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Chinese military bigwig says South China Sea belongs to China
Asahi Shimbun ^ | 06/07/11 | KENJI MINEMURA STAFF WRITER

Posted on 06/07/2011 5:23:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Chinese military bigwig says South China Sea belongs to China

BY KENJI MINEMURA STAFF WRITER

2011/06/07

SINGAPORE--A member of China's top military brass asserted that, according to history, the South China Sea falls under China's sovereignty.

Ouyang Wei, a colonel and a National Defense University professor, made the remark in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun on June 5 on the sidelines of the 10th Asia Security Summit, dubbed the Shangri-La dialogue.

Ouyang also said the sea area is crucial to China's interests.

It is the first time a top executive in the Chinese military has voiced such views to media.

Previously, a high-ranking Chinese government official was reported to have said in diplomatic negotiations that, from a territorial viewpoint, the South China Sea is of core interest to China, along with Taiwan and Tibet.

However, the Chinese government has not yet stated that view officially.

(Excerpt) Read more at asahi.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; southchinasea

1 posted on 06/07/2011 5:23:59 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...

P!


2 posted on 06/07/2011 5:25:13 PM 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

Yea, right. LOL!

Didn’t the US 7th Fleet conduct an exercise there recently, bringing the USS Enterprise a couple of miles off of Beijing and right by Hong Kong?


3 posted on 06/07/2011 5:25:57 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

there basically needs to be regime change in China.
4 posted on 06/07/2011 5:26:34 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well then: we Americans will claim the Gulf of Mexico that extends from the southern most point of the State of Texas, east across to the State of Florida, and south within twenty miles of Cuba.

Anyone who tries to drill for OUR oil there will face the guns of our navy.

I think that sounds about right!


5 posted on 06/07/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

Spot on.


6 posted on 06/07/2011 5:47:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China, when your Pacific battle group is bigger than ours, then, and only then, can you claim the South China Sea.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 5:52:36 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

8 posted on 06/07/2011 6:03:45 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m sure the Vietnamese will have something to say about that.China and Vietnam have not been very good friends at times and when they we’d they were friends of convenience.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 7:35:48 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: DesertSapper

Ok
It looks a good reason for developing our navy .haha


10 posted on 06/07/2011 8:07:52 PM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: SatinDoll

It sounds right to me too, but China has a leadership determined to strengthen China. The United States has a menagerie of eunuchs, catamites and emos in the Pustule on the Potomac, who want the international press to say sweet things about them.


11 posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Chinese military bigwig says South China Sea belongs to China"

Sure it is...whenever the Seventh Fleet isn't there.

12 posted on 06/07/2011 8:28:56 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

With the leverage China holds due to our debt, we’re not in a position to say anything.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 9:50:14 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
the Chinese are trying to grab it from the Philippines and Vietnam and several other places despite earlier international agreements.

Check out map LINK...

and the US told the Philippines to settle the problem "peacefully", even though the Chinese are putting settlers on these small islands so they can claim the area, and the Chinese gun boats are shooting at Filipino fishermen who traditionally fish in the area.

Obama's pacifism is encouraging this. My take Here

14 posted on 06/07/2011 10:43:46 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Mariner

just wait and see
Ten years later
Your country will pay for your arrogance


15 posted on 06/08/2011 1:15:26 AM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: Mariner

American people are full of love peace merciful justic and hero .if someone
disagree ..........where is our seventh fleet


16 posted on 06/08/2011 1:15:35 AM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I challenge them ChiComs to try and beat this http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/us_pacific_territory.html which is something which I would deem as America’s [core interests] far far from the US mainland if — the South China Sea is to China, it’s core interest...(:) (:) (:) ...

So, for the Mr. Vo Nguyen Giap’s of Nam: Go for it, guys! Go and take them ChiCom’s on!!! I mean you’ve taken on tasks bigger than the ChiCom’s — the Americans that is — and you came out the victor, by your own standards only of course...

Good job Mr. Giap & Co., you won the war fair and square because, you didn’t need any USS Nimitzs, any Voodoos, any Thunderchiefs, any Phantoms, or any Crusaders flown by John McCain’s, any B-52s or any Apache helicopter gunships to do the job for you...

“All it took is but a few million, yes just a few million Vietnamese lives to do it and [Vietnamese lives is dime a dozen and plenty to be had in Nam]!!!”

Yes, Go for it, all you Vo Nguyen Giap’s out there http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13664408 ...go and take the ChiCom’s on!!!! I mean hell! All it’ll take is but a few more million Vietnamese lives and it’ll be a guaranteed you’ll go back to square one again!!!!


17 posted on 06/08/2011 7:45:44 AM PDT by EdisonOne (http://www.channel4.com/dia/images/Channel4/c4-news/MAY/04/04_helicopter_r_k.jpg)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; RockinRight

And after they build their sovereign economic zone in Idaho, they’ll say the Western United States belongs to them too.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 2:14:49 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Bennycoo
"Your country will pay for your arrogance"

Perhaps, but it won't be at the hand of the Chinese Navy.

If the US stopped all building and all weapons development for 20 years we could still cruise into the Yellow Sea with a Carrier Battle Group or two...with impunity. Even during the most recent North Korean dust-up we did just that while radiating fire control radars and launching aircraft.

Not only did the PLAN stay in port, the Chinese Air Force wouldn't even come out to play tag.

Oh, and if the Chinese ever took a shot...and hit something like a Carrier at sea...they need to think about the OTHER insurmountable superiority of US Forces: We outnumber DELIVERABLE strategic weapons of the Chinese by around 1000:1.

Oh, one other thing: All US Strategic Weapons Work.

Gee, I wonder when China will sail a Carrier Battle Group into the Gulf of Mexico and hang out practicing offensive operations for a few weeks? Any ideas?

19 posted on 06/08/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bennycoo
"American people are full of love peace merciful justice and hero"

You watch too much TV.

We are the most effective and ruthless warriors in history, so far.

20 posted on 06/08/2011 6:09:52 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Ha ha
No no no
I do not hope that your stupid goverment would stop developing your army for one year even.
honestly speaking i hope you country would took all of your country money which inclouded borrow from oversea to build and developed new carrier new weapon .just like the sovietunion did . 1000 MORE stupid carriers are
Welcome .hahaha
Did you know the true
the number of auto be selled in china is far more than yours for 2 years since 2009.
Do you know what is that mean
Our industry is over taking yours
One day the quility will be too
Never and ever in history a super nation would be great forever depended on their super weapon only


21 posted on 06/09/2011 2:31:58 AM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: Mariner

Ha ha
Yes your great navy can traveling yellow sea indian oceon and destory everything what is you dont like. I think your super carriers could travel to the mar and the moon and the sun too .ha ha ha .
Please calm down boy.


22 posted on 06/09/2011 2:32:14 AM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: Mariner

Yes I admit that
Your army kill peoples is most effective and professinoal .
One people was killed in usa means human right event
Many many people in oversea was killed by usa army that means zero
How warriored you soilder are .


23 posted on 06/09/2011 2:32:23 AM PDT by Bennycoo (Bennycoo)
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To: SatinDoll
Well then: we Americans will claim the Gulf of Mexico that extends from the southern most point of the State of Texas, east across to the State of Florida, and south within twenty miles of Cuba.

Run a line from San Diego out to Fanning Island (rightfully US territory), the up to Midway, and from there to Adak. Claim that as US territorial waters. Better not catch any chicoms fishing in our territorial waters.
24 posted on 06/09/2011 8:30:41 AM PDT by fallujah-nuker (Pakistan delenda est)
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