China has little us for international law or its weaker neighbors…. Good luck with “quiet diplomacy.”
Chinese ships harass Filipino fishers in Panatag
China dredger Tian Jing Hao. Dozens of dredges like this have been and are being used in China’s environmental rape of the South China Sea and island building.
Reef debris after destruction by a Chinese super dredge
South China Sea: China Has Cruise Ships, Resorts Planned — “The South China Sea Is a Major Acquisition for Corporate China; But With Food Security and Energy Reserves” (This article has links to several others related to environmental issues in the South China Sea).
A Chinese bomber near Scarborough Shoal earlier this year
Russian and Chinese troops practice amphibious operations together during Joint Sea 2016 in the South China Sea. Chinese (in blue camouflage) and Russian (in green camouflage) move inland with cover provided by a ZDB-05 amphibious tank. Xinhua photo
South China Sea: According to Philippine President Duterte, the rights of Filipino fishermen are non-negotiable — Duterte wants to plan a visit to China to make “Demands” — Says Chinese businessmen will see him often
Wildlife Trafficking: Experts Now Believe Demand For Rhino Horn from Chinese and Vietnamese Markets Alone Would Kill Off All The Global Rhino Population Without Safeguards (Ties to South China Sea, giant clams, pangolins, coral reef destruction, etc)
Fishing boats set sail from Tongling port in Dongshan County, southeast China’s Fujian Province, Aug. 1, 2015.
Australian government reaches a 39.3 million Australian dollar ($29.6 million) settlement with the owners of a Chinese ship for environmental damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef (“China risks becoming a pariah nation because of its overfishing, illegal fishing and damage to the global ocean environments….”)
China Coast Guard — In this photo released by the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of Japan, a Chinese coastguard vessel sails near the disputed islands in the East China Sea on August 6, 2016. Japan said this ship was watching over more than 200 Chinese fishing boats fishing illegally in Japanese waters. AP