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
Daily Caller: China Could Be About To Stomp All Over Obama’s Red Line
China may soon cross President Barack Obama’s red line and attempt to dramatically alter the status quo in the South China Sea.
Since the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague last month, China has been eager to reassert its dominance in the South China Sea. China has already reclaimed vast amounts of land in both the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands and outfitted these territories with military structures and equipment. By proceeding with plans for reclamation work on the contested Scarborough Shoal, China would gain control of the South China Sea’s “strategic triangle,” and significantly boost its regional power projection capabilities.
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WNU editor: The Chinese do not care about U.S. "Red Lines" in what they perceive astheir "backyard" .... if anything .... U.S. threats are only pushing China to be more aggressive in order to not "lose faith".