China to US: "Don't take sides" in territorial dispute with Philippines

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 14, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said the US should not takes sides in its territorial dispute with the
Philippines in the South China Sea, as it is not a direct party in the conflict.

US Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the commander of the US Navy said on Thursday that the US would come to the aid of the Philippines in the event of conflict with China.

Greenert also said that aggressive behavior outside international norms is contrary to what he calls “good order”. That’s why, he said, the US opposes it and has to manage it.

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  • Delia
    15 February 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

    This is Goliath Vs. Gorilla fight. Philippine Government should go straight to UN . Obama will just play this as a game and have no spine. Obama is all talk but no substance with his speeches. If UN has the power and authority , they must intervene, this is at least one of the important issue they could solve peacefully.

    Obama will just order stand down to Filipinos and get killed, like he did in Bengazi to the troops and to the US Ambasador .

    • Nur M
      15 February 2014 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      can you be our ambassador, do want to take a responsibility being an ambassador for Gorilla? for your info Philippines is not Africa…..where you from?

  • Joey
    16 February 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Strong words from China, sign of weakness on US leadership.US debt is $17Trillion majority of the loan came from China. Blame Obama Administration for the lavished spending, wasted stimulus funds, bankrupt energy projects etc Now, Obamacare, eventually needs another loan from China to keep it going. In my opinion on Obama’s visit he will talk on joint military exercises, then sell used reconditioned warships, aircraft and other military hardware to AFP.. US learned that AFP are buying fighter jets from Russia(Sokoi), brand new war ships are being built in the Philippines, by S.Korea (Heawondo/Hyundai) who leased/owned the former Subic bay shipyard, the best and most complete shipyard in the world..

    • Delia
      16 February 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Great analogy Joey .

  • Wil
    18 February 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    @Delia & Joey … Your ignorance is absolutely amazing. First of all Japan & Europe owns more of our debt than China. President Obama did not order stand down in Benghazi, that was a State Department thing. Second… If the Philippines want new ships then pay for them. If you think Russia has your best interest in mind, then go with that and you’ll see what freedom of lack you’ll really have. Ask all the terrorist if President Obama has no spine. Why do you think they are going to the UN. They are trying to stop the drone attacks. I have no doubt that S. Korea has great technology, but saying that Subic Bay shipyards are the best in the world is flat our wrong. The United States, Germany and France may have something to say about that. May be just may be you two should do your research before opening your mouth and putting your foot in it.

    • Delia
      19 February 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      @Will , does it matter which country owns more debt of USA ? The question is how would America pay for the debt accumulated , further you mentions so many other country that does not have anything to do with the dispute Islands with china . As i stated, Philippines should go straight to UN and seek help there , cause China will not listen to USA . America is bankrupt and no Military strenght .

      I know you will backfire or spitfire back , for me at the end of the day nothing will matter cause its not you or me can solve the disputed Island , no matter how much we argue about it. SO.. Please stop being the epitomy of the classic glittering jewel of colossal ignorance. I can tell you really believe the stupid uninformed bilge you spew.

      • catholic_counter_capitalist
        19 February 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

        USA, no military strength???? OMG, the Chinese invaders are coming!!!! Let us all run and cross the borders to Mexico and Canada and become illegal aliens in their homeland….

        • Delia
          19 February 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

          Whoa! Might want to lay off the crack cocaine .