The commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy said Thursday that Australia’s recent actions in the South China Sea have jeopardized regional stability, according to the Chinese state-run People’s Daily.
“The general situation in the South China Sea is positive, but the Australian navy’s recent actions in the region are against the consensus reached by the leaders of the two nations and hinder bilateral cooperation,” Commander Shen Jinlong was quoted as saying by China’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday.
The remarks came during Australian Vice Admiral Tim Barrett’s visit to Beijing, and amid escalating tensions between the two countries. An Australian politician resigned just this week, amid controversy surrounding links to Chinese donors, and the revelation of recordings shedding light on his pro-China position on South China Sea territorial disputes.
There is also speculation that the diplomatic spat between China and Australia may affect a by-election in Sydney this Saturday.
Shen’s comments were in response to the Australian Navy’s decision to follow through on long-held plans for naval exercises in the region, including the deployment of six vessels carrying more than 1,000 personnel in September.
“The Chinese side is very concerned why Australia would join 10 other countries to choose the South China Sea to undertake this drill, and the intention behind it,” an article from the Global times said earlier of response to the exercises.
China is a F—ing Communist Nation, they want to seized the world.. Communist is a DEVIL..
China will be the no 1 superpower in few years time overtaking US… I hope every countries make peace with each other
china will include moon as part of their 9 dash line ohh yeah what ever you say…
Jf Foo provided they make better toys for the kids
Australia is just showing that philippines is an allie & has the right to maintain freedom of navigation. This also true to US navy in maintaining freedom of navigation. China has no right to claim sa their territorial sea. China is squatting inside philippine territory.
To hell you go you bastard
Jf Foo: China superpower, overtaking US? Hahaha ????. Dream on…
Australia patrolling south China Sea? It’s about time. Well done Australia! Hats off ???? ????
People don’t like to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed
Why do we call others name if they hold opposing views? Grow up!
Sonia Sharma With the exception that they have the most advanced hyper-sonic rockets in the world which are nuclear-capable and cannot, repeat cannot, be intercepted by U.S. anti-missile systems. They take a random trajectory to their target and take only seven seconds to strike their target from outer-space. If the U.S. is stupid enough to attack China, the entire world will face nuclear winter and both China and the U.S. will be glowing with radation. That is some of the scariest shit imaginable and only a dip-shit like you would encourage it.
As to your other "points," I had already addressed them. You obviously didn’t understand my points. The disputes in the South China Sea are the result of different countries gaining their independence after WWII and making official claims to the South China Sea which overlapped with China’s pre-existing claims. China can’t be held responsible for overlapping claims when it never was the source of the overlapping claims.
Jason Jean China is a one party regime which suppresses it’s own people. It doesn’t believe in democracy and doesn’t any dissent. Then how can it settle it’s disputes with neighbors peacefully. It’s new found wealth have made it arrogant. But everything has it’s end. China may face the same face as Nazi Germany.
Sonia Sharma neither the US nor China is going to win … historically speaking , we know the Thucydides trap, where a ruling power tried to subdued a rising power and a war escalate and both suffer a heavy loss.It’s better to focus on business
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