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Posted on 07/16/2011 3:36:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Campbell: US to make proposals on S. China Sea
US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell says the United States will make new proposals on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea at the ASEAN Regional Forum later this month.
Campbell, who is in charge of East Asian and Pacific affairs, made the remark in an exclusive interview with NHK. He will attend the ARF meeting, to be held on the Indonesian island of Bali on July 23rd.
The meeting comes as tension is rising between China and Southeast Asian nations over the control of islands in the South China Sea.
Campbell said the United States recognizes that there will be an enormous amount of tension at the ARF in Bali on matters associated with the South China Sea.
He said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make new proposals which are designed to send a very clear message to all claimant states and others of the US determination to preserve its areas of national interest.
He added that the US will also seek and solve problems through affected procedures, and ultimately wants to see the maintenance of peace and stability in the region.
The United States is calling for resolution of the territorial disputes within a multinational framework. China insists that matters should be resolved bilaterally.
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As a backdrop, USN warships should cruise around Tonkin Bay every time talks are held.
The same message that began under Bush that has been carried into the Obama administration.
Just like in the Arctic. Russia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and the US negotiating within the frame work of the Arctic Council.
Britain, Argentina, and Chile within the OAS.
In the eastern Mediterranean Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, and Cypress.
China says bilaterally based on the fact that China and Japan reached a bilateral agreement a few years ago.
And underlying the multilateral vs bilateral argument is the question of whether or not a pre-negotiated agreement should be submitted to UNCLOS, or should UNCLOS make the determination of each individual nations claims based on the technical data that all the individual nations submit to UNCLOS.
The world doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any thing America says. Barack Obama has been discounted to zero and has no credibility about any thing.
Cambell is just blowing worthless and meaningless smoke.
His words have the same force as those from the deputy foreign minister of Uruguay.
“US to make proposals on S. China Sea?”
Hope they have a boat.
The most dangerous part of any of this is stuff is the balance of power between the PLA and the CPC.
Absolutely every chinese foreign policy play should be seen in that light. Any move that benefits the PLA is against the long term interests of the Chinese people and the people of the rest of the world.
Why? Because if the PLA is allowed to bring home the bacon—there is the very real danger that PLA will drive chinese policy the way the Japanese Imperial Army and Navy did Japan from 1890 to 1945.
Moreover the presumed next leadership lean more toward PLA's way of thinking. It is a dangerous situation. To us and to them, as you said.
Actually it could end up derailing China's rise.
the problem is that the cpc only allows one person (two now during the transition) to sit in the PLA supreme council (or whatever its called.) this was designed to concentrate the power of the CPC party leader but it has wound up making him a captive — and outvoted by the PLA brass.
The solution to this is that the CPC should stack the PLA supreme council (or whatever its called)so as to over balance the military decision making body in favor of the party. (the risk here is that different party members will wind up controlling factions of the military—but this is the same as propelling China along the lines of a multiparty system—which is the desired state.)