WWIII could start over Philippines dispute in South China Sea, China ‘not respecting’ treaties, expert says

Published April 8,  2024

Beijing warned that World War III could break out in the South China Sea as it increasingly shifts its attention to the Philippines, with territorial disputes driving tensions ever higher.

“Although we have a mutual defense treaty with the Philippines, China is not respecting it,” Gordon Chang, a China expert and fellow at the Gatestone Institute, told Fox News Digital.

“It was twice last month, on the 5th and the 29th, that the State Department issued written warnings to China that we were prepared to use force to discharge our obligations pursuant to article four of the U.S. Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty,” Chang explained. “That’s a warning that we are prepared to go to war.”

First reported by MEMRI’s China Media Studies Project, the state-owned and -operated news outlet China Daily earlier this week published an op-ed titled “Manila must be warned against horrors of war” by Yang Xiao, deputy director of the Institute of Maritime Strategy Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.

Yang, a frequently featured expert in a range of China Daily articles, drew connections between the current tensions between China and the Philippines and tensions in Pre-World War I Europe.


SOURCE: www.foxnews.com

RELATED: Beijing Conducts ‘Combat Patrol’ as US Ships Enter Contested Waters

Published April 8, 2024

Is China getting ready to take on the world superpower in battle, or is it just being a bully on the playground?

The question is keeping analysts up at night, especially in light of increasingly aggressive behavior from the People’s Republic of China.

On Sunday, the United States held its first joint naval exercises in the South China Sea with the Philippines, Japan and Australia.

The purported reason for the drills was to demonstrate the four countries’ “collective commitment to strengthen regional and international cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” according to a statement by the four nations’ defense chiefs on Saturday.

While the statement did not explicitly name China, Beijing’s increasing forcefulness in claiming territorial rights over the maritime region was widely viewed as the driving force behind the military exercise, according to the Japan Times.


SOURCE: www.thegatewaypundit.com

RELATED: China reveals why it patrolled South China Sea when US with allies was holding naval drills

China has long-simmering territorial disputes with a number of Southeast Asian nations in the South China Sea, a major shipping route

US, Australia, Japan and Philippines hold first Multilateral Maritime Cooperative Activity in the West Philippine Sea on April 7. Source: X/@TeamAFP
Published April 8, 2024

The Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has revealed that it carried out “combat patrols” in the disputed South China Sea on April 7 as an apparent response to naval exercises by the US and its allies.

The China’s military carried out air and sea patrols on Sunday, the same time the Armed Forces of the Philippines, United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) carried out their first Multilateral Maritime Cooperative Activity (MMCA) in the West Philippine Sea on April 7.

China carried out ‘combat patrols’ to create hotspots under control

A brief statement released by the Chinese military’s Southern Theater Command said China’s military had organised patrols and that “all military activities that mess up the situation in the South China Sea and create hotspots are under control.”

The statement from China had no mention of the US or the joint exercises, but appeared to be an apparent swipe at the US-led drills.


SOURCE: www.firstpost.com



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