According to The Global Times, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai warned Friday that the US overreaction to China’s moves in the South China Sea is escalating the situation and will make the region “less stable.”
Last week, China warned that war with the U.S. is “inevitable” unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt its construction projects in the South China Sea.
However, not to worry. The really important business is being handled by Obama. The Global Times, the Chinese State news tabloid, reports that, also on Friday, Barack Obama’s State Department spokesperson reassured the Chinese that the U.S. is committed to ending wildlife trafficking.
After making the commitment, State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke praised China for destroying over 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing and for committing to someday halting the commercial processing and sale of ivory.
“Destroying illegal wildlife products demonstrates China’s ongoing strong commitment to ending wildlife trafficking, a global challenge with conservation, economic, health and security dimensions that affects all nations,” Rathke said in a statement.
Mammal teeth and tusks are the priority for this administration.
Meanwhile, Beijing is conducting a massive “land reclamation” program in the Spratly archipelago and militarizing the region. They’re actually building fake islands and loading them up with weapons.
Speaking to top defense officials from Asia-Pacific at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the United States was “deeply concerned” about the scale and pace of China’s land reclamation and militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, many of them in waters that are contested by other southeast Asian nations.
Wow, “deeply concerned.” China must be terrified over those strong words.
An international lawyer is being quoted by the Iranian outlet, Press TV, as saying the U.S. has no business in the entire affair.
China plans to control the trillions of dollars of commerce that goes through the area. As much as 50 percent of global oil tanker shipments pass through the South China Sea, which sees three times more tanker traffic than the Suez Canal and more than five times that of the Panama Canal, making the waters one of the world’s busiest international sea lanes. More than half of the world’s top ten shipping ports are also located in and around the South China Sea, according to the International Association of Ports and Harbors
At the same time China is doing this, they are building up their Navy and we are tearing ours down.
China is taking territory in international waters while Obama talks diplomacy and animal tusks. We will have a Navy equivalent to the one we had in 1916 and the Chinese know this.
Obama’s wasting time touting the faux climate change deal with China on Twitter. That’s the deal in which China said they may one day control their pollution.