Latest News:  
Beijing   Thundershower/Overcast    28 / 23 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Foreign Affairs

Washington seeks to create new waves in S.China Sea

By Yu Jincui (Global Times)

08:03, July 27, 2012

The US is the latest country to make a fuss over China's new city of Sansha after the Philippines and Vietnam.

On Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland voiced the US' "concern" over China's "unilateral moves," while John McCain, the US senator of Arizona, claimed China's moves were "unnecessarily provocative."

Though the White House has previously indicated that the US would not take sides in South China Sea disputes, in practice, the US is encouraging Vietnam and Philippines to continue their provocation and infringement of China's sovereignty.

The guideline of setting aside disputes and pursuing joint development promoted by China was supposed to provide a foundation for cooperation among the claimants. However, it was spoiled by the provocations of the Philippines and Vietnam.

Currently, 43 islands in the South China Sea have been seized by countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines. These countries have tried to strengthen their control over the islands through domestic legislation and exploring oil in the region.

It was reported in April that Vietnam and the Philippines planned to hold football and basketball matches for their navies on the disputed islands.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:朱蕤、张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Two Chinese naval escort taskforces meet in Gulf of Aden

  2. Solar Impulse arrives home after record-breaking voyage

  3. China to form high-speed railway network by 2015

  4. Women should not drink too much coffee

  5. Goldfish!Oh my god!I can't believe it

  6. Heavy rain Tianjin is a joke!

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Labor test for policymakers
  2. What to expect at London Olympics: Opponents
  3. What to expect at London Olympics: Strong teams
  4. China's bond of commitment
  5. Make intl aid more effective and balanced
  6. Lead economy on right track
  7. What to expect at London Olympics: Participants
  8. What to expect at London Olympics: Introduction
  9. US imports threat China's polysilicon enterprises
  10. Providing foreign aid a way to survive

What's happening in China

Tainted infant formula milk powder found in Hunan

  1. National database to track marriages
  2. Irrational voices against charities upsetting
  3. Rain cuts off Beijing-Baotou rail traffic
  4. Beijing police launch Internet restrictions
  5. Many preen resumes with English scores

China Features

  1. Netizens blast Youku over child porn videos
  2. Let languages grow freely
  3. 'Water-dripping' bed of Tujia nationality
  4. Manufacturing sector faces cost challenges
  5. Cooperation key to a bright future of East Asia

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai