Disputed Islands With 45 Years of Oil Reserves Split China, Japan

Oct 10, 2012 Full story: Bloomberg 79

China and Japan sat down for talks and agreed to jointly develop a natural gas field under the East China Sea, defusing a dispute between Asia's biggest economies over who owns the reserves.

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Alan Jiang

Valley Stream, NY

#21 Jan 29, 2013
Enough. America should not meddle in China's affairs, ONLY if China became a democracy.

Japan at least is a democratic nation. China is not. Honestly, it's very easy for all Chinese people around the world to fall into the trap of ethnocentric nationalism.

As a Chinese-American, I personally feel that the islands are Chinese, and that Japan is being unreasonable, but even so...

WE CANNOT AFFORD WAR. IT WOULD DEVASTATE THE WORLD ECONOMY.
David

UK

#22 Feb 2, 2013
I would say they are Japanese, as they have been in control of them for the last 120 years. The fact that china has a good economy and can afford to build its military means they can now give a crap about the islands.

You should have put a small population on there years ago and then they have the right to self determination under the rights of the United Nations.
RESISTANCE IS INUTILE

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

#23 Feb 2, 2013
The problem with the Chinese government is that they listen only to their voices and understand their own kind of reasoning. They do not want to have the conflict resolved by an arbiter.

Since: Feb 12

Taipei, Taiwan

#24 Feb 2, 2013
Alan Jiang wrote:
Enough. America should not meddle in China's affairs, ONLY if China became a democracy.
Japan at least is a democratic nation. China is not. Honestly, it's very easy for all Chinese people around the world to fall into the trap of ethnocentric nationalism.
As a Chinese-American, I personally feel that the islands are Chinese, and that Japan is being unreasonable, but even so...
WE CANNOT AFFORD WAR. IT WOULD DEVASTATE THE WORLD ECONOMY.
Islands are chinese? you need to read up on ur histroy. US had it last and gave it to Japan.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#25 Feb 2, 2013
China laid siege and attacked Japan then America came to rescue as portrayed in this clip:

samurai

Brisbane, Australia

#26 Feb 3, 2013
Drgunzet wrote:
China laid siege and attacked Japan then America came to rescue as portrayed in this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Fqz2VmDwk78XX
china not dare to attack japan ,japan ally with US and US is NATO member china only use trade war with japan
samurai

Brisbane, Australia

#27 Feb 3, 2013
StarsplashTaiwan wrote:
<quoted text>
Islands are chinese? you need to read up on ur histroy. US had it last and gave it to Japan.
china belong to mongol read the history
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#28 Feb 5, 2013
Tour to Diaoyou island is easing
Poor tiny area japan needs land very much.
This robber of Diaoyou is only the way to get more area.Japan is not shameful.Help by it's vicious allies.
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#29 Feb 5, 2013
Fake democracy .no freedom of voice .what is the difference of democracy and lobby
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#30 Feb 5, 2013
samurai wrote:
<quoted text>china not dare to attack japan ,japan ally with US and US is NATO member china only use trade war with japan
One by one is thegreat Japanese warrior!
Several dogs surround one man is Lke a gonad
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#31 Feb 5, 2013
If you need more area ,the Japanese should beg for China with a samurai sword or in exchange with your life
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#32 Feb 5, 2013
The dispute is hard to solve. China all around the world will dint allow their sovereign to robbed
Diayou robber

Bangkok, Thailand

#33 Feb 5, 2013
samurai wrote:
<quoted text>china belong to mongol read the history
Samurai is great warrior .So will you dare to one by one war.

Since: Feb 12

Taipei, Taiwan

#34 Feb 5, 2013
The more you spam, the more retarded you sound.

Since: Feb 12

Taipei, Taiwan

#35 Feb 5, 2013
Alan Jiang wrote:
Enough. America should not meddle in China's affairs, ONLY if China became a democracy.
Japan at least is a democratic nation. China is not. Honestly, it's very easy for all Chinese people around the world to fall into the trap of ethnocentric nationalism.
As a Chinese-American, I personally feel that the islands are Chinese, and that Japan is being unreasonable, but even so...
WE CANNOT AFFORD WAR. IT WOULD DEVASTATE THE WORLD ECONOMY.
There is so much stupid in this that its hard to figure out where to begin.

1. You say that America shouldn't get involved but Im guessing you are in the US and you are shelling out ur feelings. If you say America shouldn't get involed, then you should shutup as well to because ur opinion means as much as Americans. Plus, did you forget that the US and Japan have a treaty where if Japan gets in trouble, the Us would come and help? As a result, Japan's army had to downsize? America is in it, so you better hope China doesn't do anything stupid.

2. Japan wasn't unreasonable. The inhabitants of the islands wanted to sell to Japan and they did and Japan bought the island. You are just butthurt because the people living on those islands didn't sell to China. Whoever owns that property, gets to choose who they get to sell it to.

3. If China didn't want to start another war, they should send this to the world court and get this sorted out. If they dont want to, thats their problem, but the blame is squarely on China if they did start another war, because it has been all China in provoking Japan, doing what they know they shouldn't.

4. I do agree with you though. Japan is showing that they are more mature than China by a long shot. Democracy helps. This case is showing how uneducated China is about the history of the world and how China thinks they can do anything they want to anyone and not think anyone would do anything about it. THey are getting bit in the ass.
Joe

Abington, PA

#36 Feb 5, 2013
I've read that the islands POTENTIALLY contain large oil reserves and such. That doesn't really mean that they HAVE oil. They should make sure they actually have something there before they fight over it. Also, if you look on a map the islands are closer to Taiwan than they are to Japan or China so technically Taiwan should get them. It doesn't matter in the end anyways since Asia=China's bitch.
samurai

Australia

#37 Feb 6, 2013
Diayou robber wrote:
If you need more area ,the Japanese should beg for China with a samurai sword or in exchange with your life
japan have technology to match with china 21st century is high tech war not large army

Since: Feb 12

Taipei, Taiwan

#38 Feb 6, 2013
Diayou robber wrote:
If you need more area ,the Japanese should beg for China with a samurai sword or in exchange with your life
The Japanese conquared half of China before. What makes you think they should beg for anything.
kumar

Australia

#39 Feb 14, 2013
china smell oil
samurai

Australia

#40 Feb 14, 2013
Diayou robber wrote:
<quoted text>
Samurai is great warrior .So will you dare to one by one war.
any time you most welcome

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