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Hague Tribunal rules China has no historic title over South China Sea.

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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 06:45 AM
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So, while everyone is looking at Eastern Europe and wondering if Nato Expansion will kick off or whether Putin will roll the dice again in the Ukraine, China and the Philippines, Taiwan etc. are shaping up to grab the oil and other resources around the Spratley Islands.

If you look on a map, Chinas claim is ridiculous, but they aren't acknowledging the ruling and one has to wonder what the next step will be.
As big as they are? Facing Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan all at once will not be an easy thing.


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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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And China's tribunal says we don't care about what a bunch of clowns in Hague think
China are untouchable at the moment



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Quite, which makes me wonder at the next move.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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I would not say untouchable. If China rejects the ruling that it agreed to abide by when it became a member of UNCLOS then China is holding the match to the keg. Nations with claims would e able to defend themselves militarily and that would isolate China on the world stage.

I think China is living out the refrain to Kenny's Rogers sogn the "Gambler".


You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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It seems the US has exported our knack for ignoring unfavorable international rulings along with our manufacturing base to China.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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The Hague
Europe has treated China with disdain for centuries, maybe a millennia

Yeah China has the matches and they know it, they have a population to control or expend, it's not hard to work out.
China hold the keys to the bullion safe, allies in Russia and India, watch it unfold



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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So, while everyone is looking at Eastern Europe and wondering if Nato Expansion will kick off or whether Putin will roll the dice again in the Ukraine, China and the Philippines, Taiwan etc. are shaping up to grab the oil and other resources around the Spratley Islands.


Actually, Putin's obsession with NATO may cost Russia land in Asia. There are some potentially strategic islands Japan has claims on, and Siberia is becoming culturally Chinese.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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Chinese can't really do anything as of right now, They are at least 10-15 years behind the US Navy if it comes to a confrontation.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: maddy21
Chinese can't really do anything as of right now, They are at least 10-15 years behind the US Navy if it comes to a confrontation.


Navy's have less authority on the ocean nowadays, there are weapons that can stop a navy in its tracks, China are not behind the US, that and they have allies who will hunt the US in a wolf pack
You are being lied to about your invincibility
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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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Well, China will ignore the ruling even though the international tribunal has found that China's claims to the whole South China Sea or spurious. Only a complete moron would give the Chinese claim any credence.

China knows this, but they have been manipulating domestic opinion through censorship and press control for so long, the average Chinese thinks it's all legitimate.

The bullying tactic by China are a worrying indicator to all Chinese neighbours. It is especially worrying that China are militarising the Sea by building artificial islands over other countries claims. Not to mention the environmental damage China are causing, they are setting themselves up to evict other claimants using force and intimidation.

This is one reason why they are so keen to reaffirm alliances wit the US.

Look at the long game here. Who wins? China probably won't win if all they do is alienate and act belligerently to their neighbours. It seems to me that China are digging themselves a grave by their antagonistic actions.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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You are being lied to about your invincibility


So are you. (Wolf pack? That's hilarious!)



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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Russia will not help China in South China sea, they have other things to worry about. US Navy along with its Carriers have been roaming in South China sea and the Islands despite protests from Beijing.

IF you saw the Hague convention, only 8 nations supported China and 40 nations opposed the Chinese. All those 8 Are African Nations. Chinese Navy will be outnumbered and outgunned by surrounding Navies. Even India has interests in South China sea along with Vietnam and has been arming Vietnam against China.

Besides, I highly doubt the capabilities of the Chinese Navy as compared to US Navy, You have to understand US Navy has far far more operational experience and its tech is far beyond what the Chinese have right now. IF you are talking about US air force and Army, i would agree Chinese could be a match, but US Navy is far Superior to any navy out there.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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And what has China got to loose
Financially, they can't claim their debt from the US, the US are broke



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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originally posted by: maddy21
a reply to: Raggedyman

Russia will not help China in South China sea, they have other things to worry about. US Navy along with its Carriers have been roaming in South China sea and the Islands despite protests from Beijing.

IF you saw the Hague convention, only 8 nations supported China and 40 nations opposed the Chinese. All those 8 Are African Nations. Chinese Navy will be outnumbered and outgunned by surrounding Navies. Even India has interests in South China sea along with Vietnam and has been arming Vietnam against China.

Besides, I highly doubt the capabilities of the Chinese Navy as compared to US Navy, You have to understand US Navy has far far more operational experience and its tech is far beyond what the Chinese have right now. IF you are talking about US air force and Army, i would agree Chinese could be a match, but US Navy is far Superior to any navy out there.


No Russia won't support the Chinese in the scs, they will open a second front in Europe
The Chinese don't care about The Hague or Europe

The Chinese and north Korean navy have undetectable subs, dismiss them at your own peril
Overconfidence is a blunt sword, France said the same thing about Germany
History repeats itself in a new generation and you are blind to it



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Raggedyman


You are being lied to about your invincibility


So are you. (Wolf pack? That's hilarious!)


Oh yes, I forgot, the US are invincible
The world loves you all

Isis takes your Mid East oil fields, your government is hated and is balanciing dominoes, one mistake and you are in for a monstrous fight, you may win but you will lose



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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The Chinese and north Korean navy have undetectable subs, dismiss them at your own peril


really, who did they steal that technology from.
just about all their equipment and assets are clones that don't work very long.
China’s Military Built with Cloned Weapons



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
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The Chinese and north Korean navy have undetectable subs, dismiss them at your own peril


really, who did they steal that technology from.
just about all their equipment and assets are clones that don't work very long.
China’s Military Built with Cloned Weapons


So what, cheaper tech weapons to produce
They are smarter for cloning, not dumber

That and they may have upgraded the cloned tech



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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what that means is the original designs are far superior to the knock offs. plus there may be have been a plan to let that phase of a design slip into their hands so that a design flaw would exist and can be exploited during a conflict.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 09:35 AM
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North Korea? North Korea?????? (Pause for hysterical laughter) Sorry, but the only thing that 'Lil Kimmie can do to the US is bleed all over them. The North Korean Armed Forces are a joke.



posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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I really think that even without the US this conflict would be a tough one for China.
As for the undetectable subs, they are just diesel electric boats. They can only run silent for so long.

China feels as though it's untouchable but does that actually reflect the reality right now?


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