Beijing Enters State of War for a Week ahead of Arbitration RulingPosted: July 12, 2016
Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily says in its report early this morning that Chinese Capital issued an emergency notice around 5 am this morning telling all entities to enter into “state of war” from 8 am this morning until late in the night of July 17. There must always be people on duty for emergency in all entities in all weather.
Does that mean that China is going to fight a war when the International Court of Arbitration gives a ruling unfavorable to China? I do not know, but it is clear that Beijing is prepared for a war if the United States initiates one.
Source: Singtao Daily “Ruling on South China Sea arbitration to come out today: Beijing enters ‘state of war’” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)