China warns Australia: stay out of the South China Sea or risk damage to bilateral relations

Australia has been issued with an unusually blunt warning from China — stay out of the South China Sea or risk damage to bilateral relations.
“We hope Australia should firmly abide by the promise not to hold a position when there is a territorial dispute.
“Carefully talk and cautiously behave. Australia should not do anything which will damage regional peace, stability and security as well as the relations between China and Australia.”

China’s Foreign Ministry has said it was shocked by remarks Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made on AM on Wednesday, that China should abide by the UN ruling and Australia would continue freedom of navigation exercises.
China has called the UN tribunal that ruled it has no claim over the South China Sea a farce, an American conspiracy and the ruling a piece of waste paper.

Now it has turned its fiery rhetoric and threats towards Australia and Ms Bishop.
Lu Kang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Ms Bishop’s assertion that China should abide by the decision and that it was final and legally binding was wrong.
“Frankly speaking, I was shocked by the remarks from the Foreign Minister Bishop,” he said.
“Australia should not treat the illegal ruling from an illegal arbitration court as international law.”

He warned Ms Bishop’s declaration, that Australia would continue freedom of navigation flights and patrols in the South China Sea, would threaten bilateral relations.
“Australia is not a party to the South China Sea issue.
“We hope Australia should firmly abide by the promise not to hold a position when there is a territorial dispute.
“Carefully talk and cautiously behave. Australia should not do anything which will damage regional peace, stability and security as well as the relations between China and Australia.”
The Chinese are angered that Ms Bishop claimed China’s reputation as a rising superpower could suffer if it ignored the decision.

Mr Lu Kang warned Australia should not treat international law as a game.
“China has lodged serious representations to Australia regarding the wrong remarks delivered by the Australian leaders,” he said.

“We are firmly against this.”
And in more threats, China said it would decisively respond against anyone who takes provocations against its security interests in the South China Sea.

China has said it has the right to establish an air defence zone to protect its interests and any freedom of navigation flights or patrols by Australia will be seen in Beijing as a direct challenge.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Gary palies says:

    Well I think China needs to take a step back and take a good look at the international agreement and international waters . Who the hell do they think they are ! Australia should stop the take over by China buying out australiAn property and tell them all to get stuffed ! Arrogant lot of bastards !

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  2. Gary Palise says:

    Australia needs to Stop buying Chinese made Crap ! Immediately

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  3. CHINA should not go down the road of threatening Australia to disobey world courts to suit China`s ideals and we should Very Firmly announce that to them .We should always stay with wourld rules If we disobey rules for them they will always stretch Rules.

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  4. George Nixon says:

    Look at your own Backyard first, Boys and Girls…!!
    Don’t mess around with your one-way one-term seat warmers.!!!

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