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US, Chinese warships nearly collide in South China Sea

13.12.2013 19:32

Tensions in East Asia spiked once again when a Chinese naval vessel attempted to stop a US guided missile warship in international waters in early December.

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Satheesh S 01.02.2014 18:39

Hsinpang Wang 23.12.2013 22:13

Please read Cairo Declaration, Dec. 1st, 1943, and Potsdam Declaration, or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, july 26, 1945, issued by Truman, Churchill an d Chiang kai shek, whenever discussing the returning of those islands, including Taiwan, to China after WWII. Daoyu Island is part of Taiwan's Yilan County.

  

But there was a change of rule in china after the treaty, Chiang kai shek and his goverment fled to taiwan claiming to be the true china (ROC) and the agrement entered into a stalemate

 

Milan Bilek 14.01.2014 17:27

Now! There is nothing new in the US horizon! They ave allways needed an enemy, but in the attempt to stir up S.Korea and Japan, against China too, will bring nothing good, I'm sure! And there are a real chance, that they will be unpleasantly surprised! The Chineese, just suddenly launch a new super weapon, quite often too! So best not to be too cocky, against them! Just an advice !

 

Enlightened 13.01.2014 03:24

Enlightened 14.12.2013 17:02

During WW2, a Japanese general was quoted as saying something like ""A land invasion on the US is suicide. There would be a rifle hiding behind every blade of grass"". It truly is impossible to conventionally take the US mainland. The only option is nuclear, but even then, the US has very good missile defenses and thousands or millions of bunkers and bomb shelters. Plus all the survivalists. Every US citizen becomes a guerrilla fighter. Impossible to invade by force.

  


Wo w how true.

 

Hsinpang Wang 23.12.2013 22:13

Please read Cairo Declaration, Dec. 1st, 1943, and Potsdam Declaration, or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, july 26, 1945, issued by Truman, Churchill an d Chiang kai shek, whenever discussing the returning of those islands, including Taiwan, to China after WWII. Daoyu Island is part of Taiwan's Yilan County.

 

James Arnold 16.12.2013 23:09

Getting interesting over there ya think ?

 

Laury Liu 16.12.2013 06:08

Finally! A decent piece that tells me the whole story of what happened on the day! Here is general summary of the ones I read says - Western version sum up (Washington Times, Huffington Post): " American vessels was traversing in International water when Chinese ship intentionally almost rammed them - end of story" Chinese version (Global Times) "US ship harrassed us so we sent ship to stop it - end of story". Great work RT

 

Richard Rathbun 16.12.2013 04:43

these ladyboys wont do anything but eat hotdogs USA 4 the win

 

Northern Lights 15.12.2013 20:23

@ Bond

Part 1 of 4

The U.S. keeping its treaty obligations to defend Japan (those islands are included in that treaty) is not an act of foolishness. China coming out and declaring authority over water, land and airspace in an area it lost to Japan after the First and Second Sino-Japanese wars is what is an act of foolishness and bullying.

T here's no "mystery" in recognizing these islands (the Ryukyu Islands) are clearly part of the chain of islands between Japan and Taiwan and held by Japan as a result of these wars.

(cont inued below)

 

Northern Lights 15.12.2013 20:23

Part 2 of 4

In 1895 after the First Sino-Japanese war China signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki where China surrendered to Japan the island of Taiwan (Formosa) and all islands appertaining. Again these islands are clearly part of the chain of islands between Taiwan and Japan also known as the Ryukyu Islands.

Th en after World War II and at the same time Japan signed the U.S./Japan Security Treaty. Japan and 47 other nations signed the Treaty of San Francisco. In this treaty Japan surrenders Taiwan and all islands appertaining just like China had earlier did to Japan after the First Sino-Japanese war.

contin ued below

 

Northern Lights 15.12.2013 20:23

Part 3 of 4

So there's no mystery that China lost these islands to Japan after losing the First Sino-Japanese war and signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki. Equally there is no mystery that Japan subsequently lost these islands after they lost World War II with the U.S. and signed (along with 47 other nations) the Treaty of San Francisco which placed these islands as part of the "United States Civil Administrations of the Ryukyu Islands".

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Northern Lights 15.12.2013 20:23

Part 4 of 4

China lost claim to these islands after it surrendered them to Japan in 1895. And after World War II and the Treaty of San Francisco bought and paid for by thousands of U.S. Marines, Navy and Army servicemen the U.S. has every right to fly B-52's over this airspace and China still has no claim.

 

Junior 15.12.2013 15:33

[quote name='Junior' time='15.12.2013 15:32']China could cripple western civilization by merely refusing to send us their manufactured goods

 

Junior 15.12.2013 15:32

China could cripple western civilization by merely refusing to send us their "manufactured&q uot; goods.

 

paul Floody 15.12.2013 12:45

Sounds like a game of chicken and the yanks lost. The rise of China, I just hope they keep executing the corrupt, not like western countries that reward it.

 

Northern Lights 15.12.2013 11:26

@ elderlybloke:

Yes I am very aware of history, including history which largely goes omitted. BUT at the end of the discussion the fact still remains that Americans indeed fought and died helping to defend China. Nothing will change that fact.

Also nothing will change the fact that the emerging economy and power China is enjoying today is vastly due to American business, American technology and American jobs given to them. Before this fact China wasn't even on anybody's radar. It was just a large poor country.

Th ese facts are why I say China should show more appreciation and respect.

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