A follow up from a previous post: From Legal Insurrection (a lawblog).
it sounds like the Philippines (and Taiwan and Vietnam) aren't the only ones being pushed around by China, and having their territory grabbed.
India, Southeast Asian Countries Step Up Maritime Cooperation to Counter China
Maritime alliance comes amid India’s ongoing border row with China...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is rolling out the red carpet for the leaders of Southeast Asian countries on the eve of India’s Republic Day.
What is being described by the Indian media as a diplomatic ‘coup’ in India’s ongoing territorial row with China, ten heads of states from Southeast Asian countries will finalize the details of a new maritime mechanism with New Delhi and attend tomorrow’s Republic Day parade, an annual event that showcases India’s military prowess.
Last year, Indian and Chinese troops brawled with each other over a territorial dispute in the western Himalaya region. Both countries went to war in 1962 over similar border disputes. Nearly 55 years later, the two Asian countries continue to face off each other along 2,000 miles of contested mountainous border.the blog links to this Reuters report on the meeting.
“China’s distinctly hegemonic moves in the last few years in the South China Sea and its growing assertiveness have made ASEAN look towards India as a partner for equilibrium,” said Arvind Gupta, former Indian deputy national security adviser who now heads the influential Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi with close ties to the ruling government.
just a reminder that it isn't just Trumpie boy making China mad: China, seeing the weakness of the Obama administration to defend the Philippines, has become aggressive... and one of the results is that local countries are realizing that they have to defend themselves.
No more Pax Americana.
One hates to say it: But after years and years of the international left and third world ridiculing America and criticizing the world police, as they say: Watch what you wish for: You might just get it.