Skip to comments.PLA chief blames Obama’s focus on Asia for stirring trouble at sea
Posted on 05/17/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CHINAS top general blamed the Obama administrations new focus on Asia for various disputes in the East and South China seas, claiming that some neighboring countries were using it as a chance to provoke problems.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, the Peoples Liberation Armys Chief of the General Staff General Fang Fenghui also warned that the US must be objective about tensions between China and Vietnam or risk harming relations between Washington and Beijing.
He defended Chinas deployment of an oil rig in the South China Sea and said China had no intention of abandoning drilling despite the violent protests it had spawned in Vietnam.
Fang was at the Pentagon to meet General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs, and the session came on the heels of riots targeting Chinese in Vietnam over Chinas deployment of the deep sea rig.
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