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No one can contain China, scholar says amid territory rows

BEIJING — No one can contain China’s rise, a leading Beijing foreign policy thinker said Tuesday, warning Manila and Tokyo that they had been mistakenly emboldened by Washington in territorial disputes with his country.

China is embroiled in a bitter row with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea, and also claims almost the whole of the South China Sea, where it has engaged in standoffs with Philippine forces.

At the same time the Obama administration is engaged in a “pivot” to Asia.

But Ruan Zongze, vice president and senior fellow at the China Institute of International Studies, said: “No one in this world will try to contain China and no one in this world is capable of containing China.

“Since the United States has adopted this new strategy of returning to the Asia-Pacific region, some countries have made the wrong judgement that the US will encourage them to challenge the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China,” he added.

“This is a misjudgement on their part.”

Ruan, who has served as a diplomat in the United States and Britain, was speaking at an event organized by the All-China Journalists’ Association, a state organization.

The US has defense treaties with both Japan and the Philippines, and Ruan blamed Washington for emboldening them.

It had sold weaponry to the Philippines following tensions between Beijing and Manila over a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, he said.

“This has intentionally or unintentionally boosted the confidence of the Philippines to challenge China.”

Regarding the East China Sea dispute, Ruan said: “The United States is very clearly aware that it is responsible for this conflict between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Island issue.”

Ruan used the Chinese name for the islands. Japan, which administers the chain, calls them Senkaku.

The US and China are the world’s top two economies and militaries, and their respective presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping held their first summit in California in June, seeking to establish a personal rapport as they manage relations.

The best scenario was for the two countries to “enhance mutual understanding” and “accommodate… each other’s core interests,” Ruan said.


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  • Jan

    is that so!!! china boasted that nobody can contain their power and continue their dream to conquer Asia and the world. Maybe but don’t forget you are not the only nation living in planet having resources before achieving it. The international community is not sleeping on their eyes but carefully watching what is going on around her neighboring countries where islets, shoals and reefs belonging to another are the ultimate target grabs of china today. Always remember, china is a member of the United Nation and most significantly it is member of the UN Security Council which is supposed to be emulated by other nations because of her economic prosperity. However, it turns out to be walking at a different course of international norms of conduct recognized by the international community. let us have peace in the Asian region and in the world and be awakened to the real meaning of peaceful loving nation….

  • 33Sam

    YEAH EMPHASIS ON THOSE OPERATIVE WORDS:

    “The best scenario was for the two countries to “enhance mutual understanding” and “accommodate… each other’s core interests,” Ruan said.
    REALIZE, THESE TWO COUNTRIES ARE PUPPETS TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER. THE GLOBALIST EUGENICISTS WILL PIT CHINA AGAINST THE U.S. MILITARY WHICH OBAMA IS NOT REALLY CRADLING, WHILE HE GOES THROUGH THE MOTIONS TO LOOK PRESIDENTIAL AND “AMERICAN.”

    HE’S NOT AN AMERICAN. THERE IS STILL CONTROVERSY OVER HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND WHO HIS REAL FATHER IS.

    OBAMA WILL DO THE BIDDING OF HIS CRIME BOSSES, THE GLOBALISTS.

    THE TITLE OF THE INQUIRER ARTICLE PUT OUT BY THE FRENCH ILLUMINATI IS THE WRITING ON THE WALL!!!

    YOU ARE BEING WARNED WHAT IS COMING DOWN.

    THE GLOBALISTS CANNOT GET TO THE NEXT STEP IN NEW WORLD ORDER AS LONG AS THE U.S. MILITARY IS VIABLE. HENCE IT WILL USE CHINA TO DECAPITATE THE U.S. MILITARY TO ACHIEVE THEIR GLOBALIST GOALS.

    ANYWHERE THE U.S. MILITARY IS WILL BE A TARGET OF CHINA’S.

    ALL THESE INQUIRER BLURBS ABOUT FIL-AMS WANTING U.S. MILITARY BUILD-UP, OLONGAPO “OPENS” TO THE U.S. SOLDIERS, IS JUST MORE PROPAGANDA TO CONVINCE FILIPINOS INTO PAINTING A TARGET ON THE NATION’S BACK!!!

    AS IF SINCE THEY ARE “FIL-AM” THEY MUST KNOW THE “REAL SCORE!!!”

    COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

    MOST FIL-AMS ARE IGNORANT OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLOBALISTS, MOST OF THEM ILLITERATE AND TOTALLY OUT OF THE LOOP TO HAVE A PROPER VIEW TO GIVE ADVICE.

    MANY OF THEM DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT AGENDA 21 IS, WHAT NSSM 200, CODEX ALIMENTARIUS OR THE CLUB OF ROME IS.

    HOW CAN YOU MAKE A PROPER DECISION BASED ON TOO LITTLE INFORMATION???

    DOES THE INQUIRER CARE ABOUT THAT?

    NO IT JUST REPORTS THE NEWS BECAUSE ITS A MAINSTREAM NEW WORLD ORDER WHORE!! AND THEY ARE BANKING ON YOU PEOPLE BEING DUMB TRENDY, POPULARITY WHORES TO SWALLOW SOMETHING BECAUSE ITS “POPULAR!”

    POPULARITY WILL NOT SAVE YOU WHEN THE GLOBALISTS RELEASE WORLD WAR 3 AND WILL USE CHINA AS THEIR MAIN MILITARY!!!

    IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS, HEAVEN HELP YOU!!!

    • CommonSens6

      Sam, my friend… you forgot to take your meds again!

  • Arnee

    Well, give it to Beijing, daydreaming is free.

  • Walter_Peterson

    But Ruan Zongze, vice president and senior fellow at the China Institute
    of International Studies, said: “No one in this world will try to
    contain China and no one in this world is capable of containing China.

    Is this a forthright acknowledgement of imperial ambitions?

  • valsore

    Despite his credentials, Zongze is not God nor is he a prophet of God.



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