US: China’s reclamation work a serious concern

By Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The United States government is confident there will be no war in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. But it believes cases of violence may soon erupt between troops from opposing countries. A Washington-based think-tank meanwhile believes that one of the areas that could potentially see new tensions is in the Philippine-controlled Ayungin Shoal.

 

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  • Delia
    5 June 2015 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Today the United States doesn’t have the resources in place for a major effort in the area unless it is willing to take some very great risks.

    China has eight military installations on seven reefs in the Spratly Islands, including one just 115 miles off the Philippine Coast.

    At most, it’s a piece of disputed sea areas. If USA failed to send its carriers against the Russians, what justifies its decision to start military conflict with China, if not a war?

  • kuya
    5 June 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Philippine needs to armed itself with missiles to thwart China aggression in the West Philippine Sea.

  • kuya
    5 June 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    China’s reclamation in West Philippine Sea is the smoking gun of China to Asean.

  • noz
    6 June 2015 at 4:48 am - Reply

    china has the edge on this conflict. what china is doing is showcasing they are in control of their action of aggressions, that the bankrupt USA cannot afford to help the PH to fight china’s forces. the question is how come china was not that aggressive in occupying the islands belonging to the PH during mao. the luck of china having too much trillions in their pockets gave them power to invade lands they desires for more power. technically, the looming USA’s 20trillion debt to china on default means china owns half of the USA, either from the west to the midwest or from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. if the debt continues to bloat, then china may demand the vast alaska, and the tiny HI islands belong to them as well, as china’s goal of growing empires.

  • Delia
    6 June 2015 at 6:52 am - Reply

    World War III is coming. It will be on many fronts. China wanting to control the Pacific is not unforeseen on any level, they have wanted this for 60 years. Then we have Russia starting to move on Europe.

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