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Via People’s Daily:
Recently a top US diplomat’s claim that China’s reclamation in the South China Sea violates the Feng shui of Southeast Asia is refuted by a Chinese Daoist, whose argument seems to be quite reasonable and makes him an instant online celebrity.
Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said in a telephone interview with Washington Post that: “Reclamation isn’t necessarily a violation of international law, but it’s certainly violating the harmony, the Feng shui, of Southeast Asia, and it’s certainly violating China’s claim to be a good neighbor and a benign and non-threatening power.”
Daniel Russel’s explanation from the perspective of feng shui really can’t persuade the Chinese insiders. Liang Xingyang, secretary general of the Chang’an District Taoism Association issued a post on the Twitter-like Weibo, to defend China’s construction works at Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.
Pictured: Liang Xingyang, secretary general of the Chang’an District Taoism Association.