It would appear to be an issue between China and any country in the Pacific Region ....rdueej wrote:I would not be surprised if this event is used as one of the reasons for an increased military presence in the region. This Pacific theatre is the major area of contention between China and the west.PNGMK wrote:Also a subtle push back on the Chinese PLA/PLN push into the Indian ocean.Strong Eagle wrote: Australian authorities have announced their intention to take over the investigation, with the note that all recovered debris is to be taken to Australia.
A clear poke at the incompetence of Malaysian officials, and a clear warning to the Chinese government not to get their own incredibly corrupt/inefficient/bumbling bureaucracy into the game.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/push-to-tak ... z2xJDkOupy
I am assuming by the "West" you mean the USA as I am pretty sure folks in Europe are not overly concerned.