On July 6, the editorial of China’s official paper Huanqiu warned the U.S. against sending its aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. George Washington to participate in a joint military exercise with South Korea in the waters of the Yellow Sea.
“By doing this, the U.S. will pose a threat to China’s security and provoke huge anger in Chinese society. There is no way that the U.S. and Korea will not pay for that.”
The editorial stated that its online survey showed that 92% of Chinese netizens viewed the action as an enormous threat.
“Chinese people have realized that it is still possible that this country will be bullied by military powers at any time. There will be powerful voices for increased armaments and strengthened naval forces.”
“The key issue in maintaining long lasting peace in this region is how the U.S. gets along with China. Washington must understand what it really wants here? If the U.S. does not treasure its strategic influence and forces China to become an anti-American power, the U.S. strategy in East Asia will return to its starting point 30 years ago. Then, that will be a great tragedy for the U.S. global strategy.”
Source: Huanqiu, July 6, 2010