It is understood high-level military personnel of countries that are alliedwith Australia are leaning on the nation's navy and air force to conduct'freedom of navigation' missions in a retaliation push to show it did notapprove of China's latest gains.
It comes just days after the superpowerplayed down reports their army was building in the South China Sea, likeningthe controversial island-building with ordinary construction such asroad-building, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflamingtensions in the region.
t the same venue, however, the Chinese Defense Ministry issued a reportreaffirming the country's more assertive approach to national defense that hasput its neighbors on guard.
The document on China's military strategysaid the navy would be adding 'open seas protection' to traditional remit of'offshore waters defense,' while boosting its ability to counterattack andconduct joint operations at sea.
RaymondJ Johnson, Marijuannaville, United States, 6 hours ago The West grew this Communist nation into asuper power by shipping manufacturing there, now deal with the consequences.
TheCanadian 87, Toronto, Canada, 7 hours ago I dread the day that China and America goto war. It is not going to be pretty.. Neither side will ever back down. Chinais a sleeping giant which I dare not poke. I will always stand behind theAmericans but I think they should choose their battles wisely. This will mostcertainly not end well..
StandardDM Bogeyman, D ick Cheneys Cave Complex, Afghanistan, 6 hours ago Chinese technology is US technologytransferred to it by the US eIite and corporations, just as US technology wastransferred to the USSR. See the Corbett report video "China and the NewWorld Order". And the google "lsrael Passes U.S. Military Technologyto China"
DWalla,Salt Lake City, United States, 7 hours ago I'm sure the environmentalists are happyabout these islands.
theendofamerica,Texas, United States, 5 hours ago My country of idiots, ship Americans jobsto China, borrow money from China, everything we buy, is made in China. WEbuilt the new China and you think WE can trust them? If you do, you are allfools... They are communists and always will be. They hate US, but love ourmoney and stupidity.
FinancialMile,Philly, United States, 5 hours ago No country trust another country mate. Backin WWII we said the same about Japan and Germany. The world is not zero sum.China's growth had helped the US elite.
Thanadon,Yonder, United States, 6 hours ago This isn't the first time China has seizedterritory in that area. Back in the 80s there was the battle between Vietnamand China over one of the Islands. Vietnam lost, China stayed and is now fullycommitted to the area.
null,6 hours ago Well said. ... China are slowly learningthat to be the super power they have to build up their defences before they arechallenged.. ...Whilst Russia Ukraine, N.Korea and ISIS take the lime light.They will take Taiwan back soon. .... Beware of the wounded tiger. .....
Raptor75,Chicago, United States, 2 hours ago Ummmm....I don't believe the US is buildingthose bases in international waters then claiming the territory. Little bit ofa difference here my feeble minded friend.
ImperialTrooper, Plymouth, 4 hours ago Just like Putin, China is giving the fingerto the emasculated west. To sum up the political situation in one sentence,'And just what are you gonna do about it?'