Tuesday, April 30, 2019

China Watch 32, US to treat China 'non-naval' fleets as navy vessels

Go Trump. Counter-harass those communist bullies across the sea. Five reports here.

1. "Warning Shot Across The Bow:" US Warns China On Aggressive Acts By Maritime Militia
by Tyler Durden Mon, 04/29/2019 - 22:15

“Earlier this month, we reported that 275 Chinese fishing militia and Coast Guard vessels surrounded the island of Thitu in the South China Sea, which is currently being occupied by the Philippines. The US recently delivered a stern message to Beijing about its aggression in the highly disputed body of water, announcing that Chinese fishing militia and Coast Guard ships would be treated as military vessels.”

2. U.S. Warns China Over Civil Forces in South China Sea, FT Says
By Linly Lin April 29, 2019, 12:00 AM GMT+8

“The head of the U.S. Navy warned China that its coast guard and maritime militia will be treated in the same way as the nation’s navy in the South China Sea”

3. US reportedly warns China over hostile non-naval vessels in South China Sea
PUBLISHED MON, APR 29 2019 • 2:00 AM EDT Shirley Tay

“The head of the U.S. Navy warned China that hostile behavior from its coast guard and fishing boats will not be treated any differently from the Chinese navy, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.”

4. US Navy warships pass through Taiwan Strait
April 29, 2019

“The US said it had sent two destroyers through the 112-mile-wide (180-kilometer-wide) strait on Sunday, to demonstrate Washington's commitment to maritime freedom in the region.

The move risks raising tensions with Beijing, and also comes as China ramps up assertions of sovereignty over the island. Beijing considers Taiwan to be an integral part of its territory.”

5. 2 US Navy warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, defense ministry says
By: The Associated Press     April 30, 2019

Nearly three  years in his administration when the PCA ruling was made in mid-July 2016, Duterte making only some noise vs China activities in the area only recently because even PAGASA island itself has being terrorized by so many China communist bullies and 'fishing militias'.

Many Duterte fanatics dismiss the PCA ruling as "toothless". Precisely that Trump is sending regularly his battleships in the area because the PCA ruling further bolsters the US claim that area is international waters, NOT China waters. Trump is enforcing the ruling. JP's Abe, UK's May, AU's Morrison, etc are enforcing the PCA ruling. That area is international waters, NOT China communist waters.

I am expecting that soon, Trump will sink some or many of those "non-naval" vessels in the area, to warn the real China communist naval vessels. Go Trump.

It's basic international law -- that area is international waters, no one should occupy and militarize it. Only communist bullies disregard intl law here.

"Good diplomatic relations with China before" is another claim by many Duterte diehards because Duterte super-loves Xi Jinping dictatorship and bullying.

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