This morning a large group of Vietnamese Canadians organized a protest in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto.
The reason for the demonstration was the Chinese aggressive politics in South China Sea. China has claimed ownership of all the islands in the area since 1947. Although that policy is directed against most of the countries surrounding the sea, Vietnam has been its major victim. China claims ownership over the Paracel Islands, which have been ruled by Vietnam since the XVII century.
Despite that fact that both countries are ruled by communists, they clashed over the issue twice – in 1974 and 1988 – and in both cases Vietnam suffered substantial losses of soldiers and sailors.
The Toronto Vietnamese were unhappy with both governments, waving the old South Vietnamese flags.
This is not some kind of an isolated incident. China has a similar policy toward most of its neighbours. Last year it provoked clash with Japan over the Sengaku Island, which caused protests in Japan.
It is not hard to figure out why they are doing that – China wants to take control over the large underwater deposits of natural gas. On the other hand, in the post-communist world, where there is no more balance of power, we will be seeing more and more conflicts of that kind.
If we add in the mix the active work of Comrade Obama to nullify the US influence in South-East Asia, the picture becomes more than scary. What could go wrong with a communist government armed with nuclear weapons, which is trying to protect its power from internal and foreign “enemies”?
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