• ‘World should fear China’s actions’

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    China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) should spark fear around the world, President Benigno Aquino 3rd told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday.

    “Does it engender fear? Yes, I think it should engender fear for the rest of the world,” Aquino said in an exclusive interview at Malacanang Palace in Manila.

    China’s reclamation activities on reefs and islets in contested parts of the South China Sea, and other actions to assert sovereignty, according to him, threatened access to international shipping lanes and fishing grounds there.

    He warned that, while he did not believe China intended to engage in a military conflict over territorial disputes with the Philippines and other Asian nations, that was a possibility.

    “The question of it escalating to something beyond everybody’s control should be at the top of the minds of all world leaders,” Aquino said.

    China claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, including areas near the coasts of other Asian nations, using a line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s.

    The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Taiwan have overlapping claims. AFP

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    7 Comments

    1. sandy santiago on

      Our selfish and corrupt government officials have never invested much in modernizing the Philippine Military. A lot of money has already been stolen in the government. Placing all stolen money all together from the time of Marcos until now may have already upgraded our defense where China would not just bully us.

    2. Roldan Guerrero on

      All of these are happening because of Aquino`s negligence. STUPIDITY, INCOMPETENCE and LAZINESS are the best three words to descrive Aquino. There should be no Luneta carnage and Mamasapano masacre if he is doing his job well.

    3. Dont include the World you are the only one who fear China coward P-NOY.Hangang protest ka lang.

    4. The Government should confront China now . We should show our courage and not allowed them to continue what they have been doing in spratly . We should send all our patrol boat or ship to forces them into stand still . It should be now or it might be too late. We don’t need to fire guns but we need to show them our resolved as a nation . They have to respect our territories.

      • sonny dela cruz on

        Don’t act like a chiwawa, barking at a doberman. Philippine got surplus WW2 ships and old type jet planes. China have advance military hardwares and aircraft carrier. They have inter-continental ballistic missles, you name it they have it.

    5. sonny dela cruz on

      President Aquino is wrong in his assessment THAT China will not engage in a military conflict with the Philippines and the other Asian nations in the disputed islets of the China sea. China will defend their actions MILITARILY and no one can stop them. The Philippine government will loose all the islets even IF the UN says China violated the 200 miles jurisdiction. China is too strong militarily, they even making confrontation with the United States, saying they are ready to go to war with the United States anytime, that is why they made a military alliance with the Russian. This is in preparation for the possible conflict in Southeast Asia. REMEMBER, history repeats ITSELF. Germany started in Europe followed by Japan in Asia. Now, Russia is encroaching the territories of Ukrane and China is making threats in China sea.

      • We have to draw a line,we have to stop Chinas aggression no matter what it take we should never give up.If we do nothing then our friends got no reason to help us.Unfortunately we got a coward President we need to kick this SOB out and put a Transition government that can handle this situation.