On July 14, 2014, Huanqiu (the Chinese edition of Global Times) published an editorial asserting that the U.S. has sided with Vietnam and the Philippines against China in the South China Sea disputes. The editorial was in response to the U.S. proposal on July 11 that Asian nations should freeze building new outposts or expanding existing ones in the South China Sea to prevent more tensions and conflicts.
The Huanqiu editorial asked the United States to stay away from the South China Sea disputes. “After all, the South China Sea is not the Caribbean. China has the capability to ensure there is a difference between these two seas.” The editorial suggested that China give the United States some unexpected lessons so as to “let the U.S. swallow its grievances like a dummy, without being able to speak out for himself.” The editorial continued, “China must be self-confident!” “Any country that is hostile to China will have to pay a huge price; it must be very clear on this point.”
Source: Huanqiu, July 14, 2014