Forget the 'farce' bluster, China received the tribunal ruling it dreaded -
Hague tribunal's ruling could push China to be even more assertive in South China Sea, expert says
From The Guardian:
Beijing rejects tribunal's ruling in South China Sea case
Xi Jinping says China’s ‘territorial sovereignty and marine rights’ in the seas will not be affected
What else could the bosses in Beijing hope expect? Surrender from Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and so on?
That wasn't going to happen.
In my opinion: one of the more insightful commentaries on the incident and its immediate consequences was written up by CBC's Terry Milewski.
A word he taught me via that essay in the link that I need to remember: hòuyánwúchǐ. Apparently, it's roughly equivalent to the Yiddish word chutzpah.
Nor will others who live outside her borders.
Wishing the people of those lands well in the years to come. Prosperity, peace of mind and heart, and truth to you all...
The nation next in line with the most traceable visits to my NCF home page so far this month is the Russian Federation.
Usually, it's Canada, USA and a random European country in the top three slots.
Strongly inclined to worry over this.
Interesting. And we get all cranky - except for the Prime Minister's Office, right? - when the US does this sort of thing in the Northwest Passage.
Or did the people behind the Xuelong expedition clear this with Moskva(and other affected nations) first?