Sunday, June 24, 2012

Subcontracting War and Peace?

China has a plethora of armed naval forces that could start a war at sea. Might they get one?

The Philippines alleged on Sunday that a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a local fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing.

Is China willing to subcontract the question of war or peace to the most aggressive and nationalistic ship captain in China?