China denies it but photos, as they say, tells us a million things. China advises its neighbours not to get overly anxious with the way it conducts itself in the Spratlys. Despite building military installations in six out of ten islands belonging to the Philippines and of firing its guns against Vietnamese and Filipino fishing boats, China wants its neighbours to “calm down”.
Calm down? Are these Chinese Communists foolish or what?
How can one actually calm down when these Chinese soldiers are occupying one’s territory? China’s actions are obviously, a direct violation of the Protocols being observed by claimant countries in the Spratlys? Are the Chinese saying that its neighbors should not militate against increasing Chinese military presence in the region, most especially an area declared as a potential regional hotspot?
China should probably reconsider its plan of conquering places not their own. Six military installations seen built at the Spratlys lie within the claimed territory of the Philippines.
The Philippines had lodged its complaint. And the Defense chief says they’re giving way to diplomacy first before any thoughts of showing its displeasure through military means. The Philippine government is quite certain–the US is there, just an arm’s length away, should China continue its intrusions into Philippines territory. With the US-RP Mutual Treaty still in effect, China faces a formidable enemy in the Americans. The Philippine government has communicated its desire to prepare and design a battle plan just to subdue its enemy. The question is–for how long? China’s intrusions are basically colonial in desire and military. If diplomacy fails, is the Philippines ready for more invasions?