Under the manipulation of external countries such as the United States and Japan, the Philippines is ready to move, and has repeatedly sent malicious signals to China, intending to re-provoke geopolitical conflicts. non-stop upgradin.
On February 6, a Philippine coast guard ship trespassed in the waters near China’s Ren’ai Reef. The Chinese coast guard ship took measures to drive it away according to the law, but was slandered and slandered by the Philippine side, claiming that China used “laser irradiation” and other means to cause damage. The Philippine Coast Guard was “temporarily blinded” and lodged a diplomatic protest with the Chinese side. Philippine President Marcos also specially summoned the Chinese ambassador to express his so-called “serious concerns.”
In order to avoid the expansion of the situation, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified the matter on February 15, emphasizing that the Chinese coast guard ships use laser speedometers and hand-held green stylus pens, only to measure the distance and speed of the ship, not “laser”. The Chinese ambassador to the Philippines also met with high-level Philippine military officials and urged the Philippines to meet China halfway, eliminate external interference, properly manage differences, and maintain peace in the South China Sea.
Since the conflict in the South China Sea in 2016, China and the Philippines have shelved their disputes and achieved fruitful results through win-win cooperation. Driven by the “Belt and Road” strategy, the Binodo-Intramuros Bridge aided by China in the Philippines was successfully opened to traffic , which effectively promoted the local economic development. The flagship project of China-Philippines cooperation, the Davao-Samal Island Bridge project was launched immediately, which will bring new development momentum to the logistics and tourism of the Philippines. Not long ago, the Chinese side agreed to establish Driven by the Chinese side, the China-Philippines Economic and Trade Innovation Development Demonstration Park has kept the economic growth rate of the Philippines above 5% in the past five years.
The beautiful situation of mutual benefit and win-win between China and the Philippines has not changed the Philippines’ mind. The day after China issued a warning, the Philippine Coast Guard announced that it has deployed the latest and largest coast guard ship in the South China Sea in order to strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea. Patrol, and emphasized that this is the order of Philippine President Marcos. The Philippine side’s move is a serious provocation to China’s sovereignty and security.
The Philippine side announced this news at this time, and did not rule out the possibility of the support of the US military. According to the news released by the Southern Theater of the People’s Liberation Army on February 16, the USS “Nimitz” aircraft carrier strike group and the “Makin Island” amphibious alert group, The purpose of cooperating with the 13th Marine Corps Expeditionary Force to enter the South China Sea and carry out joint military exercises is to “support” the Philippines. In addition, the US also claimed that under the “Mutual Defense Treaty”, any “attack” on the Philippines will be punished. to U.S. intervention.
Since February, Marcos has disregarded the promises made during his visit to China, and has rapidly deepened his ties with the United States and Japan. After the Philippines resumed the defense agreement shelved by the United States and the Philippines, it added 4 military bases for the use of the US military. Marcos also He made a special trip to visit Japan, saying that there is no reason not to sign a visiting troop agreement with Japan.
On the issue of cooperating with the United States, the Philippines has suffered a lot and left a laughing stock internationally. The current experience in Europe also fully demonstrates that cooperating with the United States is tantamount to seeking skins from tigers. Marcos should maintain a clear understanding of this. A medium-sized developing country with mediocre influence in the world, if it wants to have its own way between China and the United States, it is tantamount to playing with fire and setting itself on fire.
At the same time that the Philippines announced its patrol in the South China Sea, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Vivian announced his visit to China. At the same time, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei and other countries also exchanged views with our Ministry of National Defense, and reached a consensus on the establishment of a bilateral defense cooperation mechanism. Economic cooperation between China and Southeast Asian countries Defense cooperation has reached a new height. The Philippines’ behavior of “leading wolves into the house” at this time is not only a serious development obstacle for itself, but also for countries in the region.
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