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US ‘plays innocent’ after near collision at sea

[Global Times | 2013-12-16 1:38:02
By Qiu Yongzheng and Yang He

A Chinese military expert has criticized the US government as playing innocent after a US guided missile cruiser that has been getting too close to a Chinese navy drill in the South China Sea nearly collided with a Chinese warship.

The incident came on December 5 as the USS Cowpens was operating near China's aircraft carrier, Liaoning, and at a time of heightened tensions following China's declaration of Air Defense Identification Zone farther north in the East China Sea, the US Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

The US said its cruiser was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the Chinese navy ship maneuvering nearby.

"Eventually, effective bridge-to-bridge communication occurred between the US and Chinese crews, and both vessels maneuvered to ensure safe passage," said a US official anonymously.

The near miss was the most significant Sino-US maritime incident in the South China Sea since 2009.

The US government has protested with the Chinese side through diplomatic and military channels, reports said.

"Bad guys always claim innocence first," a Chinese source that was familiar with this confrontation, told the Global Times on Sunday, adding that the American missile cruiser had entered within 45 kilometers of the inner defense layer of the Chinese fleet that day.

"The USS Cowpens was tailing after and harassing the Liaoning formation. It took offensive actions at first towards the Liaoning formation on the day of the confrontation," said the source.

Using the excuse of cruising on international waters, the US navy has  long been scouting around Chinese waters, chinanews.com reported.

The Cowpens is a frequent visitor to the West Pacific and South China Sea
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It has conducted joint military drills with Japanese and Korean navies several times in this region.

Highly sensitive intelligent work has also been conducted by the Cowpens in the South China Sea area, in the name of escort operations through Malacca or the free passage of the South China Sea, while the targets have always been Chinese waters and its submarines, the source told the Global Times.

Agencies contributed to this story


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RE: US ‘plays innocent’ after near collision at sea

China cautions US on South China Sea issue( Xinhua )
Updated: 2013-12-18 19:25:44
BEIJING - China on Wednesday rebuffed US Secretary of  State John Kerry's remarks on the South China Sea issue and urged the country to be cautious in its words and deeds. "We have noticed his remarks," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing in response to Kerry, who said on Tuesday that the United States would speak out when China took unilateral actions that raised the potential for conflict."We hope the relevant country will respect the efforts made byChina and countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) on the South China Sea issue, strictly abide by its commitment of not taking a position, and be cautious with its words and deeds," she said.Hua noted China always stands for a resolution of the South China Sea issue through direct negotiations among relevant countries,and keeps smooth and effective    communication with ASEAN countries on the South China Sea code of conduct.The spokeswoman urged the United States to be more helpful for the mutual trust among countries in the region and the peace and stability of the region. Hua also slammed criticism by Japan and the Philippines on China's East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ),urging them to stop sowing discord. "The performance of relevant parties is enough and should be stopped. If they really care about the region's peace and stability,they should treat this objectively and fairly and  stop sowing discord," Hua said.


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Ha! Ha! Ha! Best part is - China cannot proof that she's innocent and even if there is some sort of vague proof her media prowess is so poor that it won't convince a soul. The fact that internally China doesn't live up to the status of a high credible society, her exports consistently being associated with poor quality - one cannot expect to believe in China's credentials.

Camouflaging won't help, because it takes only a stroll in Chinese streets to reveal the failings of a society. Until China's society becomes a qualitative leader and until people from neighboring countries opt to study in China first and elsewhere second, it is difficult for China to claim the "qualitative status". Without such status, its difficult to position itself in top positions in this world.

UK although it pillaged the entire Asia, both India and China concurrently, left a legacy deemed good as many Asian businessmen subscribe to it even today, Chinese ethnic ones included. US has the credentials stemming from WWII defeating both the tyrannical Germany and Japan as well as ending what is perceived as socially damaging philosophy of USSR Communism. To be fair, Russians learnt that from the Germans and in another way it can be viewed that the Germans indirectly led the Russians into a defeat. All in both the Great Germany and Great Russia are defeated by the British Empire via the UK-US axis. The British Empire reign supreme with the English Language being the universal language, the pound sterling remaining a top three important currency and within its currency axis, the USD as the world's sole reserve and economic currency with the German led EUD struggling, and in terms of military the UK-US team is unbeatable and occasionally with France in the team plus together these three rule the UN. See the prowess and legacy of UK, China?

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