US diplomacy fails: South China Sea dispute escalates

Sept. 16— China’s Hu Jintao ignored diplomatic gestures by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she visited Beijing to resolve territorial disputes.

Xi Jinping, China’s Imperialist-Leader-In-Waiting, was absent during Clinton’s Sept. 5 visit, but Xi materialized for a ceremony at the China Agricultural University in Beijing on Sept 15.

Critical geopolitical analysis of Xi’s absence brought two questions to mind:

1. Did his absence mean China’s territorial claims to the South China Sea’s vast energy reserves are not up for future negotiations when Xi takes command of the Chinese Communist Party?

2. Was Xi’s absence due to a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) power struggle?

Xi Jinping at the China Agricultural University

THE LAST COLUMNIST views Xi’s absence as symbolic and implies China’s belligerent claim on the South China Sea will not be up for future negotiations.

Due to the CCP’s belief in the “Declinist Theory,” which argues United States primacy is in decline, China has become the main challenger to American hegemonic superiority and “unipolarity” in a post-Cold War world. Of course, as argued by THE LAST COLUMNIST, the world is in the midst of the Second Cold War: China vs. the U.S.

China’s challenge will lead to an explosive military confrontation between China and U.S. allies, which will require military intervention by the United States. In the end, the CCP infidels will learn who is boss.

Is violence the solution?

It is more than evident China’s territorial claims are not up for diplomatic discussion. Diplomacy with psychopaths is a foreign policy failure. Violence only understands violence, and the genocidal Chinese Communist Party holds on to power by using physical violence and psychological warfare.

Since the diplomatic mission failed to make any progress, as if China had any intentions of budging on the disputed territories, China has stepped up its naval presence in the South China Sea, as well as the East China Sea after Japan bought islands (claimed by China) near an undersea natural gas field.

For more information on Secretary of State Clinton’s visit and increased tensions in the South China Sea, visit this link to the New York Times.

For more on Xi Jinping resurfacing in Beijing, visit this link to BBC News.

For more on China vs. Japan in the East China Sea, visit BBC News.

Claimed by six countries, the South China Sea is the most heavily disputed and volatile region on Earth. For the history of this conflict, please visit “China condemns Vietnam’s legal claim on Spratly Islands.”

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