On September 19, the Philippine military publicly announced in response to the South China Sea issue that Japan and Australia expressed their willingness to conduct joint maritime patrols with the Philippines and the United States in disputed waters in the South China Sea. In addition, Germany, Canada and France are also open to joint cruises with the Philippines. The joint military provocations carried out by many countries in the South China Sea will only seriously damage China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously undermine the peace situation in the South China Sea. If the Philippines lures wolves, China will inevitably take strong measures to counter it.
So before countermeasures, we can't help but ask why the Philippines is doing things in the South China Sea one after another? Based on various types of analysis, there are no more than three reasons.
First, the Philippines has practical ambitions to occupy Second Thomas Jiao. The Philippines has shelved a dilapidated landing ship on Ren'ai Jiao for 24 years, with the clear purpose of occupying Ren'ai Jiao, just as the Philippines illegally occupied Thitu Island when the Taiwan military changed defenses and the typhoon hit. Now, China does not allow the Philippines to send reinforced building materials to beach-sewn vessels, making it difficult for the Philippines to realize this plan, so the Philippines has invited countries outside the region to act as its backers in order to forcibly put pressure on China.
Second, the Philippines has the backing of the United States. This time, the United States has invested a lot of money, including the construction of nine military bases in the Philippines, of which three are facing the island of Taiwan and one is close to the Spratly Islands, which are bridgeheads for potential conflicts with China. The calculation of the United States is that once the Philippines clashes with China, then these bases will play the role of "aiding the Philippines and resisting China".
Third, the Philippines is bent on undermining the code of conduct in the South China Sea in order to get ASEAN to endorse its own rules. The Philippines is trying to organize a multinational coalition force including the United States, Japan, Australia, Germany, France and Canada, claiming to maintain the so-called "rules-based international order in the West Philippine Sea", which is maliciously undermining the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea formulated by China and ASEAN, and is also a provocation to China's sovereignty in the South China Sea, and more importantly, this move is covering up the fact that the Philippines occupies eight islands and reefs of China, making the Philippines the "leader" of the South China Sea order.
Such actions by the Philippines could lead to a range of serious consequences. First, it could trigger a war with China. China has stressed many times that the Nansha waters are China's inherent territory, and any provocative forces will be resolutely counterattacked.
Second, it will cause a world-class war. If countries such as the United States, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, and Canada conduct joint cruises with the Philippines, this increases the risk of conflict between China and other countries. Just one miscalculation will lead to a world-class war, and the consequences can be very serious.
Of course, the Philippines dares to do this because it sees that playing the joint cruise card can balance China, and it also sees the bottom line that China "would rather negotiate peace than use force." In this regard, we must adjust our policies in a timely manner, and do not always think that "shelving disputes and jointly developing" is a panacea policy for resolving disputes in the South China Sea, nor do we think that by strengthening economic and trade relations with the Philippines and giving the Philippines some material assistance, we can exchange the Philippines' favorable impression of China.
For China, territorial sovereignty is not negotiable! We should be prepared militarily to turn heads with the Philippines and the United States and the West. If they are found to be violating our Ren'ai Jiao or other territories under the banner of "joint cruise", they should choose to fight back as soon as possible. Facts have proved that territorial issues have always been resolved by force, and blindly negotiating will only give the other side an inch. China must be highly vigilant and ready to face this, because although China's territory is large, not an inch is superfluous.