Global Times recently published an editorial explaining the strategy China should take in handling the recent U.S. intervention in China’s land reclamation activities in the South China Sea. The editorial suggested that the United States intends to promote the South China Sea situation into an international conflict and to declare the U.S.’ position of not recognizing China’s sovereignty over some islands. With strong military power in hand, the U.S. may be confident in controlling a regional issue. However China doesn’t want to go head-to-head with the U.S. and the U.S. may not be interested in taking this into a war with China. It seems the U.S. is focusing on creating trouble for China’s plan. If China can manage to complete the construction plan, the U.S. trouble-making may fail. The editorial recommended that the Chinese government ignore the U.S. intervention activities and see who will have the last laugh.
Source: Global Times, May 22, 2015