Skip to comments.China plants flag in south sea amid disputes(mini-sub did it 12,330 ft below surface? )
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.
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Just plain silly.
Now let them enforce it.
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?
what happens when they plant one on the moon, under the arctic ice pack, and 200 miles off the coast of Hawaii?
Maybe they could just buy Walmart and make every Walmart a Chinese embassy
presto! All our base are belong to them
By this logic, at least the USA still owns the moon.
I heard that an American sailor took a dump at the same spot. Just about equal in importance and impact. Rediculous BS.
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.
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