Saturday, May 16, 2009

China: Maritime Talks With U.S.

I waited a few days before posting this follow up on the recent Sino-US maritime disputes; as I expected, pundits are interested in puffing-and-buffing but when it came to actually seating-down and trying to address issues in a professional manner, major news outlets do not seems to care, only NYT gave it a news-brief.

China: Maritime Talks With U.S.
Published: May 15, 2009

Senior Chinese and American military officials have held high-level talks to resolve maritime disputes, China Daily, the main state-run, English-language newspaper, reported Friday. The newspaper, citing an unidentified official, said that the two militaries still disagreed on how to interpret international maritime law, but that the sides “have expressed their views candidly in the latest round of military exchange.” The exchange between Adm. Gary Roughead, the United States chief of naval operations, and Adm. Wu Shengli, the Chinese naval chief, took place in Qingdao last month, China Daily reported.


Anonymous said...

Naval spying/surveillance and cat and mouse game regularly took place between USA and Russia during the cold war period.It appears that the US is now turning its attention to China.
China must accept the fact that the US will always continue to send surveillance ships well into the future.
The Chinese response should be to send ships to shadow these spy ships and try to disrupt their activities in a non violent manner.
The Chinese should also send its own spy ships to Guam, Hawaii and to the mainland coast of USA. It should also operate spy ships out of Cuba just like the US operates from Japan. The US will not be able to object as it is also carrying out similar activities.

Coatepeque said...

China is not going to pull a crazy move like that. So far, it has not push hard in selling weapons to Americas, that is America's lake. Maybe another 20 or so years. They prefer to trade Americas