Skip to comments.China's First Carrier Pointed At Japan Over Senkakus
Posted on 09/30/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by raptor22
Far East: Wars have started over less weighty issues than the sovereignty of islands in the East China Sea called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
They are barely rocks above water, but they sit atop valuable resources and are rapidly becoming a flash point as a rising power confronts one whose sun has set.
These islands have become involved in a three-way tug of war between China, Taiwan and Japan with each sending fishing boats, even armed vessels, to the area. Private boats from Japan recently journeyed to the Senkakus to plant the Japanese flag one more time.
The Senkaku Islands are not only rich fishing areas. They also have significant oil deposits vital to a China scouring the world for energy for its growing economy.
Possession of these uninhabited rocks would be the basis for declaring an exclusive economic zone around the islands.
Yup. Wars are started over such things.
The invisible American attack sub under her hull can sink the Chicom tub anytime and make it look like an accident.
It will be several years before this ex-Russian tub is fit for service. More years, too, before the Chinese can learn to land a jet airplane on a floating deck at sea.
Like the Spratley Islands?
China now has the world’s premier industry.
Our is more biased towards the military at the moment, but China’s is growing and there are aspects of their weaponology which are hidden from us.
China is a very formidable competitor. Even now.
Do not discount China.
China doesn’t have air cover which means they are “F”ed in any combat situation. They may have a floating Russian tub that resembles a carrier but it won’t be functional for air support for years, at best!
All this huff and puff BS is just that! They are trying to deflect the problems at home. China better watch their ass or it will be handed to them.
"Luke, do not underestimate the Emperor."
The wizened old guy sitting in the chair over there? Yup. He's the dangerous one. Watch your back.
Will Obama honor that treaty? The Chinese appear to be betting not.
Will be interesting to see if the Japanese have any Kamikaze left in them.... Hope the Chicoms have an effective Phalanx system.
Well Japan isn't Islamic so I suspect not.
Without aircraft its pointless... heh
Military power is based on economic power. Most economists think that China’s economy will pass the USA in the next 10 to 20 years.
Its going to be a very different world for our kids.
China’s economy was largely built by the USA.
Amazing how many Americans are still in denial or ignorance.
You can discount China.
What you can’t discount is the willingness of the left to subvert and destroy this country. That’s the real threat.
I’ll gladly pay 10% more to buy the same product NOT built by the ChiComs!
Probably associated with aircraft/ship compatibilty at this stage - and they are in the right position for a bolter, just ahead of #4 wire.
But still, if they have released a J-15 prototype for this, this is being treated as super priority.
Yep me to, goes for other countries as well.
I want to see my money circulating among fellow countrymen.
Good for them and good for me.
We shall agree to disagree then.
China probably has thousands of mobiles that can launch missiles to accurately hit any part of our country. The warnings about that were out from a congressman over ten years ago (only followed the bits and pieces of knowledge for a year or so, warning that 300 or so of those were scheduled to be built long ago).
We’ve had a do-nothing defense maintained by both political parties for decades.
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