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China raises stakes over disputed islands
ft.com ^ | October 30, 2012 2:48 pm | Kathrin Hille in Beijing and Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo

Posted on 10/30/2012 9:10:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin

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China has started making concerted efforts to chase Japanese ships out of waters surrounding the disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, ratcheting up tensions between Asia’s two largest economies.

The Chinese State Oceanic Administration – which enforces the nation’s maritime interests – said four of its ships on Tuesday tried to expel Japanese vessels out of waters where they were operating “illegally”.

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Japan’s coastguard said Chinese surveillance ships approached waters it controls close to 9am displaying a warning that read: “You are in waters administered by the People’s Republic of China. You are already breaching the law. Move away immediately.”

Japan’s coastguard said it responded by warning the Chinese ships not to enter Japanese waters. It said that four Chinese ships entered the waters it claims but then left. A Chinese ship had previously sent out such a warning in September, the JCG said.

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The ChiComs know that Hussein doesn't have what it takes to be the American CIC.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The ChiComs know that Hussein doesn’t have what it takes to be the American CIC.

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Exactly. And we have no idea, as bad as it would be, if Hussein got another 4 years....his agenda makes the first 2 years look like Marxist child’s play....the second, well, it does not take too much imagination and fact finding to see a real horror story for the American people. If there was ever a definition of the term “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER”, here it is.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 9:17:36 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not about Obama, it’s about whether Japan is going to kowtow to an Imperialistic and expansionist China.

Noda is in a bind. Ishihara is building a new rightwing coalition that would definitely be more aggressive. Japan cannot afford to blink on the Senkaku Islands and won’t.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 9:29:09 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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