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Asian Nations Meet on Island Dispute

There are several gas fields in East China Sea and most are within disputed waters. The Senkaku issue is another front.  (Oct 7, 2012 | post #25)

China

Asian Nations Meet on Island Dispute

If the chinese did get the Senkaku, they will be entitled to an EEZ, which is 200 miles from shoreline. This will pissed the japs because it will overlap with theirs. Same with the americans because they treat the islands as a gateway to the Pacific and very near Guam, a major US base. The resources within the islands as well as those in waters surrounding it is not a priority for Japan, but for China, it is.  (Oct 7, 2012 | post #23)

China

Japan is responsible for creating the conflicts over Diao...

The Japs have not launch a global disinformation campaign. Western news are all in saying that China and Taiwan has a strong case here than with the South East issues. And if China is really bent on its sovereignty claim on the islands, it should take this issue to a proper forum wherein ownership can be decided based on the rules of law. The absence of diplomacy on this matter will cost China a great deal of PR image because they will see you here as the aggressor. You cannot project an image of an aggrieved nation because your gunboats are all over the place. China's act is a win win situation for Japan as the people always cheer for the underdogs. In any case, you and the Japs should talk and set-aside your differences. The status quo currently in place should hold while you guys figure it out what to do with the islands. After all, this is the 21st century, a modern world filled with rational thoughts and ideas. It's about time China and Japan do their part and act accordingly.  (Oct 5, 2012 | post #13)

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Japan is responsible for creating the conflicts over Diao...

Very true. The Japanese should have renounced the islands as what it did to Formosa and other Islands in the South East after WW2. But it's too late now for whining because we know that the Japs would not loosen its grip on the Islands. Diplomacy is still an effective tool in settling disputes but in the absence of one, force would be better if taken only in the context of skirmishes or minor shooting war. But if it goes beyond, then that would be another story.  (Oct 5, 2012 | post #8)

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US Admits Defeat In Afghanistan!!

Is it true that Afghanistan is very rich in natural resources? If true, then I don't think that these afghan guys will have peace after the US and NATO pull-out. With the current set-up they have, warlords will fight for control and send this poor country into another civil war. And because there's no love lost between these warlords, they will keep on wanting war for generations to come. The pressumed wealth that lies within Afanistan is a guarantee that there will be no shortage of foreign powers or greedy states willing to take a shot at its untold richess.  (Oct 5, 2012 | post #14)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

I am no fan of the US of A but I do not detest them. Simply said, I hate the american policy makers but, I have to live with the reality of having them as the enforcer. The UN is not a force that one could rely on. It has no teeth. And that's when the USA comes into the picture. Actually, it fits them well. The civilian casualties are a shame. But in every conflict, its a rarity that you find one who has not been involved in this mess. The civilians are unwilling players, a collateral damage one has to accept and live with. But then again, the end does not justify the means. The advent of high-tech and precision war materials should have at least, minimize the level to the extent that it becomes acceptable and tolerable. And I see no reason for its further use if a lone target will cost a family a couple more dead kins just to say that its mission was accomplished. But.... I really have to live with it. We need an enforcer and the USA fits well. I mean, there are no other country who has the means to do it and so, I have to deal with the reality of having them. Besides, its better to have one than none at all.  (Sep 28, 2012 | post #332)

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China and Japana - who will win???

This is a trilateral dispute between China, Japan, and Taiwan. Pursuing an approach that will lead to skirmishes and conflict shall alter the balance of power in the region. Current alliances will be replaced by complex agendas, perplexed by racism and hatred brought about by history and ideological differences. The war of words and nerves currently employed by claimants could be just a ploy to satisfy a citizenry's nationalist sentiments. Or probably, a tool for asking concessions. But either way, so much is at stake for these three regional powers and going to the extremes will not do any good for them but misery to the region and perhaps, the world as a whole.  (Sep 27, 2012 | post #5)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

Noted.  (Sep 27, 2012 | post #323)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

If territorial disputes are domestic in your views, then why is your foreign ministry involved?  (Sep 27, 2012 | post #318)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

It seems that you are referring to yourself with your statement. Read and comprehend my post before you open your mouth.  (Sep 26, 2012 | post #315)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

Domestic? What about those issues concerning Islands in the East and South China Seas? Are they domestic in China's views? You are in the brink of a shooting war with your neighbors and the world is closely watching you. One mistake and all your effort for a peaceful rise will go down the drain. Being portrayed as an aggressor and a bully will definitely matter in mindgames but for public opinions, considering your current status in international affairs, the hate-China policy of your enemies will prevail. Also, I find no problem with your notion about foreign powers needing to have friendly ties with you. It's a good cause and it shows respect and camaraderie. But if done in a manner detrimental to others, then that would be another story. FYI, there's no need for a payback because the world is already in deep $hit.  (Sep 26, 2012 | post #312)

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US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

No country in Asia bullies China. Her powers is too great for many of them and even though one would try, it won't stand a chance against her might. But there is a policy of containment going around, and the logic behind is obviously to check and counter China's rise. The US, acting on instinct, and as the sole superpower, sees it differently when it comes to China. They see you as a threat, economically and militarily, that's why a policy was adapted to secure their interest in areas you considered as yours. East and SE Asia is a new front wherein neighbor countries are now locked in an arms race and gearing for potential conflicts. Treaties and alliances are now being formed, indicative of an event soon to unfold. Heating up and raising the ante will surely take its toll on these actor-states as nobody will gain when trouble starts but the real players, the greedy businessmen.  (Sep 25, 2012 | post #303)

China

US Is Starting WW3 All By Herself!!

Yours is wishful thinking but I agree nevertheless. China should not at this point be pictured as an aggressor and a wannabee, unless her acts shows otherwise. Friendly relations is what brought china to her status now and I hate to see her go down just for the kicks of bullying.  (Sep 25, 2012 | post #286)