China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.
Protests against the Japanese government’s purchase of three privately held islands in the Senkakus chain led to mass street protests, the burning of Japanese flags, and attacks on Japanese businesses and cars in several cities. Some carried signs that read “Kill all Japanese,” and “Fight to the Death” over disputed islands. One sign urged China to threaten a nuclear strike against Japan.
Originally posted by phantomjack
How is Russia going to play its cards?
And the US thought it was a sleeping giant prior to 9-11. I am afraid that China, if able to fully mobilize could conquer the entire planet.
Originally posted by yorkshirelad
China is facing a "China Spring" due to the slowing economy and massive disparity in wealth between the richest and poorest (NB this is a communist country in name only, in reality it is a military dictatorship). All this posturing about Japan is a way to distract the population from their real concerns. Classic stuff, appeal to historic racism to get the unthinking majority to buy "tabloid newspapers" and get all riled up whilst the rich suck the wealth out of the country.
A senior Chinese military official has urged the army not to slack off and be prepared for any possible military combat.
Chinese General: Prepare for Combat with Japan
Originally posted by TommyG
And the US thought it was a sleeping giant prior to 9-11. I am afraid that China, if able to fully mobilize could conquer the entire planet. The west's addiction to consumerism has fed that country into a rather hefty opponent.
I say we just call a global truce... remove all borders and just share this rock we're on for the betterment of all its inhabitants instead of letting these bullies murder millions all at the whim of greed and control.
Where has all the empathy and mutual respect gone?