According to Chinese and US political analysts, China’s new framework proposal for security cooperation in Asia also sends a veiled warning to the United States to keep out of Asian waters. Chinese President Xi Jinping said “the provocation and escalation of tensions for selfish interests should be opposed” During the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, which included representatives from Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
All three countries mentioned earlier were involved in a territorial dispute with China.
According to political analysts, China was sending a message to the United States that it has to get used to China’s rise in economic significance. It was also a message to the Southeast Asian countries who had made security agreements with the US.
According to Professor of International Affairs at Renmin University of China, Pang Zhongying, the US’ involvement in territorial disputes had made things worse and had only emboldened its allies. He said it was time to tell the United States that it is not needed to interfere in Asian affairs.
The involvement of the United States had also deepened the division of countries in Asia, which had also affected economic and strategic cooperation in the area, according to Ruan Zongze. The Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies said that many countries tend to give up their diplomatic efforts to boost their illegal claims over territory and sea.