原文标题：China warns Philippines against shooting down drones
BEIJING: China on Thursday warned the Philippines against taking any military action against its drones deployed to monitor the disputed islands in the resource-rich South China Sea.
Reacting to remarks by a spokesman of the Philippine Department of National Defence (DND) warning that Chinese drones may be shot at if they enter airspace of Huangyan island called by Manila as Scarborough Shoal, Chinese defence ministry spokesman, Yang Yujun said "China is opposed to any military provocation in the South China Sea."
Yang defended China using drones to monitor disputed islands saying that move is "justified and legal,", state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
China has indisputable sovereignty over Huangyan Island, the Nansha Islands and their adjacent waters, it said.
"Therefore, Chinese aircraft flying in the airspace in question is justified and legal," he said.
China's State Oceanic Administration said on Sunday that China will use drones to strengthen the nation's marine surveillance, and step up efforts to enhance its surveillance of the islands and islets including the Diaoyu and Huangyan.
Tension flared in April when the two countries' ships faced-off over the Scarborough Shoal islands. Both sides later agreed to withdraw their boats, thereby restoring calm.
China claims sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, which is believed to have huge reserves of oil and gas, and is home to key shipping lanes vital to global trade.
However, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims to parts of the sea, some of them overlapping.
Ninad Varadkar (Bahrain)
Wow whats this logic China is opposed to any military provocation........but they themselves can provoke thats okay???? .............Shoot down their bloody drones....anyways Philipines is supported by the US of A........
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Navtej Bhangu (Chandigarh)
If worldwar 3 happens - 4th will be with swords
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Venkatesh Ram (Chennai) replies to Navtej Bhangu
It will be with stones in all probability!
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Derrick Dias (Goa)
no one can challenge dragon, dragon's words are the last word in south east asia
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roger (hongkong) replies to
do not compare china with india. can u name any god who came to china. all the incarnation took place in india, all saints are born in india. Today inspite of billions corruption etc. still people can pray.. can u come to china and go and pray... so how come u say... with India god lives... so no can do anything
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Indian (India) replies to
Eat Chinese excreta.. and Get lost in China stupid..you China's slave
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Derrick Dias replies to Indian
what i told i was not insulting any one i was just saying chinese words are last words because of their great miltary might
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Suresh (New Delhi) replies to Derrick Dias
its one thing to have a might and another to use it...China fully knows the consequences of a war on any small democratic civilised country..I have a feeling USA is waiting and watching China to start a war for it to retaliate to show its power in Asia
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sadf (asdf) replies to
Is that what you will teach to your kid?
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Derrick Dias replies to sadf
i dont have kids
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ashok nair (Bangalore) replies to Derrick Dias
Then better dont make any they will also talk crazy like you...
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Philippines must be getting support from some big country otherwise it is not possible for her to challenge big dragon. China has started poking its nose all over south region, either it it Philippines or Vietnam or Japan or India.
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Bala Srinivasan (saginaw.mi.USA)
The importance of both unified&collective stand against this chinese convoluted logic cannot be&should not be overlooked.Even though the chinese hegemony is rising it is still CONTAINABLE with collective decision.
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wtf (US/Mum) replies to Bala Srinivasan
I dnt undeerstand.. China has this problem with each and every country - "indisputable sovereignty"???? It speaks for itself when one has problem with many ones. Does it want whole world to be its property?
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Chinese drones are as good a military provocation as are anyone else knocking them down. Maybe the communists of China have got too old to do any sound thinking. Perhaps too much of bloodshed in Tibet and Xianjiang has coloured their thoughts deep in red
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Morgan (Australia) replies to Pallavi
But American drones are not? One set of rules for the mighty US of A and a different set for everyone else then.
Manu Rajan (UAE)
China - the big bully in the Asian neighbourhood
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dereksolar (Vancouver) replies to Manu Rajan
do you even know anything detail about issue? watch and think it over instead of listening to one side.
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I think time is not very far when China will claim with some l Peru, Bolivia, northern Mexico, a great part of Alaska are also part of China as per Chinese PANGAEA map.
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China,China,China....You want whole world at your feet, this is wat u learnt from USA....why don't u distribute your country maps to be worshipped by every country...otherwise u threaten with dire consequences...
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dereksolar (Vancouver) replies to Km7000
we dont wanna the whole world... we just protect our homeland. those islands have been chinese territory long time ago.
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Raj (India) replies to dereksolar
Only according to the Chinese. Just because you believe something doesn't make it true! Learn to live in peace and with humility.
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Saw one documentary about Chinese people in Europe ( not censored version, unlike in India), what astonished me most the attitude of there population, which feels that communist govt. foreign policies are too weak ( despite govt. provocation in the region of claiming parts of India, South China Sea, islands in Japan etc) and they exepect more strong govt. policies. So even these communist got. Gives way to young Chinese population, expect more action then peaceful solution.
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SCL Premi (India)
People of Asia, get together to tackle this bully called China!
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Simon Lee (UK) replies to SCL Premi
India should go first and start another war and test her newly bought weapons from the West :-)
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Sanjay (All over)
China is forgetting that the Japanese brutalized them in WW2. A much smaller country raped and pillaged them and China would still be part of Japan if the US didn't help the Chinese... Now they talk like a superpower... and countries like India tremble. Its time someone sunk a Chinese ship... just to see how they react.
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Bernard Wickramasinghae (Srilanka)
South China Sea belongs to China. Every country should believe it and respect it.
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Lambada (timbukto) replies to Bernard Wickramasinghae
South China Sea BELONGS to the SOUTHEAST ASIAN claimant countries. China has no business claiming territories belonging to the Southeast Asians Claimants. China needs to stay within its mainland borders and stop stealing territories from their rightful owners.
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Surya (Bangalore) replies to Bernard Wickramasinghae
Yes, all Indian ocean countries belong to India !!. Every country should believe it and respect it.
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dereksolar (Vancouver) replies to Surya
are there so many islands in india ocean like south china sea? not all south china sea but islands and territorial sea nearby belong to china.
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Raj (India) replies to dereksolar
There are Hundreds of islands in the Indian ocean just like the South china sea. The Indian ocean also has lots of resources that can be exploited. Why do they belong to China ? Just becaause China has an old map that says that they belong to China ?? Genghis Khan has old map that says Beijing belong to Mongolia, when are you going to vacate Beijing ??
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yi (a) replies to Raj
Dear Sir, if you can really show the Genghis Khan map, then I will be convinced; otherwise, you are just bullshitting!
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Derrick Dias (Goa)
China expects everyone to Kowtow. They can cross into another countries territory (like they do in India) and all should look the other way
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Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
South China Sea, bone of contention for all nations of this region! needs a solution pretty fast!
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China is bully that must be dealt with. All nations that have a border dispute with China must form an allegiance and kill this double headed snake. India, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Phillipines can form a formidable force that will not only break it millitarily but cripple it economically. Just the thought of this scenario would send a strong signal to the Chinks.
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dr sap (mumbai)
few days back Japan, now Philippines, previously Burma, before that Vietnam, Taiwan on regular basis..... list will go on increasing as china will gain more power in trade and arms.... and those countries who r praising now a days china like Pakistan, Iran, Venezuela will cry foul when china will attack them.... we should stop china before it will roar more.......
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China is intentionally escalating the issue because it knows that other countries will back down out of fear. This is typical thuggery and criminal behavior, not the behavior of a responsible nation. China is using non-military vessels to make its claims without actually using violence. This is a clever strategy but one that is bound to fail because, other nations can use the same strategy and start a unoffical war in the region while official military vessels are not involved at all. Besides the South China sea is a very congested place, if a terrorist group takes over a Chinese oil tanker and blows it up, China will have only itself to blame as it would be an unofficial move! Just like Pakistan is using terrorists to trouble Afghanistan, China is using civilian "law enforcement" agencies to trouble South China Sea nations.
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