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China plants flag in south sea amid disputes(mini-sub did it 12,330 ft below surface? )
Reuters ^ | 08/26/10

Posted on 08/26/2010 4:34:45 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China plants flag in south sea amid disputes

Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:27am GMT

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it had used a small, manned submarine to plant the national flag deep beneath the South China Sea, where Beijing has tussled with Washington and Southeast Asian nations over territorial disputes.

The submarine achieved the feat during 17 dives from May to July, when it went as deep as 3,759 metres (12,330 ft) below the South China Sea, the official China News Service said, citing the Ministry of Science and Technology and State Oceanic Administration.

Chinese news reports did not say where the submarine went, whether it visited disputed waters, or why the announcement was held off until now. It was the first time a Chinese submersible vehicle has gone that deep, said the reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at af.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; southchinasea; submarine; territorialdispute
This is getting weird.
1 posted on 08/26/2010 4:34:49 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/26/2010 4:35:25 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just plain silly.


3 posted on 08/26/2010 4:37:39 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Now let them enforce it.


4 posted on 08/26/2010 4:48:11 AM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m sure there are already a dozen imploded subs with dead Chinese and flags that are already in the vicinity. So now they can claim it because the guy made it back?


5 posted on 08/26/2010 5:02:32 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: TigerLikesRooster

what happens when they plant one on the moon, under the arctic ice pack, and 200 miles off the coast of Hawaii?


6 posted on 08/26/2010 5:13:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: silverleaf
Of course, Beijing will say they all belong to China. Every Chinese tourist will plant Chinese flag all over the world. Soon the whole world would be theirs. See? It's so easy.:-)
7 posted on 08/26/2010 5:16:46 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe they could just buy Walmart and make every Walmart a Chinese embassy

presto! All our base are belong to them


8 posted on 08/26/2010 5:19:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Completely absurd.


9 posted on 08/26/2010 5:20:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: TigerLikesRooster

By this logic, at least the USA still owns the moon.


10 posted on 08/26/2010 5:55:02 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China plants flag in south sea amid disputes(mini-sub did it 12,330 ft below surface?

I heard that an American sailor took a dump at the same spot. Just about equal in importance and impact. Rediculous BS.

11 posted on 08/26/2010 6:03:23 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup
China calls the Philippines the Southern Resource Zone.You ain't seen Kongkong yet
12 posted on 08/26/2010 7:44:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Not sure if China is a signatory to any international sea treaties. Virtually every country considers coastal waters from 100 to 200 miles out part of its territory and everything past that is international waters.


13 posted on 08/26/2010 9:49:07 AM PDT by tanuki (Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Amnesty, in that order....)
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