South China Sea WW3 Alert: China Sends Nuclear Bombers, Indonesia Makes A Move
China has pushed tensions once more over in the South China Sea region as reports about deployments of nuclear bombers in the region surfaced. Without standing by idly, Indonesia is making a move over the disputed islands. Will World War 3 start in the South China Sea?Advertisement
China Sends Nuclear Bombers
Despite opposition from a number of countries, China is not backing down on its South China Sea ambitions. The country recently raised the stakes once more as its dispatched a series of jets off the coast of Japan. The jets are reportedly capable of dropping nuclear weapons which has alarmed the West and other nations enough to prompt more courses of actions.
Beijing is taunting the West along with its ally, Japan. China has delivered a clear and stern warning that it is serious about the South China Sea claim, and that other nations should steel clear from it. China’s navy has been out mobilized as part of the country’s bid to claim the territory.
According to the Daily Star, China’s continued efforts in the region could spark a war against and the United States. It is also not helping that the country decided to send its latest stealth warships and H-6K nuclear-capable bombers as part of a military exercise which could only ignite tensions further.
“The danger that a mishandled crisis could trigger hostilities cannot be ignored,” said President Barack Obama’s former chief intelligence adviser David Gompert.
“While neither state wants war, both states’ militaries have plans to fight one.”
Indonesia Makes a Move
Another report from News.com.au claims that Indonesia has resorted to its own provocative move in the South China Sea region. Indonesia wants “China” removed from the title and name the disputed region as “Natuna Sea.”
“If no one objects… then it will be officially the Natuna Sea,” said Ahmad Santosa, the Chief of Task Force 115, an agency which works to combat illegal fishing. However, Ellen Frost, a senior adviser at the East-West Centre, argued that changing the name to “South-east Asia Sea” would only draw resistance from China.
“In the context of a wider settlement, renaming the South China Sea would be timely, but a new and widely accepted name — perhaps the “South Sea” — would signal a small, seemingly technical, but meaningful contribution to peace,” she argued.