China has not declared war on the US, but makes it known that the want the new discovered Island and America better back off. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, was sworn in as the Secretary of State Wednesday. Chosen by President Donald Trump, Tillerson has already angered China after he suggested a more aggressive strategy toward Beijing in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Since 2014, China has turned sandbars into islands, equipping them with airfields, ports and weapons systems and warned US warships and aircraft to stay away from them. During his confirmation hearing, Tillerson suggested that China should be denied access to those islands that they built.
Unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the islands will be foolish." "Tillerson had better bone up on nuclear power strategies if he wants to force a big nuclear power to withdraw from its own territories," the unbylined opinion piece said on the paper's English-language site. "If Trump's diplomatic team shapes future Sino-US ties as it is doing now, the two sides had better prepare for a military clash."
It sounds to me that Americans are a little nervous when it comes to China and war. China own much of America because of the recession, so if they blow it up, to them it a be their own lost.