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The US Senate asked China East Sea returned intact

10/21/2014 9:36:23 AM | admin | Sea and islands sovereignty

  • On 10-7, with all the votes, The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution to bring the South China Sea code S.RES.412 asked China to return the status quo prior to the date 1-5-2014.

  • At CSIS seminar of the day 10-7 - Photographs from the screen


    Summary on the site, said congressional resolution condemning the act of threat or use of force hindering freedom of movement in the air in Asia - Pacific (related to air defense identification zone - ADIZ imposed by China in the East China Sea); requirements do not apply ADIZ China in the East China Sea and avoiding aggressive behavior elsewhere; China calls for withdrawal of Hai Duong rig 981 and accompanying maritime force from its current location and call back the status quo as before 1-5-2014.

    The resolution also stressed the parties not have the infringing act unilaterally declared DOC was passed in 2002 between the China - ASEAN urges early adopted the Code of Conduct COC.

    In documents sent to the media last night 11-7, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh stated: "Vietnam welcomes the resolution 412 of the United States Senate to withdraw the request China Sea Ocean Rig 981 and escort forces from the current location, no activities are contrary to international rules for preventing collisions at sea (COLREGs); condemned the forced action, threat or use of force, or change the status quo of instability in the Asia - Pacific region. "

    At the same time, Mr. Le Hai Binh said Vietnam wants to countries in the region and beyond, including the United States, continue to contribute strong, practical, effective and constructive peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the region.


    America should not polite with China

    These powerful messages are also scholars and officials put out on the first day of the two-day conference on East Sea in the Center for Strategic Studies and International (CSIS) in Washington on 10-7. At the conference is considered the most prestigious of the East Sea, the scholars said that China has become a threat to the unrest in Southeast Asia and the need to stop the aggressive behavior at sea, but also acknowledge Beijing is unlikely to play in the sea in this time scale.

    "It's time to change the dialogue and not too polite in diplomatic dialogue" - AP quoted the congressman Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of the United States, declared. Mr. Rogers criticized "the aggressive greed, blatant" of China in East Sea and urged the government needs more frank and robust in dealing with China. Mr. Rogers also called the United States should enhance intelligence sharing and cooperation with other countries to deal with China. He claims America can not let the situation worsen in East Sea, and called it the national security interests of the United States.


    Claims 2,000 wrecks

    Emphasize complex situation since China last 981 rigs in Hai Duong Hoang Sa, Truong Thuy Tran, director of East Sea Research Center at the Institute of Foreign Affairs, as it marked "the level of aggression China's new ", and East Sea, Beijing is regarded as their own at the same time continue its strategy of" divide and encroachment. "He pointed out the absurdity fact even when China claims against more than 2,000 wrecks in East and seabed mining claim.

    Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia security program - the Pacific Ocean at the new Center for Security (CNAS), said that Washington and its allies to punish China as a deterrent. "We need to understand that the Chinese leadership changes and unilateral use of force is unacceptable" - he said. For this reason, according to him, strengthening cooperation with countries such as Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia ... or maintain military in the Philippines, Singapore is required. According to Mr. Cronin, should take measures to counter the Chinese are using the economic power to put pressure on the neighboring countries and East Sea situation.

    Back to influence East Sea situation, Dr Alan Dupont from the University of New South Wales (Australia) pointed out the risk of conflict East Sea to global rather than limited to the area again. "China has successfully confronted, ASEAN divisions during the past five years. Now it will become more difficult. ASEAN worried than ever "- he stressed. Agreeing divided about ASEAN, Dr Carl Thayer of the Australian Defence Force Academy, pointed out the fact that ASEAN navies combined hard because China could consider this aggressive behavior.

    Phillip Saunders Defense University said: "China regional assessment balance is in their favor and think that the neighbors would be forced to make concessions."


    (Source: Tuổi Trẻ)