U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln recently talked on the phone with Philippine Foreign Minister Lochin about the U.S.-Philippines alliance, and also said that the U.S.-Philippine Common Defense Treaty applies to the situation when the Armed Forces of the Philippines, government ships and aircraft are attacked in the Pacific Ocean, including in the South China Sea.
Wu: In late January, the U.S. aircraft carrier Roosevelt went to the South China Sea again.
What does the United States want to do in the South China Sea when the Biden administration has just been formed and cabinet officials have just taken office?
What Blinken said to Lockin, for example, the United States’ opposition to China’s claim to maritime sovereignty in the South China Sea exceeds the international law permitted by international law reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and also claimed that “guarantee will stand with those Southeast Asian countries facing China’s pressure”, which seems reasonable.
What it looks like. However, did China’s sovereignty and rights and interests in the South China Sea only been held in 1982? Obviously not! Which time can be used to look at the later introduction of the regulations to regulate the previous facts? As Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in his answer to questions on January 28:
China’s sovereignty and rights and interests in the South China Sea have been formed in the long-term historical process, in line with international law and practice.
China unswervingly safeguardes its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, unswervingly commits to peacefully resolving disputes through negotiation and consultation with other directly concerned countries, and unswervingly committed to jointly maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea region with ASEAN countries.
Laughing and feeling, Zhao Lijian’s three “unswerving” shows China’s willpower, especially China’s willingness to live in peace with neighboring countries and discuss everything. Such an attitude is conducive to peace in the South China Sea.
The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, etc.
all show that there is a way to solve contradictions between China and ASEAN countries in the South China Sea.
That’s why Zhao Li insists: “We hope that extraterritorial countries will fully respect the efforts of China and regional countries to properly handle maritime contradictions and differences and maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
While Blinken talked to Lochin, the U.S. aircraft carrier Roosevelt hit group sailed into the South China Sea.
After a circle in the South China Sea, the Financial Times said that some intelligence figures familiar with the United States and its allies said that Chinese bombers and fighters simulated the attack on Roosevelt. The Financial Times reported that Chinese bomber pilots also confirmed the order to strike the sea and simulated the launch of anti-ship missiles.
On January 29, the U.S. Business Insider website reported that the U.S. military had admitted that Chinese bombers had carried out simulated attacks on it.
“The USS Roosevelt strike group closely monitors all activities of the PLA Navy and Air Force, and they have never posed a threat to U.S. Navy ships, aircraft or sailors,” Mike Kafka, spokesman for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said in an email statement.
But the reason given by the U.S. military is that Chinese military aircraft did not enter the range of 250 miles (about 402.3 kilometers) from the U.S. Navy ship, which is beyond the range of the Eagle Strike-12 anti-ship missile carried by the H-6K bomber.” This is just a simulated attack.
From the perspective of Xiaoyin, Roosevelt can come to the South China Sea to “free sail” and even send unmanned reconnaissance aircraft to take the lead in China, including at least seven U.S., including four P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, one EP-3E electronic reconnaissance aircraft, one E-2C carrier-based early warning aircraft, and one C-2A carrier carrier carrier carrier carrier aircraft.
Military aircraft operate in the South China Sea.
Isn’t China’s ships and aircraft allowed to enter the South China Sea and airspace? As for whether a simulated attack has been carried out, this is another matter.
Essentially, today’s Roosevelt looks to show off its power in the South China Sea, but in fact it has a little “living target” posture. It has long been within the range of many anti-ship missiles.
These include not only China’s anti-ship missiles, but also “hard vegetables” such as “zircon” missiles, which have the ability to sink them.
Peace and stability in the South China Sea are by no means what foreign countries can do by showing their muscles, displaying POSE, attacking and scaring China. China is not scared.
Xiaoyin noticed that in the one week of Biden’s presidency of the United States, he has continuously shown a tough stand on the Taiwan issue, the South China Sea issue and the Diaoyu Islands issue.
For example, on January 28, Biden agreed on the principle that Article V of the Japan-US Security Treaty applies to the Diaoyu Islands during a telephone call with Japanese Prime Minister Suga.
The call between Blincoln and Rochin mentioned the South China Sea, which was commented by the clearest and strongest position expressed by the Biden administration on the South China Sea issue so far.
Earlier, on January 23, the U.S. State Department issued a statement threatening that the mainland should stop “military oppression” on Taiwan and demanding “meaningful dialogue” between the mainland and Taiwan.
In the view of Xiaoyin, the United States pays so much attention to the South China Sea, and ultimately wants to maintain global hegemony! However, at present, if you are more pragmatic, it is better to mind your own business and manage your own affairs.