The South China Sea Crisis
By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2015
At a press conference to close the G7 summit, the US president said that all the major powers were “prepared to do more” in the war against Islamic fundamentalists.
By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2015
Directed against Chinese activities in the South China Sea, the final G7 communiqué “strongly opposed” any changes to the status quo in the world’s oceans, “such as large-scale land reclamation.”
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2015
Along with the war of words over Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, military preparations are being made.
By K. Ratnayake, 5 June 2015
As Washington ratcheted up its confrontation with China over the South China Sea, Carter’s trip to India emphasised greater naval cooperation.
By Joseph Santolan, 5 June 2015
BAYAN and the CPP have worked to whip up anti-Chinese nationalism, denouncing China as an “imperialist” power poised to invade the Philippines.
By Joseph Santolan, 4 June 2015
The Philippines is playing a crucial role in Washington’s ratcheting up of military pressure on Beijing.
By James Cogan, 3 June 2015
The maxim—silence implies consent—applies to the failure of the fake left organisations to utter a word on the mounting dangers of a US-led war against China.
By Peter Symonds, 2 June 2015
Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 June 2015
The move to co-produce weapons in Vietnam is aimed at curtailing Russian influence and fully enmeshing Hanoi in Washington’s imperial orbit.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2015
Ashton Carter demanded that China halt its “unprecedented” land reclamation in the South China Sea and declared the US would continue its provocative overflights.
By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2015
Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea.
By James Cogan, 28 May 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims.
By Peter Symonds, 27 May 2015
The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
By Peter Symonds, 26 May 2015
Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2015
Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.”
By Peter Symonds, 23 May 2015
The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea.
By Peter Symonds, 21 May 2015
The Australian reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2015
No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China.
By James Cogan, 16 May 2015
Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2015
Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.
By Joseph Santolan, 14 May 2015
The move would be a reckless act of military brinkmanship calculated to force Beijing to back down on its territorial claims.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2015
The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China.
By Peter Symonds, 28 April 2015
While the summit did not embrace the Philippine demand for an immediate halt to Chinese land reclamation on disputed islands, the final statement did take a more hard-line stand.
By Peter Symonds, 13 April 2015
Over the past five years, the US has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the South China Sea into dangerous flashpoints that risk triggering a war.
By James Cogan, 2 April 2015
Prominent figures in Washington are attempting to make China’s alleged activities a major issue of geopolitical tension.