Thursday, February 25, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #30

China says the US media is smearing it and that other nations have been deploying weapons on islands in the South China Sea.

China also said it needs to base weapons in the South China Sea to defend itself from the US.

The commander of the Pacific Fleet warns of China's capabilities, states China is clearly militarizing the South China Sea as part of gearing up to dominate East Asia.  His blasting of China continued.  China retorted he's making those statements merely to get funding.

The US Navy will be conducting more Freedom of Navigation Acts (sail-bys) in the South China Sea's most contested areas.

Both sides are really at it.  A bit reminiscent of the Cold War, eh?

Here's a good one: the Chinese are stating the South China Sea belongs to China because it has 'China' in its name. With that logic, the Americas are going to have a lot of very unhappy countries shortly.

Whither Taiwan in the South China Sea mess?

Japan is becoming increasingly concerned about China's weapons deployments.

The Australians will be investing more in their navy, in no small part because of the confrontation in the South China Sea.

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