Take a look at this map (courtesy of the BBC) indicating China’s claimed territorial waters:
Seriously, take a good look at the extent of that red line. Talk about wanting your cake and swimming in it!
This emerged after the recent spat over the harrassment by Chinese vessels of an unarmed US surveillance ship operating in international waters. That’s right: international waters. I’ve had a close look at the map and, frankly, I’m impressed that the US ship found any international waters.
I suppose this is all a political move by Beijing to ratchet up the tensions or see how far it can push America. Remember what happened the time China took exception to an American plane flying in international air space? Silly feckers.
A sensible response from Obama