Only companies making money off their cheap labor and energy would not want to do business with them. Anybody with a brain would want as little to do with them as is possible. China is nothing without manufacturing for western society. It was nothing before the west empowered them and will be nothig again should they buck the trend. Russia will also become less significant to the west.

  98. Obama is the worst world warmonger for the past 4 years. In 2010, Hillary Clinton fired her first lie in Hanoi ,citing south China sea lane safety issue as an excuse to let US military to come in to contain China.
    Obama’s bombing to force regime change in Libya, Obama’s support of Syria rebels and lately per Nuland’s revelation, Obama was to spend US taxpayers’ $5 billion to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine.
    All these conflicts and wars have resulted in Hundred of thousands killed and a few millions of refugee living in along Libya and Syria borders – the human calamities of enormous proportion today.
    Meanwhile the western news media like this one here continues to fan war fire all over the world as these are owned or linked to US’s military industrial complex that profit from the wars.
    How low can Obama descend into the hole of immorality before the end of his terms.
    The south China sea has been peaceful until Hillary fired her first shot to declare sealane safety issue – a big lie.
    For the subsequent 3 years, she kept circling China to instigate China’s neighbors to have put up confrontation approach on dispute on island territory.
    If ASEAN nations were to behave as Philippines, the entire South China sea will be set aflame by USA and China. Vietnam regime is particularly the easy target of Regime Change by Obama.

  99. im getting tired and fed up with all this philippines news who cares about them, all they do is try to scam and scam, “oh we so poor and weak, please help” . You think Obama is going to fall for thier b.s? they beg and beg, most people dont know that the philippine army is so arrogant, they would never aid the poor, a soldier gets payed about 16kpeso a month, about 4oousd, so that make them of a higher class, and in philippines is all about who makes or has more, not who helps out the most, they dont beleive in equality like in the USA.

    Now the Filipinos are going to get a lil cocky with the U.S marines there for training, lets not forget how they use to steal from us while we were in Subic, theyd steal our food and pots and pans and take home and sell.

    lets not forget when the filipinos broke and cancel their alliance in Iraq after they lost 1 soldier, one soldier to kidnapping not even to a bullet. filipino soldier was caught taking a dump and kidnapped, they will scam and bleed out the USA.

    we lost 16k marines in ww2, and we get kicked out in 1991, so ungratefull people.

  100. Such an organization exists today but not for defense and military purposes: ASEAN. The Asean members should raise their cooperation up to a defense level. They will have military support and backup from the US and Austrlia. That’s the only way to stop those Chinese bastards from expanding their military occupation.

  101. Now the Filipinos are going to get a lil cocky with the U.S marines there for training, lets not forget how they use to steal from us while we were in Subic, theyd steal our food and pots and pans and take home and sell.

    lets not forget when the filipinos broke and cancel their alliance in Iraq after they lost 1 soldier, one soldier to kidnapping not even to a bullet. filipino soldier was caught taking a dump and kidnapped, they will scam and bleed out the USA.

    we lost 16k marines in ww2, and we get kicked out in 1991, so ungratefull people.

    now china is knocking and run to big daddy USA

    the Mutual Agreement signed in 1951 can and should be cancel, arent philippines fastest growing ecconomy in asia, accordint to their own website, they recieve almost 1 million tourist a MONTH. If each tourist brings atleast 1000usd that make philippines goverment 1 billion dollars, and if its converted to philippine peso its worth more..

  102. What will happen next? China will keep exploring oil resources in the seas of its neighbors while intimidating and threatening them. No country in this area has the same military power China does. And after the seas, do we have to expect China invading some South East Asian small countries the way Russia is doing in Ukraine?

  103. YOU mind YOUR business, China – hard not to notice the ridiculousness of your shenanigans when they are so blatant. International bullying is everyone’s business – look what happened the last time nations minded ‘their own business’ before the outbreak of WW2. We all know how well that worked-out, don’t we?

  104. This article comes off as something that was written for children, and is not up to the standards of a publication that writes about mature topics like investing. Readers, if you care about the truth, and if want to have an adult understanding of how the world works, you should stick to reading websites that place importance on balanced reporting, research, and facts. It’s not a good idea to base your views off of dumbed down, and manipulative opinion pieces like this one.

  105. Makalaglag, hey, maybe you’re onto sumpin’. Maybe the US ought to drop a couple of Nukes on ’em, ya think? Kaboom! Kablah! Makalaka-Boom-Boom, you got the brains of a donkey in heat.

  106. Vietnam said they won’t fire unless fired upon. Why? Getting rammed is the same as getting shot at. You can die from either one. They tried this same thing with a Phillipino supply ship and with one of our ships too. They’re starting to be trouble makers. The next time they pull this stunt, slam 3 MK46s into their broadside just below the water line and they’ll understand their place in the food chain

  107. Seems like China has, and is enforcing…it’s own form of “Monroe Doctrine”. Who would have thought that bit of fascism would boomerang ?

  108. Time to shut China down. China has no rightful claim to the areas in question, as they are clearly within the economic zones of Vietnam and the Philippines.

  109. Asia should unite to form a Asian Union or a Pacific Treaty Organization (along the lines of NATO) as a counterbalance to China. Each country on its own is helpless, but united, they have a chance.

  110. The 170 Chinese who died in the missing 370 Malaysian airliner are of no concern of anybody. Maybe the missing Chinese are missing for a reason. Maybe all Asia hates the Chinese. The abuse of the Chinese and only bring more maddness.

  111. Every new belligerent move by the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea undermines their leverage and legitimacy in the Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands with Japan. They’re just itching for push-back.

  112. China might have to find out the hard way again (again–after their loss in the 1979 border war) that they won’t be able to push the Vietnamese around the same way they do the Filipinos.

  113. Now we’re seeing the true colors of the Chinese Communist Party, which is rotten and bullying to the core, even with its own people. But then its cult-like leader, Mao, was a psychopath. Keep pushing, China, and all those nations in ASEAN will begin to distance themselves from you. Your money can’t buy everything and certainly not respect.

  114. I think some action is needed here. This abusive country is now even playing dumb. This rig aint moving till something drastic happens.

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