The title of an Al-Jazeera article released on May 11, 2012 is “Protests in Philippines over China dispute” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/201251144447223660.html). This is the latest “China dispute”.
“Hundreds take to (the) streets in Manila to protest against Beijing’s claim to South China Sea islands”. This is the latest TERRITORIAL dispute that CHINA started.
“About 1,000 people gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Manila to protest against what they say are Chinese INTRUSIONS, as TENSIONS INCREASE in a long-standing dispute over the Scarborough Shoal islands claimed by both countries”. “intrusions” are indications of ARROGANCE, which again is a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to rally organiser Loida Nicholas Lewis, “Our protest is directed at the OVERBEARING actions and stance of the government in Beijing, which behaves like AN ARROGANT OVERLORD, even in the homes of its neighbours“. “arrogant overlord” is yet another/more evidence of China’s ARROGANCE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“The protesters carried placards that read: “China, STOP BULLYING the Philippines”, “MAKE PEACE, NOT WAR“ and “China, Stop Poaching in Philippine Waters”. China IS DEFINITELY “the bully” on many occasions.
Finally, “China’s official MILITARY newspaper (The People’s Liberation Daily) said on Friday (May 11, 2012) that a US shift in strategy to INCREASE its influence in south Asia had EMBOLDENED Manila, a key Washington regional ally, in its dispute with Beijing”. “The United States’ shift in strategic focus to the east and its entry into the South China Sea issue has provided the Philippines with room for strategic manoeuvre and to (a) certain extent, INCREASED the Philippines’ chips to PLAY AGAINST US, EMBOLDENING THEM TO TAKE A RISKY COURSE“. This is exactly why CHINA supports BASHAR AL-ASSAD in SYRIA. EVERYTHING IS A HUGE CONSPIRACY.
It looks like CHINA IS JUST LOOKING FOR ANOTHER FIGHT after the well-documented Diaoyu Islands dispute (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands). With the Diaoyu (or Senkaku) Islands dispute (depending on whether we’re talking about Chinese or Japanese people), China had an argument because they could come up with a name for the area claimed by another country. CHINA HAS YET TO COME UP WITH AN EQUIVALENT NAME for the Scarborough Shoal Islands so this time, we have to say that CHINA is being unreasonable.
So, just when we thought territorial disputes were a thing of the past, HERE WE GO AGAIN.