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Senkaku Islands

The , also known as the Diaoyu Islands (also simply 钓鱼岛) in mainland China or Diaoyutai Islands in Taiwan, or the Pinnacle Islands, are a group of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

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The dispute is over the Senkaku islands which is over a group of islands in the East China Sea
"[increases risk that Obama's red lines in places like Senkaku Islands won’t be taken seriously either."
“Islands Dispute, why blown up again? ― It's a Phishing-Hook lured by the United States.”【
①This problem is also a territorial dispute of the Senkaku Islands. Japan is close to war with China.
China side is Russia. Japan and China is the worst-case. In the Senkaku Islands problem with China.
For China, Senkaku islands are worth provoking a global military conflict over to demonstrate who was boss
This Chinese government's Official Letter shows that Senkaku Islands belong to Japan!
: . The Senkaku Islands - Seeking Maritime Peace based on the Rule of Law, n...:
“ China and Korea is full of deception! “ -Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of United Nations, their South Korean's from  With Korea's shoulder without a good reason! It is in violation of UN Charter becomes clear,  Such stupid Koreans no longer responsible job qualifications not even!  United Nations should have fired him immediately! -China violate the sovereignty of Japan! Senkaku Islands are historically and also that Japan's inherent territory even in international law! It's trying to deny the objective fact of! The repeated violation by China into Japan's territorial waters and airspace, in national crime becomes vicious! As well as to conflict with Japan have already performed Air Defense Identification Zone in the Air Defense Identification Zone, China has set new In Japan over the Senkaku Islands, including territorial waters and airspace violate! Take Chinese airspace identified area of any Without a legal basis, in clear violation of international law due to invalid, and China must withd ...
. Most international crisis appear to be uncharted unless it involves Israel & Iran or the Spratly or Senkaku Islands!
Only Americans Fear Obama By William L. Gensert.QUOTE: Once Barack Obama warned Putin to stand down in the Crimea, its occupation by Russian troops was assured. As Syria showed the world recently, and the Ukraine shows today, Barack Obama needs to learn how to shut his mouth. Yet, who knew when he said, “there will be costs,” we would be the ones to pay? To paraphrase Lincoln, it is better to shut up and be thought weak than to open your mouth and prove it. Someone should tell Barry. Every time his mouth writes a check his butt won’t cash, he weakens America and makes the world a much more dangerous place for everyone. Does anyone really think that if the Chinese attack Japan over the Senkaku Islands, Obama, even though treaty-bound, will come to their aid? If the Iranians declare they have a nuclear weapon, will Obama do one *** thing? Putin does not respect Obama -- he views him as weak and incompetent, ill suited for the world stage and the big game. He took the measure of Obama in 2009, ...
The Chinese believe that they can achieve their objective of acquiring islands throughout the South and East China Seas without a fight. It worked against the Philippines. If they try the same strategy against Japan over the Senkaku Islands, they just may get a bloody surprise. On January 21, 2014, a 5,000 ton patrol boat began regular patrols from a newly established base on Woody Island. Included in its patrol area is Scarborough Shoal that was abandoned by the Philippine Navy on June 15 2012 to a superior Chinese naval force after a brief encounter.. KASI DUWAG SI PRES. PENOY Unlike the Paracels, the Chinese seizure of the shoal was accomplished through simple intimidation without a shot fired. The success of the strategy has prompted Beijing to look at the event as a model for future actions that have been labeled as "extended coercion."
Reading up on Senkaku Islands dispute after reading this economist article comparing situation to build up to WWI.
Expert: China Preparing to Target U.S. Aircraft Carriers “Mutually Assured Destruction” guiding hypersonic missile policy in Washington & Beijing Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com January 20, 2014 China’s new hypersonic missile vehicle is primarily designed to target U.S. aircraft carriers, military expert Chen Hu told the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) in yet another admission of Beijing’s increasingly hostile geopolitical posturing. The WU-14, a hypersonic glide vehicle which can penetrate missile defense systems by traveling at up to ten times the speed of sound, underwent its first test flight earlier this month. Despite assurances by China’s defense ministry that the new vehicle was not aimed at any particular country, Chinese military expert Chen Hu told state media that the system, “can surely be used against US carriers in any region around the globe” and that it was “designed to strike large military targets including US aircraft carriers.” Noting that the development o ...
The truth of that proposition is currently on display from Syria to the Senkaku Islands to the Central African Republic."-Gideon Rachman
Chinese balloonist attempts landing on disputed Senkaku islands
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The Rubio family: experts on illegal intrusion. MT Met Coast Guard re: Illegal Chinese intrusion on Islands.
Marco Rubio in Japan MT Briefing on China's increased intrusion into waters surrounding Senkaku Islands http…
The Senkaku Islands are an inherent part of the territory of Japan in light of historical facts and based on international law.
Met with Admiral Yuki the Commandant of Coast Guard regarding Illegal Chinese intrusion on Islands.
news China starts building second aircraft carrier: media BEIJING, JAN 19 - China has started constructing the second of four planned aircraft carriers, a top government official said according to media reports on Saturday. The ship is under construction in the northeastern port of Dalian and will take six years to build, the reports said quoting Wang Min, Communist Party chief for Dalian's Liaoning province. The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was completed in September 2012 in a symbolic milestone for the country's increasingly muscular military. Another two are in the pipeline, according to Wang, in a projection of power that could be seen as contradicting Beijing's long-stated policy of arming itself strictly for self- defence. When the Liaoning went into service, Beijing and Tokyo were locked in a territorial row over the Japanese- controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus. The row continues to simmer, along with other sovereignty d ...
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui repeated Thursday that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan. The islets are 'Japanese territory based on international law,' Lee, 91, said in a speech to ...
The Strategic Implications of Japan's Resurgence BY Dan Twining JANUARY 16, 2014 - 04:49 PM Share + 64 Shares Japan East Asia For the past year, the Western news cycle around Japan has focused on two themes: (1) "Abenomics," or the attempt to revive Japanese economic growth through monetary stimulus, currency depreciation, and structural reform, and (2) China's growing contestation of Japan's control over the Senkaku Islands, including at sea and more recently through Beijing's unilateral declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone. In the economic domain, if one looks at all of Asia, more attention remains focused on China's economic reform program and expectations of continued high growth in the 7 to 8 percent range, alongside skepticism that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can return a mature Japanese economy to sustained growth. On security, there is an expectation that a "declining" Japan's claim to the Senkakus will be increasingly difficult to defend against pressure from a rising China -- ...
1971 CIA Analysis Supports Japan's Claim to Senkaku Islands A recently declassified U.S. intelligence report from May 1971 provides rich, startling details about the complicated international dispute over the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands. After conducting sophisticated examinations of the historical, legal, geopolitical and cartographic evidence, the CIA report reaches a conclusion that leans strongly in favor of the Japanese claim of sovereignty.
[Admin Supremo] Japan rejects China's fishing rules in disputed waters TOKYO - Japan plans to lodge a protest soon with China over new fishing rules Beijing has imposed on disputed waters in the South China Sea, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday. Kishida said the government will continue to seek more details through diplomatic channels about the area targeted by the restrictions imposed by China's southern Hainan Province. "If it affects freedom of navigation in the waters, we need to send a clear message to China in cooperation with other countries," Kishida told reporters. The rules require foreign fishing vessels to obtain approval before entering the waters under the jurisdiction of Hainan. Countries embroiled in territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea -- the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan -- protested the rules, and the United States also criticized the action as provocative. The imposition of the rules came after China abruptly declared an Air Defense Identification Zone in ...
China Mobilizes 100,000 Troops In Preparation For Korean Peninsula Crisis WARS N RUMORS OF WARS: In what PLA sources are describing as an unusually high figure, China has mobilized 100,000 troops to take part in a border exercise as part of preparations for a Korean Peninsula crisis. “The drill is a normal military exercise to train soldiers to fight in winter and long-range conditions, according to national state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). However, a source from the People’s Liberation Army said that it is very rare to see 100,000 military personnel mobilized for a regular exercise. The 39th Army Group has only just completed its “Iron Flow 134″ exercise in the region late last year, the source added,” reports the Want China Times. The exercises have been launched in response to the execution of Jang Sung-taek, former vice chairman of North Korean National Defense Commission, which caused consternation in Beijing because Jang was seen as a trusted mediator between North Korea ...
Today in History for Year 2013 Months in Year 2013: January February March April 4th Historical Events Jan 1st - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military Jan 1st - 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri Jan 1st - 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations Jan 1st - 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal Jan 1st - 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola Jan 1st - US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff Jan 1st - Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861 Jan 3rd - 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq Jan 4th - 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria Jan 4th - 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines Jan 4th - 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope ...
BEIJING--China sent 50 patrol missions into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013, the state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted officials as saying on Jan. 16.
Modern Age in the Last Days Kindly Pray for the Prayer Point at the end . Today's Scripture . “You then ... be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” - (2 Timothy 2:1). . Thoughts for Today . A few years ago, a newly elected politician proclaimed, “We are the children of the modern age!” . If this is true, a good question for us to ask is, “What has the modern age given us?” The answers that come to mind are disheartening: crack cocaine, satanic cults, instructions on safe sex, misdirected individuals who would rather save a spotted owl than an innocent baby inside a mother’s womb. . The modern age has given us a liberal media that paints Bible-believing Christians as right-wing zealots and fanatics. It has given us the institutional church, which has become so entwined with the radical left that it is difficult to distinguish between the church and the modern age! . Difficulties like these should not surprise us. Paul told Timothy that in the last days: . People will be lovers of them ...
Q : Analyse how in recent times the nations like and dominate the weaker countries . Ans : There is a long history of major powers using international law against other states but not complying with it themselves , and even reinterpreting or making new multilateral rules to further their geopolitical and economic interests . The same approach is followed by China and USA in international relations to rein in the weaker states. The 1980s Nicaraguan case in ICJ against USA for supporting the contras in their insurrection against the Nicaraguan government and for mining the Nicaragua’s harbours clearly reveals how USA , by using its might in premier institutions had been successful in escaping the procedures and ignored the very rule of law..Even after held guilty by the ICJ , USA blocked the judgement enforcement by the UNSC , preventing Nicaragua from obtaining any compensation. Its international invasions in various forms like that in Iraq and Afghanistan under the watchword “ you r either with us or ...
The CIA’s 1971 Secret Report On The Senkaku Islands Dispute Tensions have started flaring up again in regards to the Senkaku Islands, though to be honest that’s been going on for a while now. I brought the islands up in my “Where is Japan?” post, quite a while back and...
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Ten world's most outstanding politicians of 2012 The outgoing year will remain in people's memory for quite a number of major world events. Elections were held, new leaders were elected in many countries. Syria was the most talked-about country in 2012, so Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can be named the politician of the year. Of course, many other significant events took place in different parts of the world. Pravda.Ru offers its own version of world's ten most outstanding politicians of the year. Bashar al-Assad When Time magazine was choosing its Person of the Year, the editors of the respectable publication clearly underestimated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Despite all efforts of the U.S., EU, Turkey and Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Assad has kept his post. He has turned into nearly the biggest thorn in the eye of Western countries. It seemed that the West sentenced him to resign, but Assad stayed. Rumor has it that Assad is about to receive political shelter in Russia, but he is not going ...
The education ministry is reviewing its practice manual for school curriculum guidelines to underscore the government's position that the Senkaku Islands and the Takeshima islets are indisputable parts of Japan's territory, sources said.
Japan - China maritime tensions - Senkaku - Diaoyu - both sides are sending (para)military units in the disputed seas Japanese Military Drill, Chinese Coast Guard Patrol Both Aim At Disputed Islands China’s Coast Guard patrols and Japan’s military drills are the new normal for the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute. By Shannon Tiezzi January 14, 2014 It seems an ever-rising level of tension has become the norm in the East China Sea. From China’s new ADIZ to Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine; from angry op-eds written by Chinese and Japanese Ambassadors to Japan and China trading barbs over new fishing rules in the South China Sea, hardly a week goes by without some new incident pushing China and Japan farther apart (and closer towards conflict). This week was no exception. Three Chinese Coast Guard vessels patrolled near the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands on Sunday morning, entering waters claimed by Japan. In response, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters, “We can never overlook s ...
The U.S. is developing programs in multiple areas, including aviation, space, the navy, communications, intelligence and electronic combat, to try to close access routes to China through the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. During the next decade, the Pentagon has a budget of $524.5 billion to create two air-sea combat blockades aimed at controlling China. In the strategic context of air-sea warfare, the aviation program will be the most expensive and will include long-range combat aircraft. The second most expensive will be the naval program, and it is hoped that both will be up and running by 2018. According to the Washington Post, “Washington is concerned about Beijing’s growing power, which is why it is aiming to apply certain containment policies.”* The paper also reported that the U.S. has signed an agreement with Singapore that will allow it to set up a new military base there, home to the newest state-of-the-art American warships. The project, which will be completed by 2023, will inclu ...
Japan's education ministry plans to stipulate in teaching manuals that the disputed Senkaku Islands are "our inherent territories".
Former Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Sha Zukang has warned that the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands could lead to World War III. Zukang is known as an outspoken figure who previously said the United States should...
EUR/JPY Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 13 – 17, 2014 Forecast The EUR/JPY remained in a tight range at 142.21. The pair moved between 141.50 and a 143.18 as the euro gained a bit of momentum after the ECB held rates and policy. In contrast to the Fed, the European Central Bank has kept holding out the prospect of yet more stimulus. On Thursday, ECB President Mario Draghi underlined his determination to act should deflation become a real risk or rising money rates threaten a fragile recovery. Eighteen months since the European Central Bank (ECB) president declared he would do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro, fresh signs are emerging that his ad-libbed lines in a July 2012 London speech still serve as a potent force. The confidence Draghi engendered helped dissipate a crisis that brought the very existence of the euro into question. Among the reasons to turn upbeat: Ireland this week sold bonds for the first time after graduating from a three-year bailout programme. Portugal and perhaps e ...
Erase that war with China 'in 2014' By Peter Lee : At the end of 2011, in an article on this site titled "Maybe that war with China isn't so far off after all", I drew that gloomy conclusion because the United States, thanks to the justifications, excuses, and pretexts surrounding its desire to "pivot to Asia", had created the doctrinal and public relations justification and institutional incentives for military hostilities with the PRC. [1] The slowly developing pivot has certainly created problems for the People's Republic in 2013, energizing its antagonists, marginalizing its supporters, and turning China's search for advantage in its East Asian environment into a grinding, costly slog, marked by incessant friction between Japan and China, the escalating defiance of the Philippines, and the alarming emergence of India as Japan's explicit security partner. Despite talk of a "new model" of US-China relations, the new regime of Xi Jinping has not hit many of the conciliatory marks that the United States p ...
Continued from the post on January 5th, The pictures of the Natural Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl, Hawaii. If you look carefully at the picture of the map, it shows that the territorial map during the war, August 1944 to September 1945. The map was drawn by American government at that time, and, as you can see, the white area is the territory of Japan. The map, which was drawn after the World War II, is the evidence that Japan had expanded their territory further up to China, Korea, and etc. Okinawa is in red zone in the map which means the island at that time was under the United States rule, this remained until the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese control on May 15th, 1972. Meanwhile, after the World War II, on June 17th, 1971, there was also the reversion of the mainland of China, Korea, Vietnam and so on to their control based upon Treaty of San Francisco. Furthermore, it is still fresh on our memory that the Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei achieved reopening of diplomatic relation with C ...
The dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands -- China calls them the Diaoyu -- threatens to boil over into a military confrontation that coul...
The Philippine National Front's Latest Message: End CPP-NPA-NDF-MAKABAYAN-BAYAN's corrupt, puppet and brutal rule of the Fatherland! Ever since BAYAN and MAKABAYAN Coalitions was exposed as the Pork Barrel users and their criminal negligence of the people’s welfare bared in the face of successive disasters last year, the Filipino people’s demand for an end to their corrupt, puppet and brutal reign has gained strength and breadth. The Filipino people are thoroughly fed up with years of The Group of Traitor’s lies about their so-called clean governance and delivery of public services to the people. Gross corruption is as brazen as ever, especially in the form of favors given by the MAKABAYAN and BAYAN Coalition to Chinese Imperialism. Despite Denials that they are linked to the CPP-NPA-NDF, it has also come to light how they been using hundreds of billions of pesos of PDAF funds to fund their agenda,To Arm the New People's Army with Sophisticated Equipment even Funding the Communist Candidate Teddy Ca ...
Japan - UN missions in Africa are helping to "normalize" the country - some interesting arguments in this NBR article UN Operations in Africa Provide a Mechanism for Japan’s Military Normalization Agenda By Jeremy Taylor and Michael Edward Walsh January 7, 2014 The recent deterioration of the security situation in South Sudan and the UN Security Council’s decision to double the number of peacekeepers in the country to 12,500 troops have placed Japan’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) in sharp focus. [1] The increase in violence, ongoing threats to civilians, and the death of two Indian peacekeepers clearly challenge Japanese peacekeepers’ limited and complicated rules of engagement. [2] But the crisis also provides Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a unique opportunity to further erode the country’s pacifist constitution, as evidenced by his recent decision to resupply South Korean peacekeepers with ammunition. [3] Abe is certainly not the first *** ...
In today's NTD China News, the US and Japan are in talks over operational plans in case of a Chinese attack on the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. South Kor...
08012014 Japan scrambles jets as Chinese plane flies near disputed waters Jan 08, 2014 Ida Torres National No Comments A Chinese government plane flew near the disputed Senkaku Islands (called Diaoyu by China) on Tuesday, forcing Japan to scramble fighter jets to lead them away from the area. This is the first such incident since China established its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in November, which overlaps with some areas of Japan’s own zone. The Ministry of Defense said that a Chinese Y-12 propeller plane flew into Japan’s zone, 160 kilometers from the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands that is also being claimed by China. The plane voluntarily left to go back to China, without entering disputed airspace, but this was probably due to the presence of Japan’s military planes. While this was the first air incident in more than a month, last December 30, 3 Chinese vessels were spotted entering the waters near the islands, which was officially protested by Japan through the Chinese embassy in . ...
Senkaku Islands are target practice places of the United States Armed Forces
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quarrel between CHN and JPN over the Senkaku Islands is a diversion;real action in the South China Sea,said to hold large petroleum reserves
This is beginning to look a lot like 1914 or 1939, world ought to take note via
China/Japan BOTH risking war due to unforeseen and unpredictable risks taken on BOTH sides,this could be very bad
“Senkaku Islands: Sends Jets in Row over disputed territory ownership.
Senkaku Islands: Japan Sends Jets in China Row: Japan has scrambled fighter jets to head off…
Losing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands could win China the 10 Dash Line
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"Senkaku Islands sink. Diplomats heave a sigh of relief." These in-game tidbits are priceless. Keep them coming!
The dispute over the Senkaku islands today is really a relic of WW2, with a strange intersection of US imperialism...
In 1972, the US reverted control of the Ryūkyūs along with the ceding of control over the nearby Senkaku Islands...
China, Japan envoys resort to ‘Harry Potter’ villain barbs amid high tensions: Tokyo’s envoy to London, Keiichi Hayashi, took to the UK’s Daily Telegraph Monday to liken Beijing to boy wizard Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis from author JK Rowling’s wildly-popular book and film franchise. "East Asia is now at a crossroads. There are two paths open to China," Hayashi wrote. "One is to seek dialogue, and abide by the rule of law. The other is to play the role of Voldemort in the region by letting loose the evil of an arms race and escalation of tensions, although Japan will not escalate the situation from its side," he said. Hayashi went on to mention a core source of animosity between the neighbors, Japan’s devastating violence aimed at China and other areas in Asia during World War II. "The answer seems obvious. Although China has so far refused to enable dialogue between our leaders, I sincerely hope that it will come forward, rather than keep invoking the ghost of 'militarism' of seven decades ...
This is a very long read but quite fascinating. worth reading US dollar to dominate as spectre of 1914 returns Military tension between China, Japan and the US is rising. We enter the year of the all-conquering US dollar. As the global security system unravels - with echoes of 1914 - the premium on the world’s safe-haven currency must rise. The effect is doubly powerful since the US economy is simultaneously coming back to life. America has shaken off the most drastic fiscal tightening since the Korean War, thanks to quantitative easing. Growth is near “escape velocity” - at least for now - at a time when half of Europe is still trapped in semi-slump and China is trying to cool the world’s most dangerous credit boom. As the Fed turns off the spigot of dollar liquidity, it will starve the world’s dysfunctional economy of $US1 trillion a year of stimulus. This will occur through the quantity of money effect, hitting in a series of hammer blows, regardless of whether interest rates remain at zero. ...
The Nobel'ers did a fantastic job throwing the peace thingy at BO to keep trouble from the Senkaku islands.
Predictions for 2014: The Year of the Grind - View the email in your browser (.Predictions For 2014--The Sinocism China Newsletter 01.05.14 (am taking the plunge with some predictions for 2014. My 2013 predictions, made December 2012 in The New York Times (is the Year of the Horse but it will also likely become known as the Year of the Grind as Beijing works through its many political, economic, environmental and social challenges;2. Xi Jinping will continue to consolidate power. The apparent ongoing purge of Zhou Yongkang and his allies will result in Xi having more control over both the security services and the military than any leader in decades;3. Xi's appointment to head the leading group for comprehensively deepening reform is positive for reform prospects. Some had expected Premier Li Keqiang to lead the group and now see this move as a diminution of Li, but given that the scope of the group is much broader than just the economy it makes more sense for the General Secretary to lead it. Only Xi may ...
Caught red handed poaching whales in the whale sanctuary. Following Japanese logic, I say Japan should let China conduct some scientific fishing research in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
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Neither China nor Japan is backing down in the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands dispute. Could there be an armed conflict? Could it turn into full-out war? What is at ...
Just about two weeks ago, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe decided to make an official visit the Yasukuni Shrine, a place where people pay homage to those died in the war and therefore including the WWII war criminals. This has been the first one by an encumbent Japanese PM since 2006. Expectedly, Abe's visit provoked immediate rebuke from neighboring countries as China and Korea harshly criticizes Abe's visit to the Yasukuni. But besides all the harsh diplomatic talks, what are the real costs for Abe at this moment? But why visit it in the first place anyway, especially when you know it will not be received kindly by your neighbors? Firstly, it seems from the Japanese PM's statement, he really believes that what he does is morally justified as he is not intending to use the visit to the Yasukuni to pay respect to the war criminals, they just happen to be one of those war-dead and he sincerely does not want to hurt the feelings of the Chinese and Korean people. From the tone of the statement, that sounds fair enoug ...
Japan vs. China: Tensions Rise and the Race to Arms Surges By Katie Spence | More Articles January 4, 2014 | Comments (10) F-35A. Photo: Lockheed Martin via Northrop Grumman. Recently, Japan approved a budget that'll increase defense spending for the second consecutive year. This news, of course, didn't go over well with China. However, considering the International Institute for Strategic Studies, or IISS, estimates that China's defense spending is second only to that of the United States -- and could eventually surpass it -- China's complaint is reminiscent of the pot calling the kettle black. China doesn't see it that way, as the tension between Japan and China has continued to escalate. How will this all end? For now, we don't know. But one thing we do know is the race to arms is great news for defense contractors. Here's what else you need to know. Pile on the weapons China and Japan have been at odds for quite some time, thanks in part to a hostile dispute over the Senkaku Islands. This dispute has ...
Is World War Three about to start... by accident? Max Hastings - Perhaps it is possible - and how nice it would be to believe this - that war between the greatest nations on earth has been abolished. The cost and the threat of nuclear escalation is so horrendous that reason argues that nothing remotely resembling the 20th century’s vast global clashes can ever happen again. Assuredly, there can be no more Dunkirks or D-Days, because no Western nation - even the United States - can deploy a mass army. If conflict does come, it will be waged with the high-tech weapons of our own time: warplanes manned and unmanned, missiles, cyber-attack weapons and the many instruments of destruction guided from space satellites. But this would not make a great power conflict any less catastrophic. And this is why a shiver will have run through the leaderships of Asia and of the Western powers this week when China’s ambassador to London argued that Japan risks ‘a serious threat to global peace’ by ‘rekindling’ ...
Email Print 14 December 2013| last updated at 07:57PM Japan, ASEAN seek 'freedom of overflight' amid China tensions 0 comments TOKYO: Japan and SouthEast Asian countries agreed Saturday on the importance of freedom in the skies, in the first major gathering of the continent’s leaders since China ramped up regional tensions with a controversial air defence zone. The cautious show of support for Tokyo in its bitter row with Beijing came as Japan pledged $20 billion in aid and grants for the region. At a summit in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) “agreed to enhance co-operation in ensuring freedom of overflight and civil aviation safety”. “We underscored the importance of maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region and promoting maritime security and safety, freedom of navigation... and resolution of disputes by peaceful means.” The statement will be seen as a mild regional rebuke for China, which has ...
Zubr class amphibious hovercraft will allow Chinese Navy (PLAN) to quickly access Senkaku Islands
Looks like we dodged a bullet... China recently laid claim to the Senkaku islands (not for the islands themselves but for the fishing waters around them) and demanded that any passenger aircraft now identify itself to China before flying in the zone. Japanese airliners (like ANA, the one we flew) refused to go along with this, as it would be seen as giving up the Japanese claim. There was a slim chance we'd be mistaken for an incursioning military plane, but all went well. Excitement :-)
China balloonist misses mark in island spat - Japan’s coast guard pulled Chinese balloonist out of the sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands on New Year’s day after he failed to land
If one reads history, the problem about Senkaku islands or Diao Yu islands, was caused by USA. Taiwan is also not recognized by Japan as a sovereign state, the fist country to actually set foot was Ancient China. Japan annexed it to USA after WW2.
China's Risky Flirtation With Military Adventurism Soviet officers knew that to act provocatively meant career suicide. Beijing is sending a different signal. By Edward Luttwak Jan. 1, 2014 5:14 p.m. ET On Dec. 5, a Chinese naval vessel deliberately attempted to block a U.S. Navy cruiser in international waters. In a startling revelation, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed to the press that at one point only 100 yards separated the two vessels. That raises an important question: Why did the Chinese commanders think it a good idea to provoke a near-collision with a U.S. warship? A growing record of encounters suggests that Chinese naval officers have career incentives to act provocatively, even at the risk of deadly incidents. So do their counterparts in the army. Forces under the Lanzhou Military Region, in China's west, thought it smart to seize Indian-controlled terrain in Ladakh this April. They retreated only when the Indians threatened to cancel a state visit. Similarly, the China Coast ...
A Chinese man was rescued by the Japan Coast Guard on Wednesday in Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands after he attempted to land on one of the China-claimed islets using a hot-air balloon, the coast guard said Thursday.
Chinese balloonist attempts landing on disputed Senkaku islands is taking away by Japan’s Coast Guard.
NAHA--The Japan Coast Guard on Jan. 1 rescued a Chinese cook adrift at sea after he failed to land on the disputed Senkaku Islands in a hot-air balloon, officials said.
Editor’s note: Internationally celebrated novelist Haruki Murakami contributed a point of view on the bitter dispute over the Senkaku Islands to The Asahi Shimbun in September 2012. In it, the best-selling author expresses concern that fallout from the territorial row between Japan and China is spil...
Komunidad December 30, 2013 What a Difference A Visit Makes By Arturo P. Garcia Widespread anger and protest continued to spread through Asia a day after governments condemned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, a place of reverence for Japan’s wartime dead. His Dec. 26 visit sparked an immediate reaction from Beijing, Seoul and Washington. This trigger an emotional outbursts both in the diplomatic circles, academic as well as all government involved especially those who were engaged in wars between Japan and its neighbors, Korea and China. In many parts of Asia, a visit to Yasukuni Shrine is seen as glorifying Japan’s wartime past because 14 Class-A war criminals are enshrined there along with the nation’s war dead. Abe visited the Tokyo shrine on the first anniversary of his second administration. *** Glorifying Japan’s wartime exploits and not owning to Japan’s brutal occupation of Asian countries are emotional issues as well as historical animosities between China an .. ...
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Obama faces resurgent al Qaeda in 2014 President Obama and his national security team are facing a number of security threats in the New Year. From turmoil in Afghanistan to the growth of al Qaeda cells, defense and intelligence officials are grappling with a host of challenges. Here are the top five threats facing the nation in 2014. AFGHANISTAN The Pentagon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are at odds over the terms of a bilateral security agreement that would set the ground rules for U.S. forces after 2014. U.S. officials pressed Karzai to ratify the pact by the end of 2013, but backed down over concerns that a deal might collapse. President Obama is considering a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, but many fear the “zero option” would lead to a repeat of Iraq, where the lack of U.S. forces allowed for a resurgence of al Qaeda and a wave sectarian violence against Iraqi forces and civilians. Defense officials also fear that the Taliban could quickly return to power. A recent assessment by U.S. ...
As if tensions between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands weren't high enough, China has decided to establish an air defense identification ...
happy new year! together let's restabilise the Swiss Franc, withdraw the US troops from Kazakhstan, ease Thailand's one child policy, and return the Senkaku Islands to the Eskimos.
Happy new year to all my friends and I pray for your safety in the year 2014. As the report below explains we are going to have a very bumpy ride. “Major changes” in Beijing’s national security situation The recent spate of bellicose militaristic rhetoric emanating out of Chinese state media has continued in the form of a 7,500 word Xinhua editorial which outlines how Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for war. According to a summary of the editorial, China’s “Mission Action 2013″ exercise was part of a move, “to deepen preparations for potential conflict to ensure that the troops are ready if called upon not only to fight, but to win.” President Xi’s increased number of visits to PLA military zones over the past year are part of military reforms in order “to prepare his troops in the event of war,” the editorial stated. The editorial cited the threats posed by Japan over the disputed Senkaku Islands, domestic terrorist attacks, and the ...
China and South Korea have been blaming Prime Minister Abe for trying to arm the country, though Japan is not nuclear armed at all; they said Japan could ask India for nuke supports. I've just read that India announced backing Japan with missiles by focusing their targets at China, when the Senkaku Islands became the issue between China and Japan.
New Bomber Can Nuke US Military Bases, Brags Chinese State Media - Paul Joseph Watson - Beijing's bellicose rhetoric intensifies Chinese state media is once again bragging about Beijing's military prowess, touting the fact that China's new H-6K strategic bomber can attack U.S. military bases in South Korea as well as the Japanese mainland using long range nuclear cruise missiles. The report features on the prominent pro-Communist Party news website Want China Times. "With a range of between 1,500 and 2,000 kilometers, the CJ-10 meets the requirements of the PLA Air Force to possess the capability to launch strategic missile attacks against US military facilities and those of its allies in the Western Pacific," states the report. The article also lauds the fact that the H-6K can target the Japanese mainland without even leaving Chinese airspace, in addition to Russian cities in the far east, all major cities in India, as well as Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, "in a potential war against Southeast A ...
How the Senkaku Islands are a microcasm of the tensions between the and
A(^O^)Z.But Japan made worked America often SENKAKU islands,Japan big earthquake etc.first I seem America do these,but Japan lie
China wants the resources of the Senkaku Islands. China is country of thief. Let's meet in the Hague.
China should STOP the violation of territorial waters to the Senkaku Islands. The Senkaku Islands is territory in Japan.
NightWatch For the night of 18 December 2013 China-US: Comment: By now every Reader knows that on 5 December the USS Cowpens, a guided missile cruiser, had a confrontation with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship. The Cowpens was observing the new Chinese aircraft carrier, Liaoning, on its maiden voyage during a naval drill, according to the Chinese.. Both ships and their escorts were operating in international waters, as the US defines them. The USS Cowpens got close to the Chinese task group and was ordered to move away. A Chinese ship manuevered to ram the US cruiser, but the US cruiser moved off. Analytical commentary has tended to see the confrontation as an example of new Chinese aggressiveness in protecting their territorial and airspace claims along the coast. The NightWatch perspective is that China's response to the USS Cowpens' surveillance is consistent with past Chinese behavior to prevent surveillance of high value assets. It is not new nor excessive. The incident provides no basis ...
.upset that is reacting 2 PRC provocation over Senkaku Islands by increasing military budget.What did China expect?
I am loving this back and forth over the Senkaku islands. The accusations, the thinly veiled threats. World-class political thriller here.
and could go to war over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, even if it meant economic ruin RT
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2 "force the nation to concentrate on other things, like the Senkaku Islands and other disputes over tiny uninhabited rocks, national pride.
Analysts told House members that the U.S. is unprepared for a potential war The U.S. needs to prepare for a potential war with China, according to a group of defense analysts at a U.S. House armed services subcommittee hearing this week. Both the U.S. and China have a stockpile of nuclear weapons. At the hearing, the defense analysts told the U.S. House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee that the Pentagon should begin a massive arms build-up, including additional nuclear submarines, for a possible war with China. “Chinese leaders are ambitious and they are moving toward great power status,” Seth Cropsey, a senior fellow at the D.C.-based Hudson Institute, said according to DoD Buzz. “The U.S. is not taking this possibility as seriously as it should.” To respond to this threat, he added, the U.S. needs to develop a detailed war plan involving U.S. military assets. Jim Thomas, the vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, ...
Apr 10th 2013 - Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands.
The risks of posturing in East Asia The deepening confrontational postures among countries in East Asia presents a significant risk not just to the short-term stability of the region, where miscalculations can lead to violent conflict, but also to the medium to long-term cooperative efforts that are needed to ensure that the evolution of regional order is locked into a peaceful and stable trajectory. The regional policies of China and the United States (including US-Japan alliance coordination) will have long-term ramifications for the way in which competition is managed and cooperation is deepened around shared interests. For the past two decades, the strategy espoused by Deng Xiaoping — for China to keep a low profile (tao guang yang hui) in international affairs — has been a key principle in Chinese foreign policy. However, around 2010, just before it overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy in nominal terms, China appeared to disregard Deng’s dictate in favour of a more confident, ...
SENKAKU ISLANDS are Japan's territory ‼︎ 10 people landed on the Uotsuri-jima of Japanese Senkaku islands Tokyo lawmakers memorial service participation
China Moon Landing A Military Threat Chriss Street China's December 15th soft-landing of an unmanned spacecraft on the moon was celebrated by the Xinhua News Agency as, "The dream for lunar exploration once again lights up the China Dream." China's neighbors saw the action as a nightmare demonstration of China's ability to launch a Multiple Reentry Vehicle ballistic missile, whose payload can deploy multiple nuclear warheads aimed to hit a group of targets. China's provocative moves are creating a muscular arms race in Asia. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a major report last May arguing China would be a "coercive power" in enforcement of its way with Japan, but emphasized that economic interdependence with the United States and the rest of Asia would prevent a major Cold-War style confrontation with China in the region. Carnegie claimed that despite hawkish rhetoric from Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's economic troubles and political paralysis would prevent it from ...
A heightening of tensions between the U.S. and Russia would dovetail with the threat of a new arms race in Asia between Japan and China in response to the crisis surrounding the disputed Senkaku Islands. - See more at:
According to VOA News,Japan is increasing its defense spending in the face of the ChiCom actions around the Senkaku Islands. Should the United States do the same?
Spread the fact ! Stop Swelling China ! Copy this video freely to spread the fact ! "From 1885 on, surveys of the Senkaku Islands had been thoroughly made by...
The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in...
new security strategy to counter assertive China Kyodo - Dec 17, 2013 Japan on Tuesday adopted a new national security strategy, pledging to beef up defenses against an increasingly assertive China to protect its territory, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to boost Tokyo’s standing as a contributor to global peace and security. In the national security policy approved by the Cabinet, the government states Japan will seek more “proactive” security roles for the Self-Defense Forces abroad, and will set new guidelines on arms exports, signaling a major shift from the country’s previous restrictive policy. With China’s influence growing in the region relative to that of the United States, the strategy puts importance on a strong Japan-U.S. security alliance as a counterbalance to stem security threats to Japan. It also calls for steps to tackle threats in cyberspace and outer space. The strategy, compiled at the order of Abe, will serve as the basis for the new national security council to make dec ...
China threatens U.S. cruiser in international waters – so much for “closer relations” Read more at infamously stated his “foreign policy” strategy was to pivot away from the Middle East and focus on China. Well, China seems to welcome that pivot as they have assumed territorial control of the Japanese Senkaku Islands and had another direct confrontation with the US Navy in the South China Sea earlier this month. According to Bill Gertz in the Washington Free Beacon: A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials. The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident. Read more at
Just because we do it, doesn't mean China or Russia couldn't try it on us. The Senkaku Islands will be an interesting place in 2014
If China & Japan go to war ( They DO hate each other ! ) - - - Will we really ally w/ Japan; knowing what will happen to our economy . . . This assuming; we don't get into a Nuclear exchange w/ China. What if this leads to N. Korea invading S. korea - w/ China's help . . or - China invading Taiwan ( Who also is disputing the Senkaku Islands. ), as; The PRC thinks Taiwan belongs to them, as well ?! China can obliterate our cities, as easily as we can theirs !
Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県 Okinawa-ken, in Okinawan language: Uchinaa-ken) is the southernmost prefecture in all of Japan. It consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. The Senkaku Islands are administered as part of Okinawa Prefecture. The climate of Okinawa is very mild throughout the year with an average temperature of about 22 degrees Celsius. Even in winter the temperature is about 15 degrees Celsius. There are many beautiful flowers coloring the landscape even in winter. Okinawa is a large group of small islands, and is Japans most southerly group of islands, it’s actually quite far from the Japanese mainland, and some parts of Okinawa are closer to Taiwan. There are three main island groups in Okinawa Prefecture: the Okinawa Islands, the Miyako Islands, and the Yaeyama Isl ...
December 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo The charter cruise ship the Costa Atlantica (about 85,000 tons), carrying 2,389 Chinese tourists, called at Naha Port on December 5. Visits by Chinese charter cruise ships were cancelled when the Senkaku Islands dispute occurred, so this is the first visit in a year an...
of the historical documents that clarify Japan's ownership of Senkaku Islands.
Air defence identification zone issues are not just about an island Shahid t komath Recently China made a controversial effort announcing an air identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea. It invited strong criticism from USA, Japan, and Thailand and even from India. Here we are dealing with various issues concerning with this issue. What is an ADIZ? Technically it is a section of international airspace over which the country has the right to identify any aircraft enters that region to protect from foreign threat. It is not a jurisdictional law, but only a customary law. What happens in such a space? After proclaiming the zone, the country would use radar to detect the threat and use radio to know who and why the suspicious act was occurred? It has the right to launch an aircraft for observation if it is needed. Anyway the country has no any authority to launch a direct attack on this site unless there is no a direct threat. What the problem with Chinas identification zone? 1-The Chinas ADIZ overlap ...
East Asia this year has been marked by rising tensions over the Senkaku Islands (known in China as the Diaoyu Islands).
Japan, ASEAN to unite on regional security ties: summit draft Kyodo - Nov 19, 2013 BANGKOK – Japan and the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations will express their resolve next month in Tokyo to bolster security ties for regional peace, with China’s growing maritime assertiveness in mind, a draft of their statement said Monday. At a joint summit, Japan and 10-member ASEAN will vow to “further cooperate for the global interest to maintain peace and stability in the region and the world,” according to the draft, a copy of which was obtained by Kyodo News. The document, tentatively titled “Medium to Long-Term Vision on Japan-ASEAN Friendship,” was drafted by Japan and proposed to ASEAN, a diplomatic source said. Based on the draft, Japan and ASEAN will aim to strengthen cooperation as partners in four areas — “peace and stability,” “prosperity,” “quality of life” and their relationship as “heart-to-heart partners.” To fulfill “more proactive roles” in regional and global pe ...
U.S. Navy Deploys $150 Million Submarine Hunters to Japan - The U.S. Navy just deployed Boeing P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters to Japan to "increase the U.S. military presence around the disputed Senkaku Islands." Japan "controls" the islands but China "claims them." According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the Poseidon is a "military version of a 737" with "advanced [equipment]" which enables it to "find and destroy enemy submarines and ships." To do this the P-8 carries "...
Russia Warns America ‘We Will Respond With Nukes’ Image: Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin (Wikimedia Commons). Deputy PM says Moscow “preparing a response” to U.S. plans for missile shield in Europe Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com December 11, 2013 Addressing the threat posed by plans by the United States to install a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin today asserted that Russia would respond with nuclear weapons if it was targeted by conventional American missiles Rogozin’s comments arrive just a day after President Vladimir Putin called on Russia to upgrade its weapons systems in order to repel U.S. plans to institute the EPAA missile shield in Europe, which is ostensibly designed to counter Iran’s nuclear build-up yet is also firmly pointed at Russia. Asserting that Russia was “preparing a response” to the U.S. missile defense system, Rogozin warned, “They may experiment with conventional weapons on strategic delivery platforms, but they must bea ...
The Leaflet and Video on the Senkaku Islands are now available in 11 languages.
Photo: Part of the 1000 boat Chinese fishing fleet departing for the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
READ AND SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE. We Never Learn By Former U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings Congressman Charlie Wilson, who won the only war the U.S. has won since World War II, and I was having lunch before I retired in 2005. Charlie hadn’t had a drink in five years, was remarried and looked five years younger. “You know how we won that war?” said Charlie. “The Afghans don’t like foreigners and the Russians were foreigners. In fact, they don’t like each other” observed Charlie. “The warlord in the North was our friend and I was always paying off the warlord in the South to get him to go along.” After twelve years in Afghanistan, it appears that we’re the foreigners and warlords still don’t like each other. I was happy when President Obama said we’d be out of Afghanistan in 2014. Now it looks like we are staying another ten years. Today, the Taliban carry the battle. Nobody trained the Taliban to fight. If we haven’t taught the Afghans to fight in twelve years, I don’t ...
let's pray that the Chicoms and thier Korean clients stand down re: the Senkaku Islands
Japanese media outlets have been feverishly dreaming up scenarios of war with China as soon as next year in response to Beijing’s imposition of an air defense zone over the disputed Senkaku Islands...
Islands tensions drive Russia and Japan closer over security threat posed by China
.Change of Air Defense Identification Zone for the Senkaku Islands in China, is a harbinger of unilateral invasion.
China urges Japan to stop provocations after Japan publishing a video asserting claim on islands called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan
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The Economist explains: Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
From historical facts and international law, the Senkaku Islands are Japan.
>SENKAKU's FACT6;_ on the Islands to formally incorporate the Senkaku Islands into the territory of Japan.(*
>SENKAKU's FACT3;_of Okinawa Prefecture and by way of other methods. Through these surveys, it was confirmed that the Senkaku Islands_ *
>SENKAKU's FACT2;_From 1885, surveys of the Senkaku Islands were thoroughly carried out by the Government of Japan through the agencies_ *
The Senkaku Islands consist of those islands such as the Uotsuri Island, Kitakojima Island, and Minamikojima Island, Kubajima Island, Taisyojima Island, Okinokitaiwa, Okinominamiiwa and Tobise.
So, I will first offer praise for an action taken by Obama and then go on a rant about our horrible foreign policy and how we are losing standing and credibility in the world. First, credit to the President for either coming up with the idea for or approving the overflight of the Senkaku Islands region. For those who have not been following this China continues to try and exert it's might and influence in the regions around Japan, the Koreas, Indonesia and the Philippines, making bigger and stronger claims to coastal waters and air and other territorial rights that go against international law. Japan has controlled these islands since 1895. After WW2 the US administered these islands until 1972, when it returned control of the islands located south of Japan, north of Taiwan and in the East China Sea off the coast of China. The islands are close to key shipping lanes, fertile fishing grounds and there is some thought that there is also a good potential for the region to become oil-producing. Three of these ...
Heard on the radio yesterday that S. Korea extended its own air defense zone to overlap China’s. Hmmm. Maybe we should begin paying attention to what's going on in the Senkaku Islands with China, Japan and S. Korea. Let's not forget that China is the biggest owner of dollar and Treasury bond holdings, so they have us by the balls. The threat of crushing the dollar is enough to keep us out of a conflict there. And given that China has been buying up a *** of a lot of tangible assets (land, gold, oil reserves) around the globe, which is a hedge to protect against a devaluation of its U.S. dollar and Treasury holdings, they are more than prepared to follow through on that threat. I don't know - something I was just thinking about on my way to work this morning.
The following essay explains how China, and the other BRICS, are making the US obsolete, and how the Obama administration, and the federal reserve are helping them, intentionally or not. By reading it you will see how to protect yourself from the economic fallout to come. Ignore it at your peril. (courtesy Alasdair Macleod) The great game accelerates… Alasdair Macleod – 09 December 2013 In the jigsaw that is the Great Game of Asia pieces which heretofore made little sense on their own are beginning to slot in to give us an idea of the final picture. These disparate pieces are as varied as China’s claim of territorial rights over Japan’s Senkaku Islands, NATO’s backing off from Syria, America’s détente with Iran and the surprising move by Iran to improve relations with the other Gulf States. The Chinese yuan is now second only to the US dollar in trade finance, displacing the euro. George Osborne, UK Chancellor at very short notice recently flew over to China, when there was already a Brit ...
Having trouble viewing this email? View it online. Money and Markets Monday, December 9, 2013 YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR THE UNBIASED MARKET COMMENTARY YOU WON'T GET FROM WALL STREET It's Time to Take Action Against Washington and Wall Street by Larry Edelson Dear Subscriber, Larry Edelson It's time to get ready to rebel against Washington and against Wall Street investment bankers who play with your money. I'm dead serious about it. Why? Because the war cycles — as I've told you before — are ramping up in a way that has not happened in at least 100 years. Mind you, the war cycles — a kind of volatility index that measures the cycles of mass human social unrest — are not something to take lightly. Click for larger version Early this year, in January, I told you how they are ramping up and look what happened: In April of this year, North Korea threatened to nuke the west coast. Then in April and May, Egypt erupted in social unrest that led to the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July. Then there was ...
- The U.S. says it has sided with Japan over the Senkaku Islands and China's newly created Air Defense Zo...
Rationally, it makes little sense for it to risk its economic growth over a conflict in the East China Sea. However, China's bullying bid for the Senkaku Islands is part of a much broader strategy.
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Boeing's P-8 Poseidon, built upon the frame of a 737, carries anti-ship and anti-submarine weaponry and has recently been deployed to the disputed Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. While the placement of what the Pentagon calls "the most ...
No offense but "Diaoyu", the so-called "real" name of the Senkaku Islands sounds like the name of a new Pokémon.
Defying orders from Beijing, a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Senkaku Islands without informing China on Monday.
oooh snap China crossing the sea border in Japan near the Senkaku islands, this thing is about to get hot
China has admitted scrambling fighters to intercept American and Japanese planes flying over the Senkaku islands, and has been sailing its sole carrier into
Amidst tensions with the United States over the disputed Senkaku Islands, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is bragging that its aircraft carrier combat task force, led by the inaugural Liaoning...
OVER the past year the Senkaku islands, a clutch of five uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, have shown their ability to convulse relations between China and Japan, Asia's two biggest powers. They have even raised the spectre of military conflict, which America fears it might be dragged into.…
Did it ever occur to you that China has territorial disputes with all the nations it shares a border with and eight other countries? The exception is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which it keeps on its payroll. A look into the phenomenon that is Chinese imperialism and its expansionist designs. Here is a list of the countries that have territorial and border disputes with China: Japan :: Parts of the East China Sea, particularly the Senkaku Islands. Also, on occasion, the Ryukyu Islands, on the grounds that the completely independent Kingdom of Ryukyu was once a vassal state of China. The Kingdom of Ryukyu terminated tributary relations with China in 1874.  Vietnam :: China claims large parts of Vietnam on historical precedent (Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644). Also, Macclesfield Bank, Paracel Islands, parts of the South China Sea and the Spratly Islands.  India :: China illegally occupies 38,000 sq km (Aksai Chin) of land in Jammu & Kashmir. It also holds 5,180 km of Indian territory in Pakistan occupied K ...
BERLIN/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Own report) - Despite escalating tensions in East Asia, German companies have announced new arms exports to Western allies in China's vicinity. Kiel's HGW shipbuilding company has confirmed its decision to sell two submarines to Singapore. In the island disputes in eastern and southeastern Asia, Singapore is seen as one of the West's reliable partners. The current territorial disputes over the archipelago known as the "Diaoyu Islands" (in China) and the "Senkaku Islands" (in Japan), which are claimed by both countries, gives an indication of the conflicts emerging in the region. Interest in these islands is based not so much on their resources but rather on conflicting geo-strategic interests: These Islands are part of a chain of islands Beijing considers an important defense against possible aggression. Berlin is observing these tensions with apprehension because they could threaten German business interests. German arms exports to the region, as well as the Bundeswehr's growin ...
For those of you that have never heard of the Senkaku Islands.they belong to Japan...PERIOD. Let's support our allies!
USA - CHINA - The United States sent two military planes over the disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea without informing China which has asserted its control over the airspace, a Pentagon...
China Sea – The Rising of an Economic Conflict: Behind nearly every international conflict lurks an economic motive. Japan’s interest, like it or not, in the East China Sea Senkaku Islands is a leftover over from their imperial expansion prior to which the Islands were well within coastal territorial zone. The U.S. has a much bigger stake; China is in the process of dumping $3.5 Trillion in U.S. currency reserves as part of their, along with Russia, Iran, India, Brazil etc., plan to circumvent the U.S. Dollar’s Reserve Currency status. No longer a productive economic powerhouse or substantively potent in the eyes of a Challenger the U.S. at present has only one response; military blustering. For Americans, the price of 50 plus years of progressive recklessness offers no easy escape. As the U.S. becomes increasingly cornered, economically and strategically, the cost will only multiply. CG
KOWTOWING TO THE CHICOMS? According to a report by ForeignPolicy.com, the Obama administration may be ready to accept the ChiCom air defense zone over the Senkaku Islands. Are there any allies Obama won't sell out?
A short while ago, I conveyed that China had declared that the ocean and airspace surrounding the Senkaku Islands, as well as Okinawa as their territory and that they would violently defend it. Upon encroachment from both South Korea and Japan (Whose territory it actually is) they issued further warnings and threats of violence. Upon brazen, unannounced military flights from the Okinawa airbase of the American military, they said, "Meh, it's cool.".
Joe Biden arrives in Beijing to ease tensions over Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands – video
No problem ^^/ I'm glad you knew about it too ! This link has more specific jouhou :)
One thing that has not been mentioned ONCE in all the talk about the Senkaku Islands and the Chinese-Japanese dispute about ownership, into which the U.S. has been drawn, is the ecological issue surrounding the ownership. China, alas, is not known for its environmental progressiveness. The Japanese, in the person of ornithologist extraordinaire Hiroshi Hasegawa, have lured the highly endangered short-tailed albatross to nest on the Senkaku Islands since their only nesting site, Torishima, is an active-volcanic island, where the birds' entire reproductive success could be wiped out at once. The Chinese, both mainland and Taiwan, take the eggs of the albatross for mooncakes, and ships from China trawl for coral in the reefs around Senkaku. It is too bad that in the pissing contest about territory no one mentions what is in the best interest of the earth.
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China and Japan dispute over Senkaku islands. I'm wondering, what kind of minerals are there?
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Oil the problem with regard to the Senkaku Islands. So, what's new?
GRAPHIC: China's new Air Identification Zone over the Islands overlaps Japan's
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Excellent backgrounder on the Senkaku/Diaoyus dispute. Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
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Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
."Biden arrives in Beijing...amid row over Chinese airspace" Row's over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands natural gas fields. Negotiate that.
If I worked for We organized a twerk-off between diplomats near the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands on an aircraft carrier.
China air zone poses dilemma to Japan: China’s creation of an air defence zone that covers the Senkaku Islands...
Both China and Japan claim ownership to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, with the choice of name depending on your position regarding ownership
China’s military ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday over its disputed East China Sea air defense zone by threatening military action against Japan and saying it would enforce new aircraft controls. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yangsheng accused Japan in a statement of “making trouble” and he warned Chinese military aircraft would enforce the newly imposed Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ. “Japan’s actions have seriously harmed China’s legitimate rights and security interests, and undermined the peace and stability in East Asia,” Geng said through the official Xinhua News Agency. “China has to take necessary reactions.” Geng listed a series of actions by Japan he said had increased tensions, including Tokyo’s frequent dispatch of ships and aircraft to areas near the disputed Senkaku islands, threats to shoot down Chinese drones, and overall escalation of regional tensions.
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You have "The Senkaku mole," not "The Diaoyu mole" RTWho really owns the Senkaku islands? ”
"Harder ask question when title takes Japanese name. "Who really owns Senkaku islands?
That answers that question: Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
So China and Japan are once again at each other's throats over the Diaoyu, or Senkaku Islands, as they're known in Japan. So why does China hate Japan? On th...
Neither Beijing nor Taipei dispute that the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands — along with the entire island of Taiwan — were formally under Japanese occupation at the time. However, per post-WW II arrangements, Japan was required to surrender territories obtained from aggression and revert them to their pre-1895 legal status. The second piece evidence is a Chinese map from 1958 that excludes the Senkaku Islands from Chinese territory. But the Japanese government’s partial unveiling leaves out important information from the map’s colophon: “certain national boundaries are based on maps compiled prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War(1937-1945).” Qing period (1644-1911) records substantiate Chinese ownership of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands prior to 1895. Envoy documents indicate that the islands reside inside the “border that separates Chinese and foreign lands.” And according to Taiwan gazetteers, “Diaoyu Island accommodates ten or more large ships” under the jurisdiction of Kavalan, Taiwan.
UPDATE: American and ChiCom planes are now having encounters around the Senkaku Islands. Have Obama's actions with regards to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran encouraged the ChiComs to be more aggressive in the Senkakus?
Is Shinzo Abe's 'new nationalism' a throwback to Japanese imperialism? The escalating standoff in the Pacific is seen by Beijing and Seoul as proof that Japan is reviving its military mindset The deepening confrontation between Japan and its giant neighbour, China, over a disputed island chain, which this week sucked in US military forces flying B-52 bombers, holds no terrors for Kenji Fujii, captain of the crack Japanese destroyer JS Murasame. As a battleship-grey drizzle sweeps across Yokosuka harbour, home port to the Japan maritime self-defence force and the US Seventh Fleet, Fujii stands four-square on his helicopter deck, a totemic red Japanese sun-ray ensign flapping at the flagstaff behind him. His stance exudes quiet purposefulness. The Murasame, armed with advanced missiles, torpedoes, a 76mm rapid-fire turret cannon and a vicious-looking Phalanx close-in-weapons-system (CIWS) Gatling gun, is on the frontline of Japan's escalating standoff with China and its contentious bid to stand up for itsel ...
So had I mentioned the Diaoyu Islands as Senkaku Islands in China publicly, I (or my games!) would have been banned! (west is copying this)
US flyover in China-Japan island row: Will the real provocateur please stand up?: The territorial dispute over an uninhabited chain of islands in the East China Sea – referred to as the Senkaku Islands by Japan and the Diaoyu Islands by China – has been a highly contentious issue in Sino-Japanese relations for decades, and the issue has resurfaced in recent times as both sides assert their...
The Basic View of the Japanese government on the Sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands,History of Senkaku Islands,Q&A on Senkaku Islands,Position of Japan on Senkaku Islands
But the remarks come as the latest in a continuing war of words over the air space of the disputed Senkaku islands which has seen Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brand China's plans unenforceable and dangerous.
We all North-East Asia Nations suspect if Beijing administration has decided to settle " The Senkaku Islands issue " RIGHT NOW. We doubt if the Beijing postpone its first priority -the Senkaku Islands issue- later though time has ripen for us to take into action. You know settlement of the Senkaku issue follow, are accompanied by many other important issues such as important issues -Unity of South&North Koreas, Union of North&East Asia Nations- under long-hearted dreams of al our nations. No matter what the Senkaku islands may belong to China or Japan, trust relations among USA, Japan and China will certainly keep unshakable forward future. If anything another happens to China, China will lose Trusts from all North-East Asia Nations.
PerryScope By Perry Diaz What started as a word war between Japan and China could lead to another world war, and perhaps the last world war – of the “Dr.Strangelove” variety -- on planet Earth. And just the thought of a catastrophic nuclear war would deter China and Japan from starting a war.  So, why then wouldn’t the two protagonists stop jabbing at each other and sit down to settle their territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands to China)?  But it is easier said than done.   With no economic value that’s worth fighting for, it makes one wonder what do these eight uninhabited small islands and islets have that is making China go gaga over them?  Could it be that there is something else that China wants that is of far greater value than these desolate specks of land in the middle of East China Sea?    If China gained control of the Senkaku group of islands, which is 114 nautical miles west of Miyako Island, she would be in a position to control or block the Miyako Str ...
Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Zhou Enlai believed that the Senkaku Islands were part of Japan .
MV-22 GETS A NEW CUSTOMER. September 27, 2013: Anxious to defend the Senkaku Islands from possible surprise Chinese attack, Japan is planning to buy 20 American MV-22 “Osprey” tilt rotor transports. These would be able to quickly move reinforcements to the Senkakus if the Chinese decided to land troops there and declare such an occupation as proof of Chinese ownership. The Zenkakus are uninhabited islets which are 320 kilometers southeast of the Chinese mainland, 167 kilometers northeast of Taiwan and 426 kilometers west of Japan's Okinawa Island. Taiwan also claims the Senkakus, whichhave a total area of 6.3 square kilometers. The islands were discovered by Chinese fishermen in the 16th century and taken over by Japan in 1879. They are valuable now because of the 380 kilometer economic zone nations can claim in their coastal waters. This includes fishing and possible underwater oil and gas fields. The U.S. recently moved 23 of its MV-22s to an American base on Okinawa. Both the U.S. and Japan are awa ...
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Thread called "! Hope that Japan will return to China" was erected on the bulletin board of Baidu major Chinese search site. To the wishes of the main thread, various comments were received from Chinese Internet users. According to the historical records of the "ancient, attrition main is a country which was born ancient Chinese emigrated to Japan today. Japanese is called Nippon territory (known as the Chinese side of the Senkaku Islands) Diaoyu Islands, Has said Japan even if we return to China, China is "I've got to agree with that claim. Passages alleged by the main thread "Japan's current country was born ancient Chinese emigrated" refers to, In fact, it's what many Chinese believe the seriousness (serious). In Shiji of Sima Qian, a man named Xu Fu who has been ordered to Shi Qin in order to bring back the elixir of life, Story and journey to the east led the young men and women engineers and thousands of people, that did not return seems to have been based. Xu Fu legend is left to each place in Japa ...
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A typhoon is now slowly moving in the East China Sea where Japan's Senkaku Islands are situated.
OK. Of cource, Senkaku Islands are under effective control of Japan now. You had look now better than 14th century.
If China gov really thought Senkaku Islands were of Chinese territory, China gov would claim to Japan immediately in 1884. (cont)
Japanese Government issued a territory incorporation procedures of Senkaku Islands since 1885 to 1895. Is this OK?
If you said the truth, then China must have protested to Japan that Senkaku Islands are Chinese teritory, mustn't He?
. Japan has 'claimed' sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands since 1895. China's claim goes back to the 14th century.
Sounds about right: Survey indicates 48% know Japan gov't stance on Senkaku Islands via -
According to Xinhua, Foreign Ministry condemns for addressing the islands as territory of
Everybody knows,Senkaku Islands are the territory of Japan.
The Chinese government caused the anti-Japanese riot to the work which takes the Senkaku Islands, and attacked Japanese companies.
China is trying to steal a Japanese territory and the Senkaku Islands.
The United States does not take a position on the underlying question of the ultimate sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands,
THBT Tokyo prefecture should buy the Senkaku Islands.
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U.S. condemns China’s use of force in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Q&A on the Senkaku Islands - Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
If China Insist to reclaim Senkaku Islands, this event can be use by the government of japan to encourage its people to amend their consti
False report; For the first time, the Chinese ship eliminated the Japanese ship in the Senkaku Islands.
China's Remarks on Coast Guard Vessels' Law Enforcement Patrol in Waters off the Islands
Does the have a dog in the fight in the dispute over the islands between and
Political deadlock continues in Tunisia. Tokyo objects to Chinese Guard presence in waters off Senkaku Islands. Thanks much , NHK world.
claiming first time to expel patrol ships from islands. If true, major shift in Asian waters. htt…
This TBS reports shows video of that Chinese game where you defeat the Japanese to take the Senkaku islands:
Tokyo declares protest to Beijing over China ships entering Senkaku Islands zone
Chinese Army launches online war game that allows attack on disputed Senkaku Islands
The actual People's Liberation Army simulation to defend the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands is now a downloadable game:
I think, the Pacific safety is U.S. safety. China Invades Japanese Senkaku Islands[Gemki Fujii]
What happened between Japan and China?. China vs Japan: Senkaku Islands: from
Japan about to redefine the self defence clause in its constitution
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rallies Ishigaki coast guard members over Islands …
Senkaku islands R in Japan's sovereignty anyways
will not budge an inch on Senkaku Islands:
Abe rallies Ishigaki coast guard members over Senkaku Islands Futenma replacement 'no longer an issue'
Undaunted, Abe had threatened a robust military response by Japan to any Chinese presence on the Senkaku Islands.
In 1971, China began to claim territorial sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands which belonged to Japan as methane hydrate was discovered.
Prof Richard Thornton: US must protect Japan's claim on Senkaku islands: China plots strategic coup in the Pacific:
As China asked so much, the Japanese Emperor visited China in October 1992. Then China started to invade Japan's Senkaku Islands! So bad!
As soon as resources were discovered from the outskirts of the Senkaku Islands, China began to assert ownership.
'We Face a Very Serious Chinese Military Threat' Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator. Over the weekend, when President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, China's territorial disputes came up in conversation. The most pressing is China's claim on the Diaoyu, a small island chain administered by the Japanese, who call it the Senkakus. It's probably the most dangerous flashpoint in China's often tense relationship with Japan, and a big worry for Satoshi Morimoto, Japan's defense minister from July 2012 to December (he's now a professor at Takushoku University). The first defense minister since World War II who was not a member of the Diet, Japan's parliament, Morimoto is a defense expert, not a politician. In September, his government nationalized the Senkaku Islands, inciting protests across China; that a political outsider like Morimoto now calls China "an obvious threat" is ...
The BBC's Martin Patience finds out the meaning behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's new inspirational slogan - the China Dream.
China has refuted the claims of Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
A top Chinese general on Sunday sought to distance the country from claims by some of its scholars that the Ryukyu Islands, which include Okinawa, do not belong to Japan.
Chinese wrongs that go unpunished Next week Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. I would have recommended meeting him at Camp Pendleton. The United States just suffered another massive Chinese cyber attack, this time against the Pentagon in an attempt to steal weapons platform information. We know the exact origin of these attacks, just outside Shanghai. The Chinese government continues to deny any involvement, just blaming this on “hackers.” However, our intelligence community is well aware of a dedicated, specialized Chinese unit for such cyber attacks. The cyber attacks are not the only Chinese threat. The country is undergoing a wholehearted military expansion, having increased its military spending and developed greater capability for its forces. In concert with this expansion, the Chinese have acted aggressively toward the Senkaku Islands (Japanese) and the Scarborough Shoals (Phillipines), and they have made incursions into India. Can you imagine being Taiwan right now, ...
China does not dispute Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa and recent comments in Chinese newspapers merely reflects the views of some academics, a senior Chinese military leader said on Sunday. "China's position has not changed... Scholars can put forth any idea they want and they do not represent the views of the Chinese government," the deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, told delegates at a security conference in Singapore. China's state-owned People's Daily last month published an article by two academics that said Okinawa was part of an island chain that used to be a vassal of imperial Chinese dynasties before it was annexed by Japan in the 19th century, implicitly asserting Chinese claims over the island. Okinawa, host to the bulk of up to 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, is the largest island in the Ryukyu chain, which extends south towards Taiwan. China is already involved in a tense dispute with Japan over the latter's move ...
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Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) and Adam P. Liff (Princeton University) *** trends in China’s defense spending within the wider context of China’s military development and transparency, as well as its broader strategic and national interests.
CCS Suga accuses Chinese Premier Li Keqiang of "ignoring history" for claiming that Japan "stole" the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands.
Beijing (dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first foreign leader to congratulate Li Keqiang when the Chinese Communist Party‘s nominal state parliament endorsed him as state premier in March.Merkel‘s position as the most important European leader in China‘s eyes is set to be cemented whe...
As plays hardball over the Senkaku/Diaoyutai islands,fishermen reap the benefits of deal with
Now 3 Chinese official ships have entered the Japanese seas around the Senkaku Islands of Japan since 1895.
Off to Naha. Will be leaving Ishigaki in a few mins. Just had an awesome trip to a quiet island that is very close to the disputed Senkaku territory
Senkaku Island and Takeshima is a territory in Japan. Those islands are being unlawfully invaded by China and South Korea.
Vowing to defend the country “up to the last soldier standing,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said China had clearly intruded into Philippine territory when it sent a frigate to escort its fishing vessels in Ayungin Shoal.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario warned on Thursday that territorial rows in Asia are 'causing considerable tension that could lead to conflict' as several countries face off with China over island claims.
My name is Reyna Elena. I was born in Castilla, Philippines, Republic of China. Just practicing.
NOW THIS?: When communist hordes overran China in 1949 in the concluding chapter of a civil war, the Philippines gave aid and sanctuary to Kuomintang Chinese fleeing the mainland on way to Taiwan. Many of them settled in Manila and flourished in business.
A group of young Taiwanese marched to busy Chungsan North Road in Taipei on Sunday carried signs, expressing solidarity with Filipino workers in Taiwan who became subjects of outrage following the shooting death of a Taiwanese fishermen.
Our kababayans in Taiwan are experiencing difficulties due to the way our government has handled the killing of a fisherman from their country who was allegedly poaching within our territorial waters when fired upon by our coastguard. The Taiwanese have all the right to feel anger at what happened out at sea and the way our government reacted. Our OFW's should just lay low for now and allow them to express their rage without actually physically harming the Filipinos that work there. This, too, will pass and let's allow cooler heads to mediate and negotiate a way out of this conflict. If we were to stand in their shoes, we, too, would feel outrage similar to their present stance. But reports of two Filipinos being beaten up with baseball bats do not auger well for a peaceful resolution to this on-going problematic situation. When there is a death, let's do what is the Christian way, the Filipino way, the humanistic way and show the relatives, the countrymen of the dead, some compassion and allow them to g ...
1. The Reserve Bank of India cut the Cash Reserve Ratio by 0.25%age point to 4.50%, pumping in Rs.17,000 crore into the banking system. Repo rate unchanged at 8% and Reverse repo rate at 7%. 2. Government allowed 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail with certain condition. a. Foreign company will have to take approval from Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) b. Foreign investor should make a minimum investment of $100 million c. 50% of which should be invested in back-end infrastructure within three years of the induction of FDI. d. 30% of the products must be procured from small-scale industries. e. Retail chains will be allowed only in cities (51 cities) with a population of more than 10 lakh as per 2011 Census. f. Retail outlets may be set up in those States which have agreed or will agree in future to allow FDI in multi-brand retail under this policy. 3. Government allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail sector. 4. Cabinet Committee on Economic Af ...
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Asia fears fierce aggression of China Bringing visitors to Hoang Sa, to train with fighters to support the Senkaku troops invade Indian territory, the aggressive actions of China are causing growing concern for neighbors Asia. Newsletter on 2/5 of The Globe and Mail newspaper said that although the tour is the Chinese Paracel described as a normal trip takes visitors to sunbathe on an island in the South China Sea, but for countries in the region, the presence of the first Chinese tourists in the Paracel Islands are regarded as a flagrant breach of other sovereign countries. On 30/4, Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi Vietnam stated: "The work on the Chinese side has seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty, contrary to the basic principles agreement addressing sea issues between Vietnam and China, does not comply with senior Declaration between ASEAN - China celebrates 10 years of DOC and DOC violated, causes stress and complicate the situation in the South China Sea. " Tours of provoking China, ...
In Tom's America, we take steps to defend against our enemies. We remain ever vigilant. We do not back down. We assert ourselves as 'THE' World Power. We strive to always maintain this status. We support and protect those who are unjustly attacked by others bent on conquer. China. Don't think for a moment that China is not an enemy of America. Do not think that she will peacefully co-exist with us. All indicators point to the contrary. She will not be happy until she is the predominant power in the world and all other nations kneel before her. China is anathema to America. Her cultural values differ largely from ours, and her political system is nearly the inverse of ours. Two such dissimilar nations can never fully co-exist, so long as their both remain powerful. When one loses that power they become ripe for the plucking by the other nation. If America was to become the weaker nation, then China would not hesitate to take over our country. The only reason she is hesitant in taking over oth ...
The Philippine archipelago has one of the longest coastlines in the world1. The Philippines ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1984. This has expanded its exclusive economic zone to 2.2 mn sq km (see Figure 1), of which 184,600 sq km make up the continental shelf area2. Coral reef areas are estimated at 27,000 sq km. The Philippines is located within a region of the highest marine biodiversity. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that fisheries play a major role in the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos. However, the diversity and productivity of Philippine marine resources are threatened as coastal ecosystems are degraded and fishing pressure reaches new heights. Coral reef areas have been reduced to only 5 per cent. Around 30-50 per cent of seagrass beds have been lost in the past year. Only 20 per cent of mangrove forests remain. The degradation of these coastal ecosystems has been largely attributed to anthropogenic causes (destructive fishing practices, fishpond ...
3 days ago ... Taiwan and the Philippines, which have no official diplomatic ties and . the news is now fixiated on the matter (which is obviously in itself an ... The 15-tonne Kuang Ta Hsing No. 28 was docked at the Ta Fu fishing port on Siaoliouciou, off Pingtung County in Taiwan’s south. Forensic technicians were busy photographing the 55 bullet holes, some in thick parts on the port side, that had been discovered on the fishing vessel — evidence, preliminary analyses said, that a heavy-caliber machine gun was used. Two days earlier, on May 9, the fishing boat had been fired upon by a Philippine government vessel while operating some 164 nautical miles southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost tip. The unarmed crew took cover in the cabin, but for Hung Shih-cheng, a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman, it was too late. He was killed when a bullet penetrated the right side of his neck. The accounts differ. Philippine authorities claim that the fishing boat was intercepted approximately 43 nautical miles east ...
A story in photos: The recent Han Kuang series of exercises was a serious display of Taiwan's military power.
Most people in India would welcome that a potential military conflict with China had been averted after China pulled back its troops who had intruded 19 km across the of Line of Actual Control (LAC), into Indian Territory in Ladakh.
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