CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

Territorial claims over sea ports in Maldives provokes further tensions between US, China


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In response to recent legislation passed by the cabinet of the United States to relieve China’s claims over seaports within the Maldives, the Cabinet of the People’s Republic of China has insisted that  the United States “stop inserting themselves into other nation’s domestic affairs,” according to the Minister of Information and Technology.


The issue involves formerly Chinese-owned ports on the Indian Ocean in the Maldives, which were prohibited from being included in the boundary of China's exclusive economic zone.


“Seaports within the Maldives have been owned by the People’s Republic of China for a considerable amount of time. To simply expel Chinese influence out of these ports is an egregious violation of national sovereignty,” explained the Minister of Information and Technology within the Chinese cabinet.


When questioned about the angry remarks declared by the representatives of the People’s Republic of China within various committees, the representative of the United States to the Security Council said that country's “main goal in implementing any reform is to develop all nations and to promote the spread of international economic autonomy” rather than contributing to international tensions.


Considering the massive amounts of tension previously established through these two delegations—most notably the vicious remarks made by both sides of the peace summit between Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump—this legislation has only “angered both parties even further,” according to the press secretary of the German cabinet.


Although the German cabinet has been summoned by both the Chinese cabinets and American cabinets to mediate the constantly escalating tensions between both nations, their position of neutrality towards the issue may be threatened by the recent allegations made by U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that accuses the People’s Republic of China as the “main perpetrator of the cyber attacks against Germany.”