China Sends Four Oil Rigs To South China Sea Amid Regional Tensions American Admiralty Books Safety & Privacy Policies (Attention EU Visitors , possible "cookie" encounter ahead)
(Reuters) - "China has sent four more oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam". Reuters Story
As usual; with the Dragon the timing couldn't have been worse with so many Asian nations already nervous over the Dragon's wanton disregard for their maritime soverignity and exclusive economic zones. The Philippines served pleadings in an international tribunal which China refused to recognize but the tribunal asserted jurisdiction and gave China 30 days to respond. That was several weeks ago so far no response from China. If China then is served a default judgement the expectation, given their behavior so far, is that the Dragon will continue its lawless ways. Doesn't the Chinese leadership read their own great theorist on war Sun Tzu? They would realize that they could get what they actually need with soft power but they continue to push towards war.
The Dragon has been making it clear through the abusive use of its over sized Coast Guard and national drilling industry that it does not have the best interest of the region at heart. The region would love to have China leading the region if only the dragon wouldn't trample their flower bed, eat their food, or kill their young. Every passing week Chinese behavior tells the world that they name streets after nations like China.....:ONE WAY...