After Tuesday’s landmark result on the South China Sea, U.S. officials encouraged other Southeast Asian nations to follow the Philippines’ example. Chinese officials say taking Washington’s advice will destabilize the region further.
CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports.
China discontent with US position on South China Sea disputeIn addition to issuing a 44-page White Paper reiterating its position on the South China Sea, China is also blaming U.S. for supporting the Philippines’ case at the arbitration court. CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports.
Hours after the tribunal result became a global headline, Barack Obama’s top Asia adviser called on other claimants in the South China Sea to do what the Philippines did and take Beijing to court.
In China’s view, however, this is yet another example of U.S. interference in Beijing’s backyard.
The Obama administration launched its Asia Pivot policy by joining regional meetings like ASEAN. It brokered a Pacific free trade pact, which excluded China, and secured five new military bases in the Philippines.
In 2014, China launched massive island-building efforts in the Nansha – or Spratly – Islands, buttressing claims to the territory. U.S. challenged those claims by ordering a warship into waters near the artificial islands.
Regarding the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China’s ambassador says the door to negotiations with the Philippines is still open and that it’s in U.S. interests to back bilateral talks.
Brendan Mulvaney discusses impacts of South China Sea arbitration results
To further discuss the South China Sea arbitration results, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Brendan Mulvaney, senior non-resident fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
Fred Teng on the aftermath of South China Sea arbitration
For more on the South China Sea arbitration and its aftermath, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Fred Teng, president of America China Public Affairs Institute.