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Tensions between Japan and China close to boiling point after Japanese activists scramble
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Posted on 08/20/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT by traumer

* The dramatic assault by a dozen Japanese nationalists infuriated China, which issued an official protest to Tokyo

* It sparked a number of anti-Japanese rallies across China

Tensions between Japan and China threatened to boil over yesterday in a row over a group of disputed islands.

Around ten right-wing Japanese activists swam ashore the main island in the Senkaku archipelago and raised the national flag. They carried out the stunt to call on China to give up its claim to the islands, which are under Japanese control.

Infuriated, Beijing issued an immediate rebuke as thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities across the country in protest at the stunt. The uninhabited islands, which the Chinese call Diaoyu and Taiwan also lays a claim to, are hotly disputed because they lie close to rich gas fields and are situated in a vital shipping lane in the East China Sea.

The activists, who belong to a group whose name translates as ‘Hang in there, Japan’, travelled to the islands with 150 other people in a flotilla, which had ostensibly set out to commemorate Japanese citizens who died nearby in World War II.

The pro-Japan activists arrived in the island chain at dawn today on a flotilla of boats carrying a total of 150 people.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; japan

1 posted on 08/20/2012 1:52:28 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

If Japan were smart, they would use this hyper-nationalism promoted by the Chinese Communists against them. The Chinese Gov’t may allow, once, public demonstrations against Japan, but they are extremely wary of such demonstrations getting out of control.

Perhaps a few more minor irritations such as landing a few people on the Diaoyutais might encourage Chinese citizens to go out on the street and protest.

See how quickly the Chinese Gov’t clamps down....


2 posted on 08/20/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: traumer

Hang in there, Japan!...............


3 posted on 08/20/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: traumer; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
The nationalist "sound truck" people got themselves a boat and sailed to Senkaku Jima.

日本 ピング  (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

4 posted on 08/20/2012 2:06:38 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: PGR88

This was only a MATTER OF TIME....
We (the Walmart customers) have helped to build up the chinese army/navy/air force - so WHY the surprise now?


5 posted on 08/20/2012 2:13:21 PM PDT by traumer
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To: PGR88

Four Seasons - Let’s hang on!
[ Album: Sing For You ]

There ain’t no good in our goodbye-in’
True love takes a lot of tryin’
Oh im cryin’

Let’s hang on to what we’ve got
Don’t let go, girl; we’ve got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on, hang on, hang on to what we got
Dooh doo, dooh doo, dooh doo

You say you’re gonna go and call it quits
Gonna chuck it all and break our love to bits
I wish you’d never said it, just breakin’ up, forget it
Oh no, we’lll both regret it, just breakin’ up, and you’ll regret it

That little chip of diamond on your hand
Ain’t a fortune, baby, but you know it stands
A love to tie and bind ya, just for your love, the love babe
We just can’t leave behind us, only the love, just for the love babe
Baby, don’t you go
Baby, oh no no
Think it over and stay-ay

Let’s hang on to what we’ve got
Don’t let go, girl; we’ve got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on, hang on, hang on, to what we’ve got
Dooh doo, dooh doo, dooh doo

There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do
I’d pay the price to get in good with you
Give me a second turnin’
Then patch it up, come get it
Don’t cool off when Im burnin’
Then patch it up, you won’t regret it

You’ve got me cryin’, dyin’ at your door
Don’t shut me out, ooh let me in once more
Your arms I need to hold you
Then open up and mend it
Your heart, oh girl I love you
Just open up, then you will mend it
Baby, don’t you go
Baby, oh no no

Let’s hang on to what we’ve got
Don’t let go, girl; we’ve got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on, hang on, hang on, to what we’ve got
Dooh doo, dooh doo, dooh doo

Hangin’ on to what we got
(let’s hang on)
Let’s hang on to what we got
(we’re hangin’ on)
Hangin’ on to what we got
(let’s hang on)
Let’s hang on to what we got
(we’re hangin’ on)
Hangin’ on to what we got
Let’s hang on-on-on

Let’s hang on to what we’ve got
Don’t let go, girl; we’ve got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on, hang on, hang on, to what we’ve got
Dooh doo, dooh doo, dooh doo


6 posted on 08/20/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: traumer
No problem Japan...

Ram-Bama has your back.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Red Badger

8 posted on 08/20/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Great way to dump our debt and stop the importation of chineese crap,
stir the pot and get Japan and China to get into a war and take japans side and tell chi-coms to pound sand.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 2:49:38 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: traumer

The Japanese can barely fend off the “Rainbow Warrior”.I don’t give them much chance against the “People’s Navy”.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:33:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Let's don't get mis-led here, we have watched a kinky change in “rules of engagement” for our forces, if Japan and China go to it you will see unrestricted conflict at it's ugliest. They are not going to be jumping around in tutus and patting each other on the butt.
11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:58:15 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: traumer

Commenter from DM:


Fools! These Islands are clearly the property of Argentina! They are hereby named The Malvinas II. Whilst we won’t take any sort of military action you can bet your bottom dollar we won’t stop complaining about it until both sides get terrifically bored and hand them over.

- El Presidente of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20/8/2012 8:03



12 posted on 08/20/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It’s about the undersea oil fields, and nothing else. Thanks traumer.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 5:45:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: traumer

Oh, for Pete’s sake, this has nothing to do with trade with China and everything to do with the fact that Obama is sitting on his hands while the world falls apart.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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To: traumer

There is an article in the WSJ that explains what is going on with all the islands in the South China Sea. The Chinese are claiming them all, even the ones that have long been considered possessions of other countries, like Japan or Vietnam.

China has recently sold oil leases around islands that are in the economic sphere of Vietnam. China established what they call a prefecture for all the islands, sent in 45 people to act as the legislature and a garrison of soldiers to back them up. There aren’t very many people on these islands, mostly uninhabited, but the treasure is in under sea minerals and the control of trade routes.

Obama does nothing.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 6:01:11 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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To: traumer

“We (the Walmart customers) have helped to build up the chinese army/navy/air force - so WHY the surprise now?”

No, I give credit where it’s due. First to our labor unions, for “sticking it to THE MAN” and making it next to impossible to manufacture here. In close second are the lawmakers that both enable the unions (by allowing them to exist), and then use regulations (particularly environmental, by also the tort system) to keep their feet on the throats of companies that do figure out a way to stay alive.

If that garbage were cleaned up, Walmart, Target, and the rest would find US good MUCH MORE competitive.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 6:14:32 PM PDT by BobL (If you're afraid of guns, get yourself a wife that isn't)
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To: traumer

It’s amazing that a few protestors can get Nations’ panties into a war twist these days. We live in interesting times.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 6:19:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: traumer

Chinese expansionism is becoming increasingly egregious; can it be very much longer before they start military actions along their borders targeted at India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, or Japan?


18 posted on 08/20/2012 6:33:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: traumer

This would be like, a dozen Tea Partiers raise a US flag in Mexico, and the whole country of Mexico gets bent out of shape.

Touchy, touchy, touchy.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Eva

Yes I am aware - I follow the SE Asia events.
Still - the US $$$ helped China to build the military monster.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

China’s so beefed up and then they get so comically pissed at this little rogue action. (It will suck to be one of those twelve guys when Japan gets its hands on them. Japan didn’t want this, that is obvious.)


21 posted on 08/20/2012 7:10:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: traumer

China also very recently took the Paracel and Spratly Islands between Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. There’s quite a bit of oil under the Spratly Islands. She’s spreading out, folks, and not much, if anything, will be done about it at this late point in events.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 9:29:07 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Eva

The word is out to all the tyrants and People’s Republics in the world—Act now before the election—while Obama is president—because things may well change after November. Look to see the Dogs of war unleashed in September/October. Obama will only go to the UN or give a speech.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 9:45:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Gertie; Gay State Conservative
"Let's don't get mis-led here, we have watched a kinky change in “rules of engagement” for our forces, if Japan and China go to it you will see unrestricted conflict at it's ugliest. They are not going to be jumping around in tutus and patting each other on the butt."

We don't know how many hundreds of long range, mobile nukes China has now. ...probably lost track around 10 or more years ago, when it only had about 300 or so that could reach anywhere in our USA with some impressive accuracy. ...same with submarines, air support, anti-air and anti-ship. A US congressman tried to warn others in Congress well over 10 years ago, but VIP, bipartisan constituents didn't want their tools to listen. Japan would probably last about ten minutes in a real fight between the two. While you're at it, see comment #22.

Also look up some info on the SCO (Asia).


24 posted on 08/20/2012 9:59:41 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: familyop; RaceBannon; Ezekiel

re SCO...

ouch...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation


25 posted on 08/20/2012 10:59:30 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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