The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang
Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast: China Names No. 1 Villain in the South China Sea: Uncle Sam
The Hague’s ruling Tuesday on the South China Sea could push Beijing and Washington closer to open confrontation.
American policymakers have yet to acknowledge that China’s increasingly belligerent Communist Party has become incurably anti-American, but we’re seeing that fact confirmed right now in bold relief.
On Tuesday, a panel convened by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will render its decision in Republic of the Philippines vs. People’s Republic of China, which will determine the legal status of a handful of tiny islands and outcroppings in the South China Sea.
The United States is not a party to the case, but Washington has become in recent weeks the target of Beijing’s relentless barrage of criticism about it, and Sino-U.S. ties are likely to feel the impact, perhaps for a generation.
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WNU Editor: Is there a growing mood of anti-Americanism in China .... maybe in social media and on certain Chinese media outlets .... but not in the Chinese government and/or in business circles.