Skip to comments.U.S. Warns China Not to Attempt Crimea-Style Action in Asia
Posted on 04/04/2014 8:22:30 PM PDT by kristinn
China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
Daniel Russel, President Barack Obama's diplomatic point man for East Asia, said it was difficult to determine what China's intentions might be, but Russia's annexation of Crimea had heightened concerns among U.S. allies in the region about the possibility of China using force to pursue its claims.
"The net effect is to put more pressure on China to demonstrate that it remains committed to the peaceful resolution of the problems," Russel, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Russel said the retaliatory sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, the European Union and others should have a "chilling effect on anyone in China who might contemplate the Crimea annexation as a model."
This was especially so given the extent of China's economic interdependence with the United States and its Asia neighbors, Russel said.
Russel said that while the United States did not take a position on rival territorial claims in East Asia, China should be in no doubt about Washington's resolve to defend its allies if necessary.
"The president of the United States and the Obama administration is firmly committed to honoring our defense commitments to our allies," he said.
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And the Chinese should believe this because...........?
A warning from Obama is an invitation.
Or what? Zer0 will cry? Wookie will tell them what to eat? Our leadership embarasses me.
Obama will threaten to impose ObamaCare on China.
Oh, more pontificating about how ‘You don’t do things like this in the 21st Century’? I’m sure China is shaking in its boots.
Another Obama Yellow Line in the Snow.
Ah! A RED LINE..!
Okaaaaay ..!! ^_^
We’re going to go to war with a nation of over 1 billion people because?
And don’t forget the Chinese can call in the debt we owe them - which is quite considerable.
Earth to Washington: don’t make a threat you can’t enforce.
Sheesh, if China pulls anything, Preezy can pull out the reaaal big guns and simply say,
“China did this OUT OF WEAKNESS”
See? ALL BETTER.
Hold on! Breaking news, China has delivered its response via Skype in the CP boardroom....
Obama will send Mooochelle back to China.
China is a mere “regional power”. No one takes them seriously. No one at all. Move along, citizen.
“China is a regional power! ummm... if you like your islands... you can keep them! China’s on the ropes, GM is alive! Private sector’s doing fine!”
Chinese Chairman responds by cell phone from Philippines.
There’s a rumor they were thinking about invading Tibet and destroying their culture.
Taiwan ROC is under intense pressure to integrate more with communist china. Right now as we contemplate the astonishing brilliance of this new Obama threat.
Like the Chinese give a crap what Obama the balless, has to say about anything.
There he goes again. Just begging for it. I saw a drunk guy do this in a bar once. He stirred up trouble pushing tough guys and groping their dates, then went to the men’s room. Someone broke a ceramic sink off of the wall with the guy’s face.
Obama is seeking a war. All the police state measures then go into effect on any domestic critics, and people blame all privations and suspensions of liberty and standard of living on ‘the war’.
I fear wookie might be experimented on.
The kid who just had his lunch money stolen shouldn’t tell the kids who haven’t picked on him yet to leave him alone. That’s almost a guarantee they’ll do something.
“Taiwan ROC is under intense pressure to integrate more with communist china.”
KMT are jumping all over each other the be the biggest ChiCom butt kisser.
We’re being set up.
And they raffled and raffed for hours
Please don’t attack Taiwan until they finish running “Rock N Road” I want to see that show with subtitles at Viki
The Chinese will do exactly what they want to do.
They always have.
They always will.
I thought more about what you typed and I agree:
With THIS Prez it’s almost like he’s TELLING China that now it’s okay for them to pull something in the Pacific.
This is a Prez whose goal is diminishing the stature of the USA, and since there are only three years remaining, he has to pack it in, a bit.
Sounds nuts, but I don’t consider it impossible.
Remember the first-year of the Obama Admin when all those Cabinet people were going around citing MAO TSE-TUNG..?
Why would China want Tibet? There’s nothing much there, not even much AIR.
Putin....I moved 10,000 patriots to the Aleutian Islands to protect Russian speaking Eskimos.
Palin.....All able bodied citizens are issued arms, ammunition and 90 days supply of MRE, airports and bridges are mined...Alaskan National Guard activated....Resist in Place.
Obama .....I already gave you 7 oil rich islands...how many more do you want....?
“And the Chinese should believe this because...........?”
A war between the USA and China would destroy both countries and the world monetary system.
So who would fill the power vacuum ?
Europe does not want to fill the power vaccum.
That leaves Arabia, Africa, South America and Russia in charge.
What more could a Marxist, Islamic want ?
That wasn’t really what I meant but your analysis is probably spot on.
Obama’s red lines mean nothing. The whole world should be worried, except for Putin’s fans.
She and her mom will bark at them.
Given our lack of response of any significance in Ukraine, US allies must now realize support from the US in event of a crisis is more questionable than at any time since the 1930's. This is not a question of ability, it is a question of the will of both the US Gov't and its people.
Were going to go to war with a nation of over 1 billion people because? And dont forget the Chinese can call in the debt we owe them - which is quite considerable.
Where would you draw the line? Should we defend Taiwan?
China is not going to do anything. EU/US is already in conflict with Russia. Let two lions fight and be the monkey on the rock watching. China will not do anything.
Listen Russia China you take what you want we will jump up and down, ok?
...China should be in no doubt about Washington’s resolve to defend its allies if necessary.
Oh, I am sure they are just terrified.
I think we all agree Obama is seeding ideas.
Obammy is going to draw a line in the sand.
OOOHHHHH you know what that means don’t ya?
Go ahead and invade freaken Japan or Taiwan cause the magic negro won’t do squat.
The distinction should be that Crimea voted to rejoin Russia and China would be taking over those disputed territories without a vote. Except the ignorant Obama administration declared that a vote by Crimeans was a hostile act by Russia. So the Obama administration can’t make that distinction without looking even more clueless.
This reminds me of when Neville Chamberlin issued a guarantee for Poland. Hitler scoffed and attacked Poland anyway. It is what happens when a leader is not respected or feared. It doesn’t matter if the leader is Chamberlin or 0bama, the results will be the same. I am afraid we are going to be in a bad time and the job for the next president is going to be gravely more difficult due to the actions of 0bama.
...yeah, ‘cause you don’t want sissy-boy Queen Putt to stamp his foot at you in a hissy fit. you see how he handled Vlad the Impaler.