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The latest front on the simmering dispute is China's new passport, which shows a map of the country including almost all of the strategically significant sea, the site of key shipping routes and possibly significant petroleum reserves.
It is also claimed wholly or in part by Vietnam and the Philippines - both of which have refused to stamp the Chinese travel documents - Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Do they have any pilots trained to actually land on the aircraft carrier yet?
So China is playing hardball and I don't think they are going to let down, they have that recommissioned aircraft carrier at their disposal now, it's heating up.
Originally posted by itsallmaya
I don't understand why the uproar over this event. It's only a picture of a map on a passport, right?
While it may be in poor taste, why is it such a big deal to the other nations?
Even the article states: "The geographical location of the island does not necessarily indicate to which country it belongs."
Originally posted by MrStyx
reply to post by butcherguy
They are getting there they were just int he news for landing their first plane on the aircraft. One aircraft carrier isnt going to be enough though.
Originally posted by jtap66
No different than Israel using a dusty old magic book to claim rights to land they don't own.