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?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Bluesma
The dispute over these islands has been going on since the US handed them back over to Japan in 1972. There was a mineral survey in 1968 that founds lots of oil under them. All of a sudden China decided that they wanted them, and had a claim to them.