South China Sea War: China, America Make Region The Stage For World Dominance Ambitions
Tensions are high in the South China Sea region but most are unaware of the different war at play. While most territorial ambitions are connected to sovereign claims, some also say that a multi-national power struggle is actually the core with US and China gunning to be the superpower. Will the South China Sea dispute lead to world war?Advertisement
Hidden Power Struggle
There is a power struggle in South China Sea that moves beyond claims of territorial rights and ambitions. More than sovereignty, some experts believe that the disputed region is a tug of war among world powers.
China made its ambitions and rights over South China Sea very clear and while there are Asian claimants to the region, the United States is one of the primary opposition to the cause. This is where the power struggle starts
According to Sky News, the problem with the dispute is that it seemingly occurs far out of the globe that most of the world does not see what’s really going on. However, the “sheer distances involved are immense.”
All nations are continuously look out and while things started with accusations of militarization activities and drills, the situation now is more emphasized through the creation of allies.
China is turning to more countries for support while the United States is sending more aid to its allies, rallying other allied nations to help those potentially affected by the conflict.
Obama Calls for Peaceful Resolution
Nonetheless, President Barack Obama hopes for “peaceful resolution” of the said dispute. The United States always maintained that it will enforce and honor international law – continually challenging Beijing’s claims in the process.
“In the South China Sea, the U.S. is not a claimant in current disputes, but we will stand with our partners in upholding key principles like freedom of navigation,” CNN quoted Obama.