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May 15, 2014

China's top military general has warned that the US effort to increase focus on the Asia-Pacific has stirred up disputes in the East and South China Seas.



General Fang Fenghui, chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, said a biased stance would risk harming relations between Washington and Beijing.

Fenghui made the remarks at the Pentagon on Thursday after meeting with US Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He also told the US government to be objective about the regional tensions between China and Vietnam.

Fang vowed that despite angry tensions in Vietnam over an offshore oil rig, his country would maintain Beijing’s interests in waters contested by Hanoi.


The Chinese military official also suggested that the Beijing government is ready to defend its territorial integrity.

"I think it's quite clear...who is conducting normal activity and who is disrupting it," Fang said, adding, "Territory which has passed down by our ancestors into the hands of our generation - we cannot afford to lose an inch."

Vietnamese officials say at least 16 Chinese workers were killed after an anti-China protest turned violent in central Ha Tinh Province on Wednesday night.


China and Vietnam are locked in a longstanding territorial dispute in the South China Sea over islands and waters claimed by both countries.

Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, which is also claimed in part by Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The waters are believed to sit atop vast reserves of oil and gas.

Beijing has frequently warned the United States to be cautious in its words and actions with regard to territorial disputes involving China and its neighbors.


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Post time 2014-5-16 06:50:45 |Display all floors
Dave:

The United States is trying to instigate a conflict with either Russia or China to justify its vast 600 billion US Net military spend. Russia and China both know the US economy is in freefall. moving away from the petro-Dollar will be the first nail in the US coffin.

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Post time 2014-5-16 12:45:41 |Display all floors
Setting up a temporary oil rig was Chinas way of saying we can do what we want, this is the first step.
The area where the rig is has very little value, not enough to support the daily costs.
Testing the waters so to speak.
So the key here is for VN to sink the rig and stand up to the local bully.
I'm just here for the money

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jay_dee Post time: 2014-5-16 12:45
Setting up a temporary oil rig was Chinas way of saying we can do what we want, this is the first st ...

it's a bloody trick, Mr. Jay

Not sure which country taking advantage......

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This post was edited by jay_dee at 2014-5-16 15:38

Yeah, like poking with a stick.
China puts a good target up just to show they can.
VN can either do nothing or attack.
China will claim VN is aggressor if they do.
Or have a big face if they don't.

Now, if only they could secretly sneak on-board and capture the entire rig crew without casualties, that would be very cool.
Send them to VN to face charges and continue operations under the VN flag with VN oil crew.
BUT, don't say anything until its over - that puts China on the defense, what will they do?
I'm just here for the money

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