Friday, December 13, 2013

Chinese provocation

From Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon:
A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
What if there's more to this than a blind power grab by China? What's the motive behind China's sudden beligerence  over these waters?

Strikes me, the Chinese economy may be in more trouble than most understand. In advance of economic turmoil at home, the Chinese government may hope manufacture stronger external enemies to deflect attention away from growing troubles at home.

1 comment:

  1. They also view us as weak, indecisive and divided....Thanks to the 5 years of the Obama Regime. Makes me wonder what their end game is. You are correct, I have heard of rumblings that their economy is stagnated and they have a bunch of angry subjects...Nothing like getting them fired up.