South China Sea is property of world: Krishna

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Whatever he means!

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    NEW DELHI: The South China Sea is the property of the world and must be free for trade to prosper, external affairs minister SM Krishna said Friday after China warned India against exploring oil in the area.

    "India maintains that South China Sea is the property of the world... those trade ways must be free from any national interference. It has to be used for increasing trade related activities among nations which come within the range of the South China Sea," Krishna told reporters here.

    He said this fact has been accepted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and by China in their dialogue with ASEAN group of nations.

    "India subscribes to the theory that these trade ways should be free for trade to prosper," he said.

    China Thursday asked New Delhi not to get involved in the "disputes". It said the sovereignty of the islands in the region was a major issue and India should not carry out oil exploration till the resolution of the vexed issue.

    Krishna denied reports of a strained relationship between India and China.

    "There is absolutely no strained relation between India and China. During the BRICS summit, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in Delhi and we had very cordial talks with him and I totally reject that theory," he added.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/12557688.cms
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

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    "Property" is not the right legal term to be used in that context, IMHO.

    It does not appear in The Law of The Sea.
     
  4. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Anything that annoys the chinis is fine :)
     
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    South China Sea project a "serious political provocation," Chinese paper warns India

    An influential Communist Party-run newspaper on Friday called on the Chinese government to use “every means possible” to stop the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Videsh from going ahead with exploration projects in the South China Sea, warning India that any deal with Vietnam would amount to a “serious political provocation” that would “push China to the limit.”

    “China should resolutely stop [ONGC] from pursuing this course of action,” said the Global Times, a widely-read popular tabloid known for its nationalist views, in a lead editorial. “Reasoning may be used first, but if India is persistent in this, China should try every means possible to stop this cooperation from happening.”

    Even as Chinese officials on Friday sought to play down the row with India over projects in the South China Sea, the Communist Party-run paper hit out at the Indian government for testing “China's will”, saying that although China was “sincere” about its peaceful rise, “it will not give up the right to use other means to protect its interest.”

    On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry officials had said they were opposed to any project in the disputed South China Sea, without directly referring to India. Officials said they would not comment on the matter on Friday.

    The Global Times editorial described the deal between ONGC and Vietnam as reflecting India's rising ambitions, and a likely Indian move to “counter China's behaviour in the Indian Ocean,”

    “Chinese society has already been indignant about India's intervention in the Dalai [Lama] problem,” the editorial said. “India should bear in mind that its actions in the South China Sea will push China to the limit.”

    “China cherishes the Sino-Indian friendship, but this does not mean China values it above all else.”

    A lead editorial in the Global Times, a Party-run paper, cannot be published without the approval of the Communist Party's Propaganda Department. The paper is, however, known to represent the views of more hard-line voices within the party.

    The editorial reflected a popular sentiment among nationalist voices in the Communist Party, who have been increasingly calling for China to take a more assertive position in its diplomacy.

    “We should not leave the world with the impression that China is only focused on economic development, nor should we pursue the reputation of being a “peaceful power,” which would cost us dearly,” the editorial said.

    “China has been peaceful for so long that some countries doubt whether it will stick to its stated bottom line. China should remind them of how clear this line really is.” The editorial added that China should, however, “remain calm” and not take “rash actions”.

    The Global Times has, in the past, run editorials hitting out at the Indian government. Chinese Foreign Ministry officials have often stressed that the paper, known to represent the views of more nationalist voices in the Party, did not speak for the government, and have privately criticised the paper for causing strains in relations and not taking a more “moderate” line.

    For instance, in December, days ahead of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to New Delhi, which Chinese officials had framed as an opportunity to draw a line over recent differences, the Global Times published an editorial, written by a General of The People's Liberation Army (PLA), calling on China to take a more aggressive line in its foreign policy.

    China, the article said, needed to recover territory “looted by neighbours” - if necessary, by force.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2459736.ece

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    Suddenly Krishna got new pair of balls, wow:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    China can take a hike
     
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    WoW was Krishna high while taking on China because usually he will bend and break if any thing China/Pak issue comes up and we need to a position
     
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    Are you sure????? :confused: May be reporter has some balls. :lawl:
     
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    same can be said about indian ocean then why does indian strategic planner gets disturb when news of chinses exploring indian ocean comes??
     
  13. arya

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    before shouting we should make our force more strong .

    china know very well our condition so first improve health then go for some action
     
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    Because we don't want PLAN deployments here in the name of exploration. Communists are adept at faking and spreading lies and we've seen a lot of what CCP is capable of in the last few decades. We don't really go about militarizing everything we touch unlike Chinese.
     
  15. TTCUSM

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    We seriously need to find a better term for our neighbor to the North.
     
  16. LETHALFORCE

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    Another warning, big yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    China with its use and throw military equipment (pretty much like the toys they export) can do whatever it wants.
     
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    Rather than the rhetoric, I want to see India start the exploration and drilling in the SCS, that will be the answer I will be waiting for from the GoI.
     
  19. utubekhiladi

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    India will not be bogged down by Beijing's warning, minister says

    South China Sea: India will not be bogged down by Beijing's warning, minister says - The Times of India

    JALANDHAR: India will not be bogged down by Beijing's warning against exploring oil in South China Sea and is capable enough of safeguarding its financial and strategic interests, Union minster Ashwani Kumar said today.

    "South China sea is the property of the world. Nobody has a unilateral control over it and India is capable enough of safeguarding its interests," Union minister of state for planning and science and technology Ashwani Kumar said here.

    External affairs minister SM Krishna had recently said that the South China Sea must be freed from any "national interference" as it is the "property of the world".

    China has been objecting to any activity in South China Sea region including Indian oil exploration as it has territorial disputes with ASEAN countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.

    India in October last year had inked an agreement with Vietnam to expand and promote oil exploration in South China Sea. The pact between the Indian and Vietnamese state-owned oil companies includes new investments and the exploration and supply of oil and gas to the two countries.


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  20. LETHALFORCE

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    asahi.com¡ÊÄ«Æü¿·Ê¹¼Ò¡Ë¡§Chinese military bigwig says South China Sea belongs to China - English


    Chinese military bigwig says South China Sea belongs to China


    SINGAPORE--A member of China's top military brass asserted that, according to history, the South China Sea falls under China's sovereignty.

    Ouyang Wei, a colonel and a National Defense University professor, made the remark in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun on June 5 on the sidelines of the 10th Asia Security Summit, dubbed the Shangri-La dialogue.

    Ouyang also said the sea area is crucial to China's interests.

    It is the first time a top executive in the Chinese military has voiced such views to media.

    Previously, a high-ranking Chinese government official was reported to have said in diplomatic negotiations that, from a territorial viewpoint, the South China Sea is of core interest to China, along with Taiwan and Tibet.

    However, the Chinese government has not yet stated that view officially.

    Asked about the incident in which a Chinese surveillance vessel cut an undersea cable belonging to a Vietnamese research ship in the South China Sea in late May, Ouyang said, "It was a legally justified action in a sea area under the jurisdiction of China."
     
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    I think India should first lease a Naval Base in Vietnam and deploy warships there. Then it can issue such outlandish comments.
     

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