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Tango0121 Sep 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

….South China Sea "Causing Trouble'

"Big countries from outside the region are abusing their freedom of navigation rights and causing trouble in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Britain said, in a clear jab at Western nations' recent operations in the disputed waterway.

Speaking in London on Wednesday at the annual Induction Programme for Commonwealth Diplomats organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Liu Xiaoming said that the progress made by China and Asean (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in formulating a code of conduct in the South China Sea showed that countries in the region had the confidence and capability to resolve disputes…."


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 4:08 a.m. PST

Nope, it's the Chinese making ridiculous, unsupported claims in the region, illegally building man-made islands and wrecking pristine reefs in the SCS that are causing the trouble, and then militarizing them, after they promised they wouldn't, just a few years back.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

Goodness gracious, I find myself in agreement with Thresher01!

It would seem from the Chinese response that the Western insistence on navigation rights & diplomatic pressure is having an effect.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

We agree?

How is that possible?????

Tgunner22 Sep 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

It's the end of the world?


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

Perhaps just the start of the new ice age, when Hell freezes over…..

Tango0122 Sep 2018 11:12 a.m. PST



Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Thresher01, I guess like a broken clock, you're correct two times a day!

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