All the result of Bill Clinton’s “engage China” policy of the 1990’s.
As with WW2, trading with enemies always leads to war.
The real reason for these provocations is the trade war with the US, which is causing China’s economy to slowly collapse.
The world sure loves to hate America, but once things get nasty, they sure can call America for help.
“It came shortly after a demand by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the protection of the US Navy after a deadly collision in the disputed Spratly Islands.
“I’m calling now America. I am invoking the RP-US pact, and I would like America to gather their Seventh Fleet in front of China. I’m asking them now,” he said during an interview.
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus has called on Beijing to “cease its bullying behaviour and refrain from engaging in this type of provocative and destabilising activities”.