Maybe it is high time to rename South China Sea to South Asians Sea. I guess having the word "China" in its name is actually misinterpreted the sea by narrow minded bully China as their own. Just imagine the phrase "to include waters approaching Southeast Asian countries? huh!" I don't know exactly what does it really mean, but it sounds crazy to me.
Do they have proof that those fishes living in that sea speak their language;
fishes don’t even have narrow eyes like them, how could they say they own the
However, we can still have a fight on a different arena where we can stand firm against their undiplomatic gestures. This is by boycotting totally their products, limit if not totally scrapping out our exports to China (if we have), stricter rules on Chinese tourists, and all their investments in our country should pass through needle hole or rather ban them from investing, without violating any treaty. If our government cannot do it without violating existing treaties then we must do it ourselves, with our own individual capacity, of course some may disagree, but sooner or later if this move has become a lifestyle and has become a trend in our culture wherein using Chinese products will outcasts one from being "in".
Although this move will bring no damage to them BUT at least we have shown our strong and unified reactions to them, it is maybe a foolish idea but it is better than to dream on fighting them in war with the US. And of course, even we have this move; we will still continue to claim what is obviously belongs to us based on existing international laws.
Otherwise, if we will let the UN decides on this issue, where China sits as one of the members of UN Security Council with verto power, we will be their bitch forever. This is better than us exchanging different opinions over the issue and worst we are fighting among ourselves on different views.
Imagine, they made flybys over our military ships and blocking our military ship with civilian surveillance vessels, what does it mean? Can we do that to them?