I mean thisThey look like steel balls used in petanque
ancient fidget spinners reallyI mean this
Baoding balls (Chinese: 保定健身球; pinyin: Bǎodìng Jiànshēn Qiú; Wade–Giles: Pao3-ting4 Chien4-sheng1 Ch'iu2) are metal balls small enough to hold in one hand, used for physical exercise and therapy.
see that's the thing why settling this isn't a huge deal for China now. Oil prospect in SCS isn't that important anymore in wake of all the renewable energy boom. Right now, #1 energy source for China in SCS is offshore wind. They are going to build many of these farms.Sir with the World Economy heading to recession, it will affect our main export the OFW.
Sir its a given, the best thing to do is to benefit first AMONG THE CLAIMANTS like the possible 60/40 oil agreement , It can be siphon off as the oil under ground span the territorial claim of various country.
Sir without the Chinese participation, there will be NO OIL DRILLING in the area, just ask the Vietnamese. The Chinese had map out where the gas and oil reserves are located and yet they don't drill for oil and exploit it, the reason They will use it as an economic and diplomatic initiative, sharing the oil are more sustainable as participating parties will likely work together and make it successful, everybody benefit a win win for all side.see that's the thing why settling this isn't a huge deal for China now. Oil prospect in SCS isn't that important anymore in wake of all the renewable energy boom. Right now, #1 energy source for China in SCS is offshore wind. They are going to build many of these farms.
I already didCan you elaborate?
SCS Code will keep the US out of SCS but it also limit China's actions, now that China have overwhelming military advantage against the USA in the SCS, China can wait.
The Code of conduct benefit AESEAN more than China, if they want to wait it's their problem.
MANILA, Philippines — As a show of force in the area gripped by maritime disputes, Philippines and United States on Tuesday began joint patrols in West Philippine Sea (WPS), according to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Today marks the beginning of joint maritime and air patrols — a collaborative effort between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States Indo-Pacific Command in the
Philippines currently occupies nine maritime features, collectively known as Kalayaan Island Group, around the area of WPS.
He was slapped on both chin... LolLooks like Marcos made his choice after his meeting with Xi.
Bongbong Marcos announces US and Philippines begin joint patrol in WPS on Tuesday
China replied immediately with their own exercise in the SCS.
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I agree. As today matter, Indonesian 2024 presidential election is more important to China. Right now Jokowi already give a lot of nerve to the west with his nickel export ban, etc. If the next Indonesian president is similar to Marcos it will be a great fall back to Indonesia and her relation with Chinqwhat they are doing now is really just punishment for Philippines providing additional bases to America. Integrate rest of ASEAN under RCEP and give them goodies. Nothing for PH. The recent exercise in SCS had Vietnam, Malaysia & Thailand. Seems message PH is quite obvious.
No need to go further than that while the next few years is really critical for China's security & technology development