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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Tjoran
If they tried it would be considered an attack on our economy, same game there.
So China illegally claims thousands of square miles of sea and territory, and the US is an idiot for sailing through the area legally. Got it.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: odzeandennz
Except that our destroyer won't be within their 12 mile limit. Artificial islands don't include sovereignty to the waters around them, and these are well outside Chinese territorial waters, or even their EEZ.
originally posted by: ressiv
i do,nt think china will do any militairy action they just hit the weakest spot of the US.....The Economy !!!! as keapers of an big hump of the US depts....they can play it out...... And chinese poepple are used to poverty...US not.....of a reply to: InnerPeace2012
7. Artificial islands, installations and structures and the safety zones around them may not be established where interference may be caused to the use of recognized sea lanes essential to international navigation.
8. Artificial islands, installations and structures do not possess the status of islands. They have no territorial sea of their own, and their presence does not affect the delimitation of the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone or the continental shelf.