While the Chinese Communist Party bullies other countries using the South China Sea, its officials recently went ballistic when the US Navy legally sent two heavily armed missile warships through the Taiwanese Straits that separate Taiwan and China. It is what bullies do when someone bigger stands up to them.
BEIJING (AP) – China accused the U.S. of staging a show of force by sailing two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning.
The Navy said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” in accordance with international law.
Their movement “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the Navy said in a statement on its website.
China’s Defense Ministry called the move a “show of force” and a provocation that “sent the wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence forces’ and seriously endangered peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait area.”
The LA Times provided a bit more information on China’s bullying tactics in the South China Sea involving smaller countries:
The Chinese vessel smashed the boat repeatedly, damaging the cabin. Four fishermen tumbled overboard. As the officers pulled them from the water, Day, 41, and the other Vietnamese men piled into lifeboats and watched their craft — laden with several hundred pounds of tuna, mackerel, grouper and flying fish— begin to float away.
The June 10 attack was part of Beijing’s hard-nosed offensive in the South China Sea, where Chinese vessels are using increasingly aggressive tactics to deter rival nations and stake control over the strategic waterway.
Unfazed by rising global criticism, China’s navy, coast guard and paramilitary fleet have rammed fishing boats, harassed oil exploration vessels, held combat drills and shadowed U.S. naval patrols…
Beijing’s maritime expansionism illustrates not only the Chinese Communist Party’s growing military might but also its willingness to defy neighbors and international laws to fulfill President Xi Jinping’s sweeping visions of power.
And it’s not just the South China Sea. READ: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Warn China to Stay Out of Their Waters
And more recently, a company in the communist regime tried to purchase a port on Canada’s Northwest Passage, cleverly disguised as a gold mine. Many are convinced the communist regime planned to use this port to exert control over Canada’s arctic.
“This thing has a port attached to it. [China has] written a paper saying they want to be a near-Arctic power. Well, this gives them actual Arctic access,” Fraser told the Globe and Mail.
“If you look at what they have done on the South China Sea to extend their area of influence – what’s to stop them, once they get squatter’s rights and get into this port, of doing the same thing up there?”