SINGAPORE: Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US defence secretary Ashton Carter warned on Saturday.
Speaking at a security summit in Singapore, Carter said Beijing risks building a "Great Wall of self-isolation" with its military expansion in the contested waters, but he also proposed stronger bilateral security cooperation to reduce the risks of a mishap.
The USA is not the police of the world,it has no business in South China Sea.
Without such police, rogue nations like North Korea, Pakistan, China and even Russia would run amuck with their military chauvinism...
How do you know it has no business in South China Sea. US has business interests all over the globe. You are just ignorant about US economy. The entire Internet is governed by the US business,
economic sanctions may work better than military action
It won't work. China is investing $1-1.5 Trillion in USA Debt every year. Economic Isolation won't work, EU, Russia, even Cowardly India and Japan won't go along with it.
UN action would be vetoed by Russia and China so there will be nothing to care about in the first place
Let all the countries in the world BAN CHINA and MADE IN CHINA Products..... China will be no where in couple of years, if bans and sanctions happen....
In case of sanctions it won''t come from USA alone but its all aliied western countries and will be great set-back to Chinese economy.This may take China back to 80s and 90s of past centruy.
The USA is dependent on China''s goods otherwise it stops functioning.
very true, chinese economy will collapse. they are mfg almost every charger and mobile phone in the world. apple builds there. china may have grown economically but leveragig power still rests with USA
Chinese economy solely depends on exports - internal consumption is meagure compared to her massive production facilities. A saction will criple the chinese economy and create chaos in the country.
lets see who is emerging as a stronger force.
The whole of the world will be watching this
Just ban all Chinese products for 3 months, and the bully will be on his knees begging for forgiveness.
Let the stronger army take over South China Sea, or else be prepared for World War 3.