China-Vietnam Meet, Agree to Bilateral Settlement of Territorial Disputes, Despite Obama’s Attempted Sabotage
Dec. 28 (EIRNS)–A consensus was reached in a meeting between China’s top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Dec. 27 in Hanoi, to settle their territorial disputes in the South China Sea through bilateral dialogue. This has been China’s position in the disputes, which was disrupted by Obama’s puppet in the Philippines, who took their dispute with China to an international tribunal, and by Vietnam when it sent gunboats (to Obama’s cheerleading) to confront a Chinese oil rig drilling in contested territory last May. China confonted the Vietnamese ships, but also removed the rig earlier than expected. Now the dispute is being settled bilaterally.
“The maritime issue is highly complicated and sensitive, which requires negotiations to manage and control differences,” said Yu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, according to Xinhua. “Magaphone diplomacy can only trigger volatility of public opinion, which should be avoided by both sides.”
Yu added: “We are ready to beef up coordination with Vietnam, enhance personnel training and media swaps, to lay solid public opinion foundation for the development of China-Vietnam ties,” Yu said.
In the Philippines, the hysterical anti-China propaganda from the government and the press has essentially disappeared, as senior leaders convinced President Aquino that the Philippines was the only nation in Asia which is not progressing in cooperation with China, leading to Aquino joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (the AIIB, launched by China) and dropping the virulent rhetoric against China. They have not, however, agreed to begin bilateral talks as yet.