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China sends two ships in Japanese waters as Japan has no prime minister

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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Well well well... what timing..

Japan's political turmoil a lever for China / Beijing again times aggressive play on Senkakus to coincide with power vacuum in Tokyo

Wednesday's intrusion by two Chinese ships into Japanese waters near the Senkaku Islands was timed to capitalize on the state of flux in Japan's politics, according to observers.

With the ruling Democratic Party of Japan occupied with preparations for selecting a new leader, China apparently believed the intrusion might not meet a strong political response from Tokyo.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, about four hours after the two Chinese fishing patrol vessels entered Japanese waters, Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae summoned Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua to the Foreign Ministry to lodge a protest.

"It is gravely serious and deplorable that despite warnings from Japan, Chinese government ships entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands," Sasae reportedly told Cheng.

China trying their luck on disputed islands...and they don't care about what the Japanese government thinks.

Of course, both side say it's ``theirs``...

For now the islands are administrated by Japan... but for how long...




posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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I hope this doesn't lead to the start of a conflict.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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It's like watching a child try to sneak a cookie while the babysitter is there. Eventually, the parents come back... and those missing cookies will be noticed!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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Oh great, if it does result in a conflict I am going to go ahead and start eating with chopsticks. I can see it now, the US will have to run to the aid of poor devestated Japan, which will result in a billion chinese over running Texas.....damn.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:57 AM
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That's funny. China is in no way going to start a shooting war over this issue. They know Japan is defended well enough, hell they probably are being tailed right now by a few subs.

Just postureing as usual.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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Misleading thread title is misleading.

This thing with China happened on Wednesday. Kan resigned as party leader around noon today (Friday) - but he is still the PM. He will step aside when a new party leader is chosen.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by vox2442
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Misleading thread title is misleading.

This thing with China happened on Wednesday. Kan resigned as party leader around noon today (Friday) - but he is still the PM. He will step aside when a new party leader is chosen.



Yeah well they still did this while the Japanese government is too busy deciding a new PM.

Of course no war will begin like that over the islands... War is too extreme.

But they did this as a statement, while obviously there's a PM but no real ``power`` in Japan... so there would be less consequences for doing so.

Bottom line, they are doing this because they know they can get away with it.

In other news, Kan needs to be prosecuted for what he has done with his cover up of TEPCO's crimes.
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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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China currently disputes 34 territories though out Southeast Asia.China has more disputes going on more than any country in the world. sooner or later a few of these countries are going to get together and say " Thats it China, bring it on" I mean this only can go on for so long. I was very surprised a China war ship showed up off the Libyan coast a few months ago; are they going to dispute that also. I know the ship was for the Chinese working there ,but come-on a war ship to pick up Chinese citizens. China has been projecting a lot of power in the last 2 years, hmm.. just about the time Obama was elected. China is going to go to far one day and all hell will beak loose; not to mention that missile stunt they pulled off the coast of California. Being a missile specialist for a while in my military career, I can tell you for fact that was not our missile, and it was a missile.

Just use your browser "find next" enter china and count them all, this list grows every year. So now we all know what China is going to do with their new aircraft carrier.

China disputed territories



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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:53 AM
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It's nothing more then a test and tease.. The Russians do the same in europe airspace all the time with their long range bombers..



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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I would say for quite some time. While China has been slowly modernizing their military, they still lack the ability to do force projection unless its on the mainland.

China lacks the vessels and transport aircraft to get troops to where they are needed. Thats been one of Taiwans saving graces, that China cant project enough force to invade the island.

Doesnt stop them from pointing 300+ missiles at Taiwan.

Someone else brought up an intresting point about China. China and Russia both not only are going to veto any resolutions dealing with Iran, China said they are going to support a Palestinian resolution for statehood.

Im curious how China would react to diplomatic recognition of not only Taiwan but Tibet as well, since its essentially the same situation.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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Agreed on the 'its a test' part, they will see what they can get away with, until someone else steps in to say no, and then all hell is going to break loose. thats what i think anyway, maybe it wont happen, we have to wait and see



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Much ado about nothing.




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