8China and the United States reached a compromise on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea|China and the United States reached a compromise on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea

China and the United States reached a compromise on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea? Since last year, the United States, "freedom of navigation" (FONOPs) into the core issue of the South China Sea issue, exacerbated tensions in the South China sea. In October 27, 2015, the U.S. Burke class guided missile destroyer "Larson" into the Soviet reef 12 mile line. Su Yanjiao is one of the seven islands Chinese is the South China Sea to carry out large-scale artificial construction. In addition to China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Taiwan, China is the South China Sea sovereignty claims. 3 months later, that is, in January 30, 2016, another American destroyer, Wilbur, sailed into the waters of the island of Paracel Islands. China is currently in control of the construction of the island, but Vietnam and Taiwan, China claims to have the island’s sovereignty. China’s restraint of the United States in the South China Sea and China’s actions related to the reaction have shown relative restraint. The United States intends to carry out its unique "freedom of navigation" military foreign policy, the purpose is to challenge it believes that China’s "excessive sound cable" of the maritime rights and interests. However, in the "Wilbur" and "Larsen" into the South China Sea two events, the United States is based on the in the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea by the special provisions of the "of" the right of innocent passage to carry out attacks, when in transit did not deliberately make provocative military actions. The Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs and the Ministry of defense explicitly protested the actions of the United States. But their public protest implicitly reflects the restraint of the Beijing authorities, rather than arbitrary behavior. According to a spokesman of Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs, saying that China is to "surveillance, tracking and warning" in response to "Larsen" destroyer sailing events. And in response to "Wilbur" incident of navigation, Ministry of foreign affairs at first to "of the vessel to be monitored and propaganda way of describing China’s reaction. But then it will describe this changed to" warning and expelled ", but did not specify how ships successful eviction. In either case, the Beijing authorities have chosen not to fight against the sea and the United States on the practice of. In these two incidents, China’s navy and maritime patrol vessels did not attempt to intercept or expel the United States vessels. Therefore, sailed for the United States liberty advocated and China’s response seems to be a good case to interactive strategy: the United States in the South China Sea the stage show the behavior, China is cooperating with the United States (reluctantly) low-key play this drama. The United States does not intend to challenge China’s territorial claims and the fact that China is in possession of the islands under its control. It is only challenging the "China’s excessive maritime rights and interests" in the eyes of the United States, for example, a Chinese law stipulates that foreign military vessels should seek approval from the Chinese government before crossing the border. China also does not respond to the United States by firing or blocking its access to American ships. This is good news for peace and stability in the region. But can China insist on this kind of relative restraint? See from the "Larsen", and "Wilbur" incident "stimulus – reaction" model is basically no harm, although it is difficult to make people satisfied. But if the United States does not make the right to pass the right, or the United States to carry out military operations in the waters near the islands of China to raise the price, China is facing the voice of nationalism in the country