Is it to "grope for fish" by stirring "muddy" South China Sea? (2)

15:22, July 28, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

As far as China is concerned, the issue on the South China Sea has not been the sole case resultant from historical factors and bilateral talks with neighbors. China had once settled numerous territorial disputes effectively and efficiently by means of bilateral negotiations with its neighboring countries. In the process of tackling these disputes, there is neither any threat to use forces, nor the imposition of any solutions onto others.

The international practices have given an eloquent proof that the best solution of this type of disputes implies direct bilateral talks, whereas the multi-lateralizing and internationalizing will only make the matter worse and solutions to them much harder and more complicated.

Asia today is definitely not Asia of the colonial age. Asian nations are now fully capable of tackling international affairs on their own and it does not need others to do any judgment or to gesticulate profusely.

Since the U.S. concern over the South China Sea dispute is groundless and Hillary Clinton's "prescription" is somewhat unwise, then people will have ample reasons to ask what she has got up her sleeves? In fact, Hillary has let out the mystery in her remarks -- that is, the settlement of disputes has something to do with the "national interest" of the United States.

In current global affairs, the "national interest" of the U.S. is an issue, which has been touched or referred to so frequently and, once the "national interest" is mentioned, the U.S. then has the right to intervene in any issues, no matter how distant and far-away the place from the U.S. and no matter whether the related country endorses or welcomes the U.S. participation, and the U.S. has always set a foot on it.

What is really the U.S.' national interest on the South China Sea issue, it is perhaps not merely free navigation, or commercial cooperation. Hence, people are not so difficult to get the true meaning of Hillary's remarks – By "internationalizing" of "multi-lateralizing" the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, the limpid South China Sea water will turn muddy and, with the "pool of muddy water", the United States can justifiably seek its greater "national interest" within its "jurisdiction". Then, people can wait and see what new moves the U.S. would take next?

By People's Daily Online and its author is Chen Hu, editor-in-chief of the "World Military Magazine"

【1】 【2】

(Editor:张心意)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Staff members watch a screen showing the blast-off of the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
Hot Forum Discussion