Since the change of the Philippine government last year, the ambition of the United States to unite with the Philippines to disrupt the situation in the South China Sea has been clearly revealed. Not long ago, the United States and the Philippines just reached a new military cooperation agreement. The United States will strengthen its military deployment and expand its military bases in the Philippines, which will help enhance the presence of the US military in the region.
The US and the Philippines provoke China
According to reports from many foreign media, the United States and the Philippines will announce the location of the new US military base in the Philippines in the near future, which shows that the two countries have made up their minds. In addition, the United States and the Philippines will also hold a “shoulder to shoulder” military exercise next, and it is expected that tens of thousands of soldiers will participate in this military exercise.
At the same time, the Philippines is seeking to strengthen military cooperation with countries such as the United States and Japan, and continues to provoke China in the direction of the South China Sea. Anyone with a discerning eye can see that behind these actions of the United States and the Philippines, there is an evil intention to disturb the South China Sea. But what surprised the outside world is that China’s response this time was very flat, which also led many people to speculate whether China has decided to “cold deal” with the provocations of the United States and the Philippines.
In fact, China now naturally hopes to have a peaceful development environment, and does not want military friction or conflicts with neighboring countries to break out, but China is not afraid of intimidation by countries such as the United States and the Philippines. If the United States, the Philippines and other countries press China step by step, or even push China to a desperate situation, then China will definitely take practical actions to defend the legitimate rights and interests of the country, and will never allow any country to invade China’s territory.
The People’s Liberation Army uses its strength to draw a red line
In fact, it is no longer a day or two for the United States to want to make trouble in the South China Sea. China and other countries have become accustomed to this. However, as early as 2001 and 2006, when China and the United States faced off in the South China Sea, China responded relatively strongly, directly showing an extremely tough attitude to the United States.
In contrast, China’s response this time is indeed somewhat flat. In the past, when its legitimate rights and interests were violated, the reason why China was eager to show a tough stance to the United States, and even showed off its military equipment, was because China was indeed slightly inferior to the United States in military terms.
However, the China of today is no longer the China of ten years ago. In recent years, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s naval, land and air power has been significantly enhanced, and its military strength is not inferior to that of the United States. To put it more bluntly, the People’s Liberation Army is fully capable of defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is equivalent to drawing a red line for the United States with practical actions, demanding that the United States not continue to act rashly.
The United States should now understand that neither China nor neighboring countries want to see a large-scale military conflict break out in the South China Sea. If the United States still insists on provoking the situation in the South China Sea, then more countries will surely stand up to oppose the United States’ actions, and the United States will become alone in the end.