Timidity of Smart Diplomacy

Motorboat Skipper and Guy Who Sits In the Secretary of State’s Chair John Kerry is demonstrating it.

This is what People’s Republic of China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday about the PRC’s occupation of the South China Sea and its construction on some of the islands of the Spratly Islands group:

The determination of the Chinese side to safeguard our own sovereignty and territorial integrity is as firm as a rock and it is unshakable. It is the demand of our people on our government as well as a legitimate right of ours.

This is Kerry’s response:

I urged China through Foreign Minister Wang to take actions that will join with everybody in helping to reduce tensions and increase the prospect of a diplomatic solution[.]

Yeah, that’ll show them. The PRC will be packing up and leaving by the end of the week. Sure.

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