"We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You": China's Xi Threatens Duterte If Philippines Drills For Oil

Tyler Durden's picture

The Philippines' outspoken president Rodrigo Duterte got a glimpse of the true snarling, belligerent Chinese dragon hiding behind the cheerful, globalist Panda facade earlier this week, when in response to a claim that his country was prepared to drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea, China's president Xi told him matter-of-factly that in that case he should prepare for war.

In a meeting on Monday between the two presidents, Duterte asserted his nation's sovereignty over disputed South China Sea territory citing last year's ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. "We intend to drill oil there, if it's yours, well, that's your view, but my view is, I can drill the oil, if there is some inside the bowels of the earth because it is ours," Duterte said in a speech, recalling his conversation with Xi.

That prompted a surprisingly abrupt retort from Xi: “Well, if you force this, we’ll be forced to tell you the truth. We will go to war. We will fight you,” Duterte on Friday quoted Xi as saying.

The unexpectedly direct response, coming just days after China hoped to set the world at easy with its new globalist ambitions after it officially launched the Silk Road regional infrastructure project last week, caught China watchers by surprise. It stunned Duterted as well. The Philippine president has long expressed his admiration for Xi and said he would raise the arbitration ruling with him eventually, but needed first to strengthen relations between the two countries, which the Philippines is hoping will yield billions of dollars in Chinese loans and infrastructure investments.

Duterte recalled the same story about his discussion with Xi on oil exploration in a recorded television show aired moments after the speech. He said Xi told him "do not touch it" and added that Xi had promised that the arbitration ruling would be discussed in future, but not now. It most likely won't be.

As a reminder, the Hague award from July 2016 clarified Philippine sovereign rights in its 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone to access offshore oil and gas fields, including the Reed Bank, 85 nautical miles off its coast. It also invalidated China's nine-dash line claim on its maps denoting sovereignty over most of the South China Sea. China has repeatedly said it would not comply with the Court's ruling, setting the stage for potential conflicts in the future between China and its neighbors.

Eager not to lose face domestically, Duterte said China did not want to bring up the arbitral ruling at a time when other claimant countries, like Vietnam, might also decide to file cases against it at the arbitration tribunal. It was not the first time the firebrand leader has publicly discussed the content of private meetings with other world leaders.

According to Bloomberg, Duterte's remarks come just after China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on a draft framework for a code of conduct governing actions in the region. The countries exchanged views on "the importance of appropriately handling concerns, incidents and disputes involving the South China Sea", the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that gave few details.

Judging by Duterte's comments, China's resolution protocol is simple: it's either our way - which means you stay out of it completely - or war.

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mofreedom's picture

Can't we all just get along,,, or just start punching each other in drunken brawls?

Frankenfeinstein,,,where...are...you?  I won't punch you,,,just dump pork grease in front of wherever you walk.

38BWD22's picture



Ahh, Duterte is starting to see China for who they really are.  Smile,,,

The Power Vertical's picture

 good for duterte to even stand up for his nation and people, just to even bring it up, i dont think china's response was outlandish, they want to negotiate, sure on their terms, but philipines is so poor, theyre a gnat on chinas elephantine ass, which is why i give props to duterte and to xi for being striaght up with him, does china in its behavior, the chicomm party do they look to you like nazi germany?  not to me; seems to me they just want respect, what is due to them bistorically and presently, and it doesnt look to me theyre absolutists.

NidStyles's picture

What makes people like you say "NAZI" Germany was bad? Because they defended their own people after they were sold out by Jew Bankers they made wealthy?

Such a stupid opinion that Germany was evil while pretending that the US is justified in attacking countries like North Korea and defending Israel, or that China is a fair nationalist state after ethnically cleansing entire cities that decided to self-determine against the party. China has murdered at least a hundred million since Mao. Germany put commies and terrorists in camp, and you say that's worse?

FFS how stupid can you be?

You have to retarded to think that's even a real rational position.

Compared to the Zionist ran West and China, Germany was a nation of saints in the 1930's and '40's.

GatorMcClusky's picture

You need to pull your head out of whichever orifice it's in.

NidStyles's picture

Why because some faggot Jew will threaten me. Go fuck yourself and the rest of the goats your family produced you with.

Most of you are worthless idiots that run around telling those of us that have actually read about the history what reality is. You're no better than the Jew Bankers if you're pushing their stories about lampshades and soap. In fact, you're worse. You should be deported as traitors or executed for sedition.

Mr Hankey's picture

I thought soap and lampshade was YT did to the injuns , oh, and bible bindings


philipat's picture

Seems like the neo-Nazi Brigade (Including NS and:

luky luke, CJgipper, armada, moimeme, macki mack, tchubby, sincerely_yours, winged, lexxus, kavlar, lhomme, letsit, tazs, techies-r-us, stizazz, lock-stock, beauticelli, Mano-A-Mano, mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, evoila, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch, One of these is not like the others,)

Are out in force today with the revisionist version of History. 

CzarVladimirI's picture

Hey Nid. Go suck a fat dog's dick. 

BarkingCat's picture

Nid seems to forget that Nazi Germany did not limit its activity to inside German borders.

I seriously doubt that anyone can make a logical argument for German troops in Belgrade or Minsk.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Learn from history, you can't just kick them out of your country, you have to kick them out of the Continent. Egypt made that mistake when they exiled them from el Amarna into Caanan hoping the Babylonians would destroy them, but still some escaped Nebuchadnezzar, while the others became vassals. That is when they learned to mimic being a part of any group they encounter. Why do you think the surrounding kingdoms made them convert to one of the three major religions in the 700's? Only three hundred years later the Russians with Byzantine help finally crushed the Khazar empire and expelled the survivors. Did that stop them from pretending to assimilate wherever they went only to secretly still worship their awful god Molech? Hitler was only trying to save the world, got infiltrated by the same group he was trying to fight, and you villianize him for that.

roadhazard's picture

My daddy kicked your daddies or grand daddies ass.

krampus.'s picture

Just remember Gator, all is not as it seems and the victors always write the histroy books. You should know that by the name you took on ZH. Gator was from the south and there have been a lot of nontruths writen about the south. 

BrutusTheBomber's picture

I read your comments a lot, though you have some good points every now and then,  you sound like a really fucked up individual. 

Seems like you are full of nothing but hate. You must be absolutely miserable to be around. I feel sorry for the people that have to suffer through your vitriol.

Just saying.

rejndjer's picture

if west and china are run by zionist, can u please tell me how come that germany made recovery in 1930s only after hitler came to power? oh yes because those same zionist(and other non-jewish bankers, morgan etc.) bankers forced unrepayable reparations on weimar germany, while at the same time harrasing their industry and refusing to give them good loans. In 1931 Hitler comes to power, they finance him personally and his circle of political associates, after which they even continue to help him technologically. Yes they were real saints them nazi folks.

Yog Soggoth's picture

You are not good at history. 500-1300+ AD

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Jewish merchants come to dominate trade in the Middle Ages(with the exception of Scandinavia to which they were never granted access). This also includes controlof the eastern trade routes to Asia. Their power will remain virtually intact until they are thrown out of West European countries in the century preceding the Renaissance. The first country to do so is GreatBritain in 1290; France follows its example in 1306, and country after country soon do the same.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Philippines needs to aquire nuclear arms.  They could buy the technology from North Korea.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Those little bitty insignificant SouthEast Asian countries have a way of bringing powerful nations to a complete defeat.

Gladi8tor's picture

Duterte will be kissing my ass soon

VWAndy's picture

 The stall and bartering. Then some real justice.

CHoward's picture

China believes that whatever it lays claim to it owns?  WTF?  Sounds like a few people I know.  Fuck 'em!

mofreedom's picture

You mean like the government telling me people can't smoke in my joint, that I have to make a cake with a schlong on it, that I have to pay for abortions for my neighbor, that I have to pay for the cheese that my neighbor who has better cars than I buys, the list goes on and on and on and on... 

Statesmen, you can all go to hell.  Thanks for less that nothinbg.  Thanks for bankrupting the country!

mofreedom's picture

Like Asange said recently:  I will never forgive, I will never forget.  He took ther worst of it,,,being apart from his family.

I will never forget my slaveowners, I may forgive some...cause I have to and want to,,,because I'm naive.


JamesBond's picture

Put some UN observers on that oil platform and dare Xi to cross the line.  



B1G mNy's picture

Give em hell Duterte! You show China who is boss. I'm going to grab my popcorn.

jm's picture

I thought that China had replaced the US as the Phillipines' best pal.  One could drown in all the BS.

NidStyles's picture

Our media is ran by lying Jews, who are you to believe? Your own lying eyes or liars that pretend to be one of us?

BrutusTheBomber's picture

Omg! Every comment! Jew this Jew that! For someone that hates Jews so much, you really spend a lot of time thinking about them.

I hate broccoli. I never really think about it though.

Jew hate runs your life, therefore Jews run your life and thoughts. That which you hate so much, Ironically gives you reason and purpose. What would you do without your beloved hatred for Jews.

NiggaPleeze's picture


And do you have the same caustic response to people who say "bankers this or that" or "deep state this or that" or "Communists this or that" or "CIA this or that"?

Or do you just have a particular love for kosher dick up your arse?

Yog Soggoth's picture

Same thing, so what is your point? They are all khazars!

debtor of last resort's picture

Duterte says, you're just another drug addict mr. Xi

Hyjinx's picture

China is all for international agreements when it suits them, otherwise not so much.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The US is all for international agreements when it suits them, otherwise not so much.

Typo fixed.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Lets see ... in 1959 the United Nations passed multiple resolutions about the sovereignty of Tibet. How's that going for them?

Ajax-1's picture

I can't fault President Xi for looking after China's interests first. 

CAPT DRAKE's picture

Fuck me.  Never in my years have I seen such a tinder box set to go up in flames.   

Anybody who is not at least a soft core prepper is a complete fool.

rwmctrofholz's picture

I think I will follow your soft core prepping advise, but pass on the fucking you request.  

29.5 hours's picture
"We Will Go To War; We Will Fight You"

Great. Of all the countries China could emulate, they decide to be another United States...




. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

China will go to war to defend that which it considers it owns, off its own shores.

America will go half-way around the world and start a war in order to take something from others it has no claim to.

That's quite a difference. They are the big dogs, and it is their backyard.

I don't think China is right here, but they ain't no USA.

It would probably be a lot cheaper for all those small Asian countries to allow China to get the oil, and then buy it from them. Why have 17 countries competing and creating tension and price wars and deflationary cycles? Chinese oil will be cheaper than so many other smaller companies and will invariably end up putting them all out of business anyway.


29.5 hours's picture

<<America will go half-way around the world and start a war...>>

Agreed. America is far worse at the present time. China has some big catching up to do.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

If Everest were 1000m taller, it would take the entire population of Nepal to porter loads for a single expedition. China understands this and will not go to war abroad. Long wars far from home do not make sense to the Chinese and never have. It is not in their culture.

On the other hand, it is all America knows.

NidStyles's picture

America does the bidding of its Jew masters. In time China will learn to serve Israel as well.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

China will fight for Africa and wherever its has global interests. Increasingly, that's everywhere. Don't be a fool.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

China has not fought in Africa despite numerous opportunities.

You are simply speculating. I am not being a fool, I am looking at the facts, not making stuff up.

Yog Soggoth's picture

They don't have to. They already won by giving infrastructure intstead of instability. If we were to mess with that investment, watch out!