Recent Sino Summits Fail on South China Sea
Recent Sino Summits Fail on South China Sea

News Analysis

Chinese diplomats have been trying to marshal support for their nation’s expansive claims to the South China Sea, but at two recent summits Chinese leaders returned home having made no progress on this key issue.

On March 22, Xi Jinping made his first foreign trip as the Chinese regime’s paramount leader to Russia. Optimistic of a favorable outcome, mainland Chinese media prematurely termed Xi’s trip to Russia a “Sino-Russian Partnership against the U.S.”

However, the Kremlin was cautious. Xi’s trip ended with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s refusal to include in the joint statement Russia’s explicit support of China’s territorial claims to the Diaoyu Islands (called the Senkakus by the Japanese). 

The finalized joint statement only vaguely declared that “(Russia) will firmly and decisively support the efforts of (China) to defend its national sovereignty, security, and development interests.” 

In May, Li Keqiang visited India for the first time as Chinese Premier. In a joint statement, Li emphasized that “India and China have a historic opportunity for economic and social development and the realization of this goal will advance peace and prosperity in Asia and the world at large.”

However, the Indian Express reported that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in a meeting with Li, refused to support the CCP’s position on the disputed islands in the South China Sea. 

Despite widespread speculation that Li had prepared gifts and concessions to help improve Sino-Indian ties during his visit, border tensions between the two nations immediately escalated following his departure from the country.

Read original Chinese article. 

  • Carlos de Souza

    The International community should also make it obligatory for China to consult her neighbours when she decides to construct dams that could obstruct the free flow of water. China, at the moment, does what she pleases. THis should be nipped in the bud.

    • filam_88

      Yup, China is evolving in to a ROGUE STATE like North Korea. She doesnot follow International Laws anymore. She should be stopped soon.

      • Fz20

        They must be removed from the UN Security Council

  • Carlos de Souza

    Nopes, not even China believes her own claims. She is doing it because she is a shameless lying bully and expects to get away with just about anything. No country has checked her thus far.

  • henrynguyen

    China has mistakenly underestimated the regional and global patience with their acts of aggression as sign of success for their illegal claim of South China Sea. They also talked themselves into believing that the US instigates regional opposition from Japan, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. Built-in militarism as part of the ” Chinese Dream “, China has dug a hole too deep to climb out but completes the total invasion of South China Sea and gains control of Japanese administrated islands. This all Asian confrontation will unfortunately set China back after years of growth but also present Chinese people with an opportunity for regime change, which should hopefully ensure more permanent peace and prosperity.

    • filam_88

      The whole world will protect the South China Sea from Chinese invasion.

    • Carlos de Souza

      India stands firmly behind VietNam, the Philippines, Japan and all the other affected states. China cannot possibly take on all of us combined and win.

  • Xet

    No one will support China (even those so called their Red allies) on issues of territory grabbing because they know that China has no legal basis. That the so called devils tongue “9-dash line claim” is just a product of their greed.

  • Mel Manalo

    where are the 50-center gangters now?

  • Mel Manalo

    where are the 50-center gangters now?

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