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Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 May, 2014, 10:47am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 May, 2014, 11:23am

China should give Vietnam a “lesson it deserves to get” if Hanoi ratchets up tension in the South China Sea, an aggressive editorial in state-run media said on Tuesday.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper comes after Vietnam reacted furiously to a decision by Beijing to move a deep-water drilling rig into disputed waters for the first time.

Hanoi labelled the move “illegal” and demanded the rig withdraw from the area close to the Paracel islands, which are claimed by Vietnam but controlled by China, which calls them Xisha and took control of the whole group after a battle with the US-backed South Vietnamese regime in 1974, as US troops withdrew from Vietnam.

Philippines police capture Chinese fishing boat in South China Sea

Beijing claims almost the whole of the South China Sea, which is believed could sit atop vast oil and gas deposits.

We believe Hanoi has no guts to attack China’s drilling platform directly
Global Times

It frequently trades diplomatic barbs over oil exploration and fishing rights with its neighbours, including the Philippines and Vietnam.

“We believe Hanoi has no guts to attack China’s drilling platform directly,” said the Global Times, which has close links to the ruling Communist Party.

“If Vietnam takes further actions in Xisha, the level of China’s countermeasures must be elevated.

“China should evaluate whether Vietnam would stick its head out and become a more aggressive provocateur than the Philippines. If so, China should alter its Vietnam policy and give Hanoi a lesson it deserves to get.”

China and Vietnam fought a brief but bloody border war in 1979 which ended with Chinese forces withdrawing and both Hanoi and Beijing claiming victory.

The two countries also have a simmering territorial row over the Spratly Islands, another South China Sea chain of islets and reefs, where the Philippines, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia also have overlapping claims.

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5368629b-c8a8-42e9-9af7-52af0a3209cb
china has no right to enter the vietnamese sea, its not the south china sea! look at old maps and you will see that the sea and the islands belong to vietnam.
china can only steal from other countries! F Y CHINA
norodnik
China still licking its wounds from their 1979 invasion of Vietnam and ultimate defeat at the hands of a decades battle hardened Vietnam Peoples Army???
Dung Tran
China has been already punished Vietnam in recent years. They sold Vietnam all kind of fake products. Worse, they sold Vietnam the carcinogen contaminated bra, poisonous water melon.....
rkact@robertkist.com
Global Times is so terrible, you don't even want to touch that stuff even when you're out of toilet paper
clc2
The end of the "peaceful rise" era?
How About
Looks like the FBI & CIA's rep offices are up and running in Vietnam!
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Step 2 is to buy up half the ruling party with more crony projects, step 3 to get them tell Reuters and Agence French Presse they want to arbitrate with China, step 4 bankroll the entire ruling party and their families... Proxy Warfare and Sh*t Stirring Class 101... The Crimea and Ukraine got to Step-6 without anyone questioning...
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5368685a-1e20-462e-a3ea-08e20a3209ca
Watch out for new world leader! China has ignored the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
****www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/unclos_e.pdf
USA has send a warned message to China:
“The United States has a national interest in freedom of navigation, open access to Asia’s maritime commons and respect for international law in the South China Sea,” Mrs. Clinton said.
****www.nytimes.com/2010/07/24/world/asia/24diplo.html
However, with new carrier and modernized Army and Navy China has ignored USA warning by continue build up military
****www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-23/china-defies-obama-s-slow-asia-pivot-with-rapid-military-buildup.html
USA may have to use the economy card to punish China by slow down investment manufacturing in China (meaning to bring jobs back to USA) we can kills two bird with one stone.
Most of products from Walmart, Nike, Apple, Caterpillar, Heinz, and others are made in China just name few...while we have unemployment lines to receive unemployment benefits???
Are we pay to China so that the Chinese can be our new world leader?
Shameful? ignorance? or stupid?
TigerJ
Calm down la...
superdx
Hi, peaceful rise
richard.barnes.528
Talk of potential wars and the wars currently being fought in the middle east, Ukraine and Africa along with the troubles with China’s Island grabbing desires and still others that would take 1/2 a page of typing to include are all part of what Jesus told us would happen in the "end times". Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948 and from that point on we have seen Biblical end times prophecy unfold. I wrote a book in 2012 that discusses some of the prophecies written about in the Bible. It’s a short read of 6 or 7 pages and it’s totally free. I hope you will have a look: ****www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

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