Failure of Pompeo’s Intervention with South China Sea Disputes

China’s survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 conducted geological survey in July in the disputed waters in the South China Sea that claimed by both China and Vietnam. Vietnam protested but China simply ignored that. I described it in my post “ Vietnam Merely Watched China’s Survey in Disputed Waters” on July 15.

On August 1, Reuters says in its report “Pompeo blasts Chinese ‘coercion’ in South China Sea”, “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese ‘coercion’ in the disputed South China Sea, highlighting a divide with Beijing at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers. “

China’s survey ship left the disputed area on August 7 and gave the impresion that Pompeo’s intervention worked.

However, Reuters says in its report “Vietnam demands Chinese ship leaves its exclusive economic zone” on August 16 that the survey ship has returned to the disputed area.

Pompeo’s intervention has simply been ignored.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters reports full text of which can be viewed at and

One Comment on “Failure of Pompeo’s Intervention with South China Sea Disputes”

  1. johnleecan says:

    Poo-mpeo crybaby, whining about China’s legitimate actions inside its own territories. Trying to influence, threaten and coerce China’s neighboring countries and its western allies to contain China’s peaceful rise and its win-win Belt and Road Initiative.

    The Americans has nothing even close to China’s centuries old win-win philosophy for good neighborliness. What Americans have given since its beginnings are wars, conflicts, murders, deaths, genocide, slavery, hunger, disputes, weapons, lies, hatred, racism, discrimination, double standards, etc. concealing their evil motives in the name of freedom, democracy and human rights.