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China’s Marine Affairs Expert: China Should Take Over the Islands Occupied by Neighbors

The International Herald Leader published an article containing interviews on how to deal with the U.S. return to Asia.

Yin Zhuo, Major General and Director of the Navy Information Expert Committee, said, “It will take the United States a fairly long period of time to return to Asia. Anti-terrorist wars still constrain U.S. power. … China needs to grasp this strategic opportunity firmly.”

Xu Ke, Marine Affairs Expert, Institute of International Relations, Xiamen University, said, “While the cooperation between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is still in its initial stage, China should use drastic measures in the South China Sea to take over the islands and reefs occupied by our neighboring small countries.” As for the East China Sea, China may have to wait until China’s naval forces are strong enough before taking any drastic measures.”

Source: International Herald Leader, January 3, 2011