Reports earlier this week that a Vietnamese patrol vessel had exchanged water cannon fire with Chinese ships was just the latest example of the escalating dispute between China and its neighbors over the South China Sea.
The incident followed Beijing’s decision to start drilling near the Paracel Islands, a move condemned by both Vietnam and also the United States, which argued the “unilateral action appears to be part of a broader pattern of Chinese behavior to advance its claims over disputed territory in a manner that undermines peace and stability in the region.”
What is behind recent Chinese moves? How are China’s territorial disputes viewed in China? And what should we expect next? CNN Beijing Bureau Chief Jaime FlorCruz will be answering readers’ questions on these and other recent developments.
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I am inclined to agree with chrissy in full.
Thank u chrissy for such a well thought out post.
Lolololol soooo not me @ 7:01!
Oh and soooo NOT RZ@ 7:03 either!!!
chri§§y, and that "soooo NOT" is rather obvious to a whole lot of names being usurped or popping up lately.
China is very serious about territorial disputes and she has a right to be. As an emerging superpower, China was getting tired of playing nice to her rude neighbors.
Is there a country that is ruder than China on earth? China used military forces to occupy the Paracel in 1974 and claim the area around as its territorial water. You can use that principle to occupy the whole world, rude Chinese.
Soon China will claim America is theirs!
Lol @ RZ you might be surprised how many people would not know that was neither you nor me if we didnt dispute it!
Lol @ RZ you might be surprised how many people would not know that was neither you nor me if we didnt dispute it! Look how many were fooled by fake Joey!
Ok thats wierd. Sorry about the duplicate posts.
Several countries claim ownership of the Spratly islands. Let's say they fight together against the Chinese and they unlikely win, which country will take ownership then? Will they then fight each other to take ownership of the islands? Have they thought about that?
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