What China should do is to use its money wisely. China has agreed to a plan to do some $60 billion of trade with Philippines which is equal to some 30% of Philippines' entire annual GDP. Instead of squandering so much money, China should use it to build up its navy and air force. Each carrier would cost less than $5 billion. Each J-10 would cost less than $30 million. For $30 billion China can build 3 carriers, 300 J-10, and thousands of missiles. It can then blow away the invaders' garrisons and take over the islands. And even sink American or Indian aircraft carriers if they dare to enter the war. After all, these are China's sovereign islands. Why should China skulk around building carriers on rocks when other countries are occupying China's sovereign islands? This is like building a little shack in the backyard when your house is occupied by thieves. The honorable thing to do is to kill the thieves and go back into your own house. It shames me that the Chinese cannot seem to think honorably but always think in terms of sneaking around trying to get around the obstacles put there by others instead of removing the obstacles. China is squandering its money while being insulted even by puny countries. This is not being benevolent. It is being cowardly and shameful.