主题： India makes waves with South China Sea oil and gas explorati
India makes waves with South China Sea oil and gas explorati 2011-09-20 02:35 #1
This is the first time I’ve seen the Chinese government responding with a legal counterpoint based on UNCLOS to refute the baseless claims by other countries that UNCLOS’s provisions gave them the right to invade Chinese sovereign territories. As Jiang Yu rightly pointed out, UNCLOS does not give any country the right to unilaterally extend its EEZ and continental shelf into other countries’ EEZ, continental shelf, territorial seas, internal seas and sovereign territories. Any island that qualifies under UNCLOS’ Article 121 has its own EEZ and continental shelf. This means that every Chinese sovereign island in the S. China Sea has its own 200 nm of EEZ and 350 nm of continental shelf. And where the EEZ of two countries overlap, the right of EEZ of each area belongs to the country that is closest to it. Therefore, it is a misrepresentation for Vietnam and other invading countries to argue that UNCLOS allow them to claim 200 nm of EEZ that includes China’s sovereign islands. Furthermore, China has demarcated its sea boundary by the 9-Dotted Line Map that predates the UNCLOS by many decades and cannot be superseded any ex post facto laws of UNCLOS. Therefore, Vietnam and other invading countries cannot justify their invasion of Chinese sovereign territories by referring to the UNCLOS. And China has the right to evict any invaders from its sovereign territories with force. Specifically, India’s oil agreement with Vietnam is null and void and subject to seizure by the Chinese government according to China's laws. I'm glad to see the Chinese government responding skillfully with refutations based on international laws. I hope it will follow up with military actions justified by international laws.
It should be quite obvious by now that war in S. China Sea is inevitable. If the Chinese government persists in deluding itself that by presenting an image of benevolence it will ultimately wear down its enemies with loving kindness then it will be taking China down the path of destruction. China's policy has not yielded good results as everyone can see. The reality is China is actually losing long time allies. Even N. Korea is now inching closer to Russia and Russia itself is becoming more inattentive to China's interests. The fact that Russia is increasing its arms sales to India and Vietnam is a slap in China's face that signals the serious failure of China's diplomacy. It is time for the Chinese leaders to stop their self-delusion and show the world that China can and will fight to safeguard its sovereign territories and that the international community has better respect China's sovereignty or face the consequences.
At the same time, the Chinese people should learn a few simple facts such as a war against Vietnam will not collapse China's economy if China confined the fighting to the S. China Sea and not attack Vietnam mainland itself. The Chinese people should also know that the combat radius of China's fighters such as J-10 and J-11 can all reach the farthest areas of Nansha A. and therefore China does not need aircraft carriers to begin fighting in the S. China Sea. The Chinese people should also know that fighting Vietnam and Philippines will not cause world war or turn all the world against China. The world needs China more than China needs the world. At least for now. It has been pointed out that EU is facing collapse and only China has the money to bail it out. Specifically, Italy has a debt of some $2 trillion. It is suggested that a consortium be formed to provide $750 billion to the IMF to be distributed to Italy to bail it out. China is expected to contribute half of the money. The importing countries need China's cheap exports while China can expand its economy much more sustainably by phasing out exports. Therefore, China is in a very good position to go to war now to regain its lost sovereign territories while at the same time create a new image of a powerful nation willing to defend itself.
The cost of war is minimal and the international community needs China's money and exports. Everything is now favorable to China going to war. Such an opportunity may not come again. China must "take the tide while it serves."
Those who are interested in reading more about China's evidence for claiming sovereignty in S. China Sea can go to the following link:
"S. China Sea - possession is nine-tenth of the law."
http://www.network54.com/Forum/238054/t ... of+the+law .
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India makes waves with South China Sea oil and gas explorati 2011-09-20 09:49 #2
公允地说, 越南这个国家很有韧性, 有魄力, 敢想敢干, 锲而不舍. 尤其是在盗采中国油气资源方面, 一直努力引入外来力量, 曾先后跟BP, Exxon Mobil 合作, 企图共同强采中国南海石油, 根本不把中国的抗议放在眼里. 事实上, 中国的抗议至今一直停顿在口头上, 所以越南干脆把中国外交部(有网友称其为"抗议部")的声明当作乌鸦叫, 再加上美日印势力或明或暗的支持, 越南小鬼更加有恃无恐, 现在竟然把印度石油公司招引进来了.
再说印度方面, 至今霸占着中国藏南的大片领土, 有着"既成事实"的实占优势. 但军事对峙方面, 其仍旧面对巨大压力, 甚至处于劣势. 中国在南海领域的软弱退让, 令手疾眼快的印度阿三抓住了机会, 及时介入中国南海, 相当于成功地开辟了对抗中国的"第二战场", 在跟中国新一轮的角力中获得主动.
强盛 威严 博爱 之中国
India makes waves with South China Sea oil and gas explorati 2011-09-20 11:26 #3
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