Admin Edit: Rule 16 Violation
Noemon wrote:The rest of us certainly do.
The United States certainly doesn't.
Expecting one superpower to abide by rules the other ignores is admirable, and I wish China would, but ultimately an absurd critique.
The Chinese state, constitutionally, cannot recognize any international or foreign power on the question of its territorial integrity. Blame colonialism for that one.
late wrote:Because it's more than that, and again, encroaches on the recognized territorial waters of a number of countries.
More countries recognize the Paracels as Chinese. Read the Cairo Declaration explicitly giving them to China in the 1940s.
And as much as it pains me that such basic facts must be stated: the islands are not within the territorial waters of any country. They're hundreds of kilometers away, in fact.
Why do you, personally, feel the Vietnamese claim has more merit?
late wrote: It's also worth noting China has rejected compromise, they want it all.
If France claimed the channel islands, is Britain rejecting compromise unless they give them Jersey?