Beijing tests Biden administration with provocation in a sea of ​​controversy

The Chinese Communist Party administration has recently stepped up provocations against Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines in conflict areas. Beijing has tested the Biden administration to see if the United States will take concrete action after promising to work with its Asian allies to contain China, according to various international media reports. ..

Tensions between China and Japan have recently Intensified As Beijing announced last week, Tokyo must abandon all disputed claims of sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands. The Senkaku Islands are a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that Japan has dominated for decades, but Beijing recently claims that the islands are its territory.

On April 4, joint defense ministry staff said China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning and five frigates had passed through the Miyako Strait, Japan’s main waterway to the Pacific Ocean between Okinawa and Miyako.

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January 27, 2018, US Marine Corps Futenma base in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)

The controversy between Taiwan and China over control of the Taiwan Strait is also escalating. Chinese military aircraft frequently invade Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).Most serious Provocation It occurred on March 29, when the Chinese Air Force conducted an exercise involving 10 fighters flying to Taiwan’s ADIZ.

The controversy between China and the Philippines intensified last month. After March 7th Approximately 220 Chinese vessels were found in the waters around the disputed Whitson Reef in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea. The Philippine government regarded these vessels as Chinese maritime militia vessels, filed diplomatic protests, and demanded that China remove them from conflict areas.

Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Said On March 22, the vessel was a “protective from the wind” fishing vessel, and the Philippines said it needed to see the situation in “reasonable light.”

However, Chinese vessels have not left the area, and there are more than 40 Chinese vessels in the waters around Whitson Reef. The Philippine Foreign Ministry warned on April 5 that it would hold diplomatic protests daily as long as Chinese ships were still there.

The United States also expressed concern about China’s aggression in the region. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the NATO meeting on March 23 Called out He said China’s militarization of the South China Sea violated international law.

On March 28, Blinken tweeted in support of the Philippines.We always support our allies and support the rules-based international order.

The Philippines claims the resource-rich Spratly Islands as its territory because the island chain is within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei also claim sovereignty.

2016 Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague Arbitrage In the South China Sea, they were in favor of the Philippine EEZ claim rather than China’s historical claim. However, China has rejected the ruling, building artificial islands in conflict areas and building military facilities on occupied conflict islands.

China claims to have exclusive rights 80% or more Includes 1.4 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean in the South China Sea 22 billion barrels of oil and 290 trillion cubic feet of natural gas..

Various international media report Beijing’s recent aggressive move in the Indo-Pacific region is a test of the Biden administration. The Chinese administration wants to see if Washington will work with its regional allies to contain the Chinese Communist Party. Blinken visited Japan and South Korea in mid-March Affirmation US commitment to that Asian Allies.

Nakahara, a US-based commentator on China’s affairs, believes that the Chinese Communist Party is giving a serious misunderstanding to the United States. “That [the regime] He repeatedly adopted aggressive military and diplomatic confrontational strategies in an attempt to force the Biden administration to retreat and succumb. But it failed to reach that goal. While the CCP was in a dilemma, it also ruined relations between China and the EU, “Zhong wrote in his article in The Epoch Times.

Mr. Zhong pointed out that the Chinese Communist Party has recently intensified its confrontation with the United States in the Indo-Pacific region and that Beijing has accused Washington of not cooperating with China.

On April 5, the state media Xinhua News Agency published an interview with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Wang Yi: China does not recognize a good country.”On the same day, Xinhua published another article, “The Chinese Navy’s Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Organization Starts Open Sea Training,” and Liaoning passed It passed through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa and bypassed eastern Taiwan.

Wang told Xinhua in an interview: “China and the United States should engage in more dialogue and cooperation in the region to reduce competition and conflict,” he said. “China does not recognize that there are good countries in the world and does not allow things in the world to be decided by only one country,” he emphasized.

During ~ I believe that the King’s remarks reflect the position of the Supreme Leader. The Chinese Communist Party is ready to carry out a full-scale confrontation with the United States.