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One nation after another at a weekend conference lined up to denounce China for breaking international law and to reassert “the rules-based order”, but a curious pattern quickly emerged.
The further a country from the front line of China’s relentless expansion into the South China Sea, the tougher it talked.
The countries who are actually losing their claimed territories to China’s military forces were much more diplomatic. So diplomatic, in fact, that they tiptoed carefully around the subject and had little or nothing to say.
One of the striking new responses to China’s unchecked gains in the region is the rising protest from Europe. The annual Shangri-la security dialogue in Singapore heard stern words from the defence ministers of Britain, France and Germany on the weekend. All three declared that they will uphold “the rule of law” in the South China Sea.
France and Britain said that they were stepping up naval movements through the zone: “No less than five French ships sailed in this area in 2017,” said French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly. “European ships are mobilising more widely.”
Britain’s Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson quipped: “We have been pleased to commit three Royal Navy ships to this region in the last year, although hearing France committed five, I think I have to commit to six” this year.
Parly said that Britain and France, both permanent members of the UN Security Council, were sending naval ships to visit Singapore next week and then into “territorial waters” in the South China Sea. They would also be carrying German naval observers.
While not naming China, she said that the French vessels expected to come under challenge, just as the US navy was challenged by China’s navy last week when they sailed within 12 nautical miles of Woody Island in the Paracels group. This is the island, also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, where China landed heavy bombers last month.
“At some point a stern voice intrudes into the transponder and tells us to sail away from supposedly ‘territorial waters’,” said Parly. “But our commander then calmly replies that he will sail forth, because these, under international law, are indeed international waters.”
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