THE SOUTH CHINA SEA CRISIS
CHINA REJECTS HAGUE VERDICT - NO ONE IS SURPRISED
AND NOW CHINA IS UPSET WITH POTUS TRUMP - SO WHAT?
Published: 12 July 2016
Revised: 3 December 2016
Like the invasion of Tibet, threatening of Nepal and Bhutan, pressure on India, and somewhat puzzling support of North Korea, China has been exhibiting imperialist leanings with countries sharing the South China Sea for several years now.
The area claimed by China - demarked by the "nine-dash line" - is extensive and to everyone except the Chinese, quite unreasonable. Despite this, China claims that the Hague ruling (against it) is dangerous. China's position is not unexpected as China has ignored other international agreements such as TRADEMARK and COPYRIGHT respect, product safety, food safety and monetary control.
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These international actions show that the Chinese Communist Party has little respect for international law just the same as it has little respect for individual rights.
The situation is concerning because China is exhibiting the behavior of Imperial Japan of 80 years ago. Imperial Japan sought to expand into the area for resources and power, and now China does the same.
As we stated in our previous article, China respects strength. We expect China to continue to fortify their strategic position in the region. This will ensure any negotiations, certainly to involve geopolitical and economic topics, with the region's nation states will be taken from a position of advantage.