John Overmyer

亚洲巨人的海上碰撞?

新德里——即使是消息能在一日之间就能传遍全球的时代,一些重要事件还是得等到过去很久才会展现在人们眼前。几个月前在南中国海就发生过一次这样的事件,可能决定未来数年全世界人口最多的两个国家——中国和印度——的关系走向。

7月末,一艘印度海军船只沿着被认为是国际水道的航线对越南进行了友好访问,但被公开电台“问候”,并被建议“离开”南中国海。尽管中国及其近邻——特别是越南、日本和菲律宾——发生海事争端并不罕见,但将印度卷入其中还是第一回。

中国为何要干涉在公海航行的船只?中国“仅仅”是在宣告其对南中国海再一次莫须有的主张,还是另有不可告人的目的?

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