Huang Guang Chen wrote:Why would you fark with the US when you hold so much of its paper? Especially now!
BigJohn wrote:There was an interesting column about this whole incident by Frank Ching, who I think is an very incisive journalist, in the China Post today.
Seems that China has deliberately misinterpreted the UNCLOS's intentions from the start.
Americans are too overbearing/arrogant.
China must establish a strong defense ability! It must rely on comprehensive [economic, technology, defense, etc.] national strength before it can defeat the American devils!!!
It was originally ours [the South China Sea], so we should go take it, why do we need to say anything to America and Japan? Is China that afraid of war? We shouldn’t be like the Qing Dynasty [and give in to foreign powers], still wanting to be the sick man of Asia? Oh, if a war started, I’d go join the military.
From ancient times until today, Western countries have just been barbaric peoples. They enslave people that are different races from themselves, and trample as they wish on other country’s cultures. This kind of creature will not speak reason with you.
BigJohn wrote:Those are pretty harsh, but I think the average Chinese person is much more moderate. There are nutjobs, bigots, racists and militarists in every country. Not meaning to imply that you thought they were representative, mind you, but just felt the point needed to be made.
Elegua wrote:BigJohn wrote:Those are pretty harsh, but I think the average Chinese person is much more moderate. There are nutjobs, bigots, racists and militarists in every country. Not meaning to imply that you thought they were representative, mind you, but just felt the point needed to be made.
What are you talking about? These nutjobs are the norm.
Tempo Gain wrote:If the China Post can be believed--a dubious proposition I know, but presumably so here--I see the US has sent out a destroyer to escort. That should keep the junks and what-not away.
The U.S. Navy has dispatched a guided-missile destroyer to the South China Sea after Chinese ships allegedly harassed an American ship operating there last weekend, a Pentagon official said yesterday.
The USS Chung-Hoon, armed with torpedoes and missiles, is stationed in protection of the USNS Impeccable, an ocean surveillance ship. On Sunday, five Chinese vessels surrounded the Impeccable, which is unarmed. The Chinese ships approached to within 25 feet and blocked the Impeccable's path with pieces of wood, the official said.
BEIJING (AFP) — China has dispatched its most modern patrol ship to the South China Sea, state press said Sunday, after an incident with a US naval vessel and a fresh claim by the Philippines to the disputed territory.
The Beijing News said the vessel would conduct patrols of what it called China's exclusive maritime zone in the disputed waters surrounding the Paracel and Spratly Islands.
It said the converted naval rescue ship would aid Chinese fishing boats and transport vessels.
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