While most Chinese are vehemently calling for their government to order the PLA to deal a heavy blow at the Philippines in order to teach it a lesson, the Chinese government persists in pursuing a peaceful solution even though the face-off was described by former Philippine foreign minister Domingo Siazon as “between an elephant and an ant”. In its report “Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing”, SCMP believes US intervention may be a factor.
However, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton clearly announced that America would not take side in the disputes, but Chinese government’s attitude remains unchanged in spite of the rise of nationalism at home.
Why? What is the mystery behind that?
In fact, the Philippines wants a quick solution due to the oil and gas reserve in the area that may bring billions of US dollars to its coffer, but that is…
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