China is provoking those who lay claim to the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. They dare others to start something, but of course everyone knows what will happen then, bombs away. No country in the area has the military power to match the Chinese military. The foreign policy under Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama paved the way for China to lay claim to the South China Sea. America has laid down their weapons giving the signal to bullies that we will not challenge them. Our friends in the Philippines are now shuttering. What happens next is anybody’s guess. We have not seen the end of the story yet. This is a powder keg waiting to explode.
FROM FOX NEWS: China said Saturday that it will ignore the decision of an international arbitration panel in the Philippines’ lawsuit against Beijing’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea.
“To put it simply, the arbitration case actually has gone beyond the jurisdiction” of a U.N. arbitration panel, said Rear Adm. Guan Youfei, director of the foreign affairs office of China’s National Defense Ministry.
The Philippines has filed a case in the United Nations under the U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea, questioning China’s territorial claim in the South China Sea. An arbitration panel is expected to rule on the case soon. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled last year that it has jurisdiction over the case despite China’s rejection.