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[USA] SitRep: China on Manila’s Doorstep as Ash Carter Heads to Asia

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发表于 2016-4-9 08:57 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Here they come. U.S. officials are worried that China may be gearing up to launch dredging operations around Scarborough Shoal just 125 miles off the Philippine coast, a highly provocative move that could send tensions soaring between Beijing and America’s allies in Manila.3 A0 n2 D. B4 F( i0 B( ]
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Several military officers told FP there are signs that Chinese vessels may be surveying the area for another land reclamation project. “That’s one to watch. There are real concerns about this,” said one Defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They could be taking steps that precede dredging.” U.S. Navy chief Adm. Richardson expressed similar concerns in an interview with Reuters last month.
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- U% g0 X* a" j3 L" _China has a track record of building acres of artificial islands in contested waters of the South China Sea, dredging up the ocean floor at a lightning pace. The move comes just as an international court is poised to rule on a case over rival territorial claims that pits Manila against Beijing. Legal experts say the Permanent Court of Arbitration will likely rule in favor of the Philippines, but China – which claims almost the whole of the South China Sea – has already said it does not recognize the tribunal’s authority.
3 N! |0 M2 L# w5 Z; A: UNo gag order. The Pentagon and the head of Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris, is pushing back against a report in the Navy Times that said the White House’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered the top brass to avoid critical public comments on China’s actions in the South China Sea.0 w5 j6 l: Y3 s5 M# m: f2 z0 m

3 l8 J& f# n! H3 n  B* O, L2 |“During recent Congressional testimony and press engagements in Washington just a few weeks ago, I was very public and candid about my concerns regarding many issues in the Indo-Asia-Pacific to include the fact that China’s militarization of the South China Sea is problematic,” Harris said in a statement to FP. “So any suggestion that ‘the White House has sought to tamp down’ on my talking about my concerns is patently wrong.”
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http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04 ... ?platform=hootsuite
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发表于 2016-4-9 10:10 | 显示全部楼层
美国政府已经被军队绑架,这个是非常危险的!伟大的毛主席一直强调党指挥枪,如果反过来,就会出现非常可怕的灾难!德国的纳粹就是一个先例!
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发表于 2016-4-9 16:56 | 显示全部楼层
对于开填黄岩岛,美国真是焦虑至极,比菲律宾还焦虑不安。
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