Vietnam is standing up to China's maritime bullying. If you have ever seen maps where China (whether the communists or the Chinese nationalists) claims jurisdiction, you will note that China claims the South China Sea all the way up almost to the very shores of Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is as if Taiwan were to claim as its sovereign territory the Taiwan Strait all the way to the shores of Fujian Province, China. Will China claim the Yellow Sea up to the shores of Korea?
It is time all of the nations of the world stand up to China's territorial aggression.
U.S. Senator Jim Webb also took a stand on the issue, criticizing the "weak" Obama administration's lack of action.
Walter Lohman of the Heritage Foundation writes on priorities for the U.S.A.
For further reading, take a look at Michael Turton's South China Sea roundup
Take a look a China's land grabs and attempted land grabs: