Skip to comments.Red China: People’s Daily issues claim on Okinawa
Posted on 05/25/2013 11:03:49 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
The Peoples Daily, the Communist Party of Chinas official newspaper, has published an article arguing that China has a claim to the Ryukyu Island chain, which includes Okinawa home to major U.S. air force and marine bases and 1.3 million people. The Ryukyus were a vassal state that paid tribute to Chinese emperors until Japan annexed the islands in 1879, the article claims. Unresolved problems relating to the Ryukyu Islands have reached the time for reconsideration, it said, citing post-World War II declarations that required Japan to return Chinese territory. In response, Tokyo lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, Japan Today reports. Chinas foreign ministry spokesman, in comments carried by the Peoples Daily, replied that: China does not accept Japans representations or protests.
I take it Barack is asleep right now dreaming of the next celebrity concert at the White House?
How China never even claimed the island ever?
How about our claim, since my late father helped take Okinawa and many men were wounded or died there?
When I was stationed in Okinawa I learned some of its history. In the seventeenth century China claimed Okinawa, so did Japan. Not wanting to see their island become a battleground Ryukyuans succeeded in appeasing both. When the Chinese showed up once a year to collect tribute the Ryukyuan court appeared Chinese, when the Japanese showed up it appeared to be Japanese.
I put my money on Japan if China makes a play for the Island chain.
Can anyone imagine the Chinese making claims to an island with a US military base under any other POTUS...
Hank Johnson is REALLY gonna freak out when the Chinese start piling onto Okinawa.
He has nightmares, serial nightmares, not dreams.
In one there is a tree and a rope. In another he is riding in a tumbrell over a bumpy cobblestone street. Ahead there is a guiotine surrounded by a jeering crowd and one old woman knitting
We relinquished that in 1972...lemme think, who was President then....Oh yeah, the same guy who gave us Affirmative Action, OSHA, EPA, wage and price controls and opened the door to.....CHINA
Come and take it, you bastards.
Nothing good will come of this.
If the Japanese were smart they would have started arming themselves with nukes the minute they saw the head koranimal giving aid and comfort to Putin before our last election.
I claim all of China on behalf of the dispossessed Chinese living on reservations in the United States.
the minute they saw the
head koranimal president giving aid and comfort to Putin before our last election.
I appreciate your point of view. 50% of the people voted him in knowing this. That is a tough reality for the other 50%.
Your opinion has more power with the edit.