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The Dragon Warns the Mouse: China Tells Britain Not To “Tempt Fate” with Its Warships in the South China Sea

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The Dragon Warns the Mouse: China Tells Britain Not To “Tempt Fate” with Its Warships in the South China Sea

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“If the population of the English-speaking Commonwealths be added to that of the United States, with all that such cooperation implies in the air, on the sea, all over the globe and in science and in industry, and in moral force, there will be no quivering, precarious balance of power to offer its…

UK shouldn’t tempt own fate in South China Sea: Global Times editorial

UK shouldn’t tempt own fate in South China Sea: Global Times editorial

Illustration: Chen Xia/GT The UK’s Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group on Sunday entered the South China Sea through the Strait of Malacca. It has not so far done anything particular that can attract the focus of public attention.

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Dwight Clark
Dwight Clark
July 30, 2021

Wreak Less- avoiding damage, Wreak full- squiring damage. Semantics.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
July 30, 2021

I hope London will heed your advice, Alexander, and let go of Washington’s coattails. Britain has no business interfering in China’s affairs. As for the US, it needs to get back to its own side of the Pacific and leave China and other regional nations to sort out their own problems. All the US ever does is make matters worse everywhere it treads. China’s warning to the UK together with the extended cautionary note to the US are entirely appropriate. Washington has failed in its 20-year war and occupation in relatively small and indefensible Afghanistan so it’s hardly likely to… Read more »

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
July 31, 2021

Well said..

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
July 31, 2021

The US empire is Not the colossus it was 20 years ago, and well, the UK is certainly not a the master of the seas it was 100 years ago, the West has to realise that China is is the big dog in that region and we should stop these dumb provocations, because China is Not as experienced as Russia, when it comes to US/UK adventurism, and it wouldn’t take much for a interloping ship to get sunk..

Last edited 1 month ago by Ozymandias
gte
gte
Reply to  Ozymandias
July 31, 2021

And what is even more interesting if the Chinese do sink a British war ship the US will do nothing about it. They will try to use it for propaganda purposes, but the UK will be the one to pick up the pieces. Like most empires, the US will sacrifice anyone for their benefit. The UK leadership think that Britannia rules the waves or at least with the US it does. The reality is the UK rules nothing at all and spends what money have on sending military vessels to the other side of the world to show they are… Read more »

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  gte
August 1, 2021

What you say is very true, but I will stick up for my country, though the UK No longer has a empire, but I what is left of it, is The City of London, and trade and general world business is still very much much-loved Anglo-Saxon, English is still the lingua Franca, even with the might of China.. All and all, everything comes down to making the money… P.S,,Another world war would Not be profitable for anybody, especially for the human species..

gte
gte
Reply to  Ozymandias
August 1, 2021

The reason why English is the lingua Franca is because the money was in the British Empire then the US plus you have Canada, Australia, NZ etc, all English speaking countries, but that does not mean it stays like that forever. Much like the US dollar once the unchallenged world currency, but not so much now as this is also changing. It nice to be patriotic but you also have to see how things have and will evolve. Sadly, western leadership at best is weak and at worst non-existent. Look at who are leading the US, UK, Canada, Australia or… Read more »

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  gte
August 1, 2021

There is Nothing I can disagree with with here, your spot on..

FranBrown
FranBrown
July 31, 2021

I’ve said before, that the current British government is not doing this on behalf of the British public. Most of us do not want to get involved with another war halfway across the globe, especially on behalf of the US. Time and again, our armed services are used as “cannon fodder” for the arms industry of America and a lot of us are pretty pished off with it. A good majority of us would prefer it if our navy was patrolling the Channel and coastal waters, preventing the flood of migrants seeking economic gain at our expense – housing, welfare,… Read more »

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  FranBrown
August 1, 2021

Yep, the British Navy’s place is patrolling is patrolling our coastal waters..p.s.,, A team of commandos should be sent over to France to scuttle those migrant loaded boats even before they get off, the situation is a clear and present threat to social cohesion, and the Queens peace..

SteveK9
SteveK9
August 1, 2021

Something missing here is that there are all sorts of ‘military action’, with very different consequences. They could fire warning shots (as the Russians did). They could attempt to block the passage. They could damage the steering mechanism and demand to board the ship. This could of course lead to an all-out response by the British, followed in kind by the Chinese. But, there are probably other steps short of simply firing missiles and sinking the ship.

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