Tag Archives: Philippines

Vietnam-China Naval Confrontation / Beijing reporter’s questions on “China’s Oil Aims in South China Sea”

Buffalo, NY  (on the road)

Last week tensions between China and Vietnam flared up over conflicting claims to oil reserves under the South China Sea.  Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam make variously conflicting claims.   But, China is the one that has become increasingly intimidating against other claimants.  This is not to say any Chinese claim is legimitate or not, only that China is the one initiating  confrontation in order to settle disputes in its favor.Map of South China Sea claims by country

VN claimed a Chinese vessel maliciously cut the cables of  one of its Continue reading

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