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Beijing, Dec. 4 (ANI): China has branded the U.S.-Japan security treaty 'a product of the Cold War' after Washington reaffirmed its commitment to Japan over the Senkaku islands dispute.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by spangledbanner
So what you're saying is that "International Law" only applies to China when it's in their favor but doesn't when it goes against what they want? Now, I remember certain Western countries being dragged across the coals when they were perceived as doing the exact same thing.
Yet, What gets ignored are all those others countries rights to the same exact area. I think the "International Community" will have a few things to say about how China wants the international community to behave....
Not all good.
Hong said the U.S. side has repeatedly stated that it will not take sides on territory disputes between China and Japan.
He said the U.S. side "should not send out signals that conflict with each other." He expressed the hope that the U.S. side would "proceed from the general situation of peace and stability of the region", "keep its words" and "do more things that are conducive to peace and stability in the region."
Originally posted by randomname
the question you should be asking is why the united states is in the south china sea.
what business do they have to be there.
why is the united states patrolling the world like the lapd.
Looking at the arc of Chinese history, China has never been a naval power. Aside from the fifteenth-century explorer Zheng He’s naval expeditions, Chinese empires have traditionally focused on their land power. And even Zheng He, for all his skills as a naval adventurer, was eventually shored by the Haijin edict that marked China’s retreat from the sea. The focus for Chinese imperial dynasties was maintaining the integrity of their massive state.
Defence spending across the region increased 13.5 per cent to $US25.4 billion ($24.5 billion) last year and was expected to rise to $US40 billion by 2016, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said.
Flush with economic success and wary of China's military expansion, countries are acquiring sophisticated sea- and air-based arsenals that include dozens of submarines that can operate in secret.
The institute said Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia had increased defence budgets by 66 per cent to 82 per cent from 2002 to last year.
India's new strategic ties with countries as varied as Japan, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam are important moves on the grand Asian chessboard to increase its geopolitical leeway. The US, for its part, has strengthened and expanded its security arrangements in Asia in recent years by making the most of the growing regional concerns over China's increasingly muscular approach on territorial and maritime disputes.
Both the US and India have deepened their strategic ties with Japan, which has Asia's largest naval fleet and a $5.5-trillion economy. The first serious Indo-Japanese naval exercise, involving a search-and-rescue operation, was held off the Japanese coast just five months ago. India and Japan, despite their messy domestic politics and endemic scandals, actually boast the fastest-growing bilateral relationship in Asia today....
With Asia troubled by growing security challenges, trilateral US-India-Japan security cooperation is also beginning to take shape. These three democratic powers recently held their third round of security consultations in New Delhi, underlining their shift from emphasising shared values to seeking to jointly protect shared interests. Their trilateral cooperation could lead to trilateral coordination, with a potentially positive impact on Asian security and stability.
For China, 2012 was a humbling year. When the history of China’s reform era is written, this moment may prove to be a pivot point, a time when the myths that China and the world had adopted about the politics and economics of the People’s Republic began to wash away, leaving blunt facts about what China’s idiosyncratic national system has and has not achieved. Here are some of the myths that collapsed this year
Chinese state-owned company has pleaded guilty in the United States and been fined $3 million for conspiring to violate U.S. nuclear export restrictions on Pakistan.
The China Nuclear Industry Huaxing Construction company was charged with supplying U.S.-manufactured high-temperature coatings to a Pakistani nuclear power plant, using a distributor in China to evade U.S. regulations.
The legislation passed last week reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security and warned that an armed attack against either party “in the territories under the administration of Japan” would be met in accordance with its provisions.
“The Chinese side expresses serious concern and firm opposition to the U.S. Senates’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act,” foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters.
Originally posted by neo96
No nation in their right mind would dare to get into it with China, including the United States. China and Russia know that they can easily take over the world if they wanted to and they would not waste time with the minor squabbles in that area.
Would China risk losing its biggest consumer, and cash cow over the South China sea?
Would the US do anything other than bow to China and risk the trillions we borrow from them?
Are the right questions .
What happens in the South China Sea it will go unchallenged.
Originally posted by aLLeKs
The only thing I am saying in this thread: it is not the first time that they are about to begin a war, but they will never really do.
It is just a show of showing the balls.
China would definetly lose the war, even if it does not seems like this in pure number, but they alsways had a huge army and were always defeated by the Japanese (just talking about China alone, without help of other countries).
I lived in Japan and my girlfriend is Japanese and I can just say Japan bought the islands. It is Senkaku Islands for me and it will ever be... but I still think they should just share.
The islands itself are not important when it comes to terretories, but the minerals and fishing grounds.