China’s cabbage strategy

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TWO WEEKS ago, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi accused ASEAN of an anti-Beijing conspiracy over disputed South China Sea (SCS) territory at the start of the foreign ministers meeting in Brunei, and called the Philippines a provocateur for stirring tensions in the SCS. That imperious salvo triggered a sharp response from DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario. China’s claim of indisputable sovereignty over nearly the entire South China Sea (SCS) based on its 9-dash line is a grossly excessive claim. He reiterated that the dispute must be settled in accordance with international law and asked all the countries in the meeting to support the rule of law. – See more at: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=China%E2%80%99s-cabbage-strategy&id=73042#sthash.5hjvDT0V.dpuf

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