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Chinese ships sail through disputed waters: Japan Coast Guard
Channel News Asia ^ | Feb 1, 2014

Posted on 02/01/2014 8:46:24 PM PST by rdl6989

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TOKYO: Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands on Sunday as diplomatic tension between Tokyo and Beijing intensifies.

Three Chinese coastguard vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters off one of the Senkakus, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus, at about 10:00am (0100 GMT), Japan's coastguard said.

It came days after a diplomatic battle over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a contested war shrine reached the UN Security Council, with China and Japan accusing each other of threatening stability.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; japan; senkakuislands

1 posted on 02/01/2014 8:46:25 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Why do Chinese coast guard cutters look so much like ours?


2 posted on 02/01/2014 8:47:43 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: TigersEye

Pei-Ping.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 9:21:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rdl6989

Why do Chinese Coast Guard ships have “Chinese Coast Guard” written on them in English?


4 posted on 02/01/2014 11:09:24 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: rdl6989
"The United States has warned China that any move to declare a new air zone including disputed islands
would be seen "as a provocative and unilateral act that would raise tensions and call into serious question
China's commitment to diplomatically manage territorial disputes," State Department deputy spokeswoman
Marie Harf told reporters."
here it comes, a weak (written by an increasing toothless/
laughing stock pResident 0'ButtCrack) letter to the UN.

5 posted on 02/01/2014 11:27:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Rebel_Ace
Why do Chinese Coast Guard ships have “Chinese Coast Guard” written on them in English?

Because China has maritime disputes with a bunch of neighbors who don't speak Chinese including the Japanese, Russians, Vietnamese, North and South Koreans, Filipinos, Bruneians, Malaysians, etc. Probably forgetting others here...

6 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:03 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker
Just so others can see it here directly, I had no idea that other nation's coast guard ships would feature BIG ENGLISH WORDS as the most visible thing on the ship. I was surprised, and so I looked up other coast guard ships:

CHINESE:


JAPANESE:


KOREA:


I was honestly expecting something like the GERMAN COAST GUARD, which basically says, "COAST WATCH" on their boats, but in GERMAN:



I was caught "off guard"...
7 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:47 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

“You vill wache die kusten.”


8 posted on 02/02/2014 9:27:12 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Alter Kaker
Oh, I did not get the Russian Coast Guard in there:

RUSSIAN:

They don't seem to feel the need to have big English words on the sides of their ships.

I just find the English words on the government ships of non-English speaking countries odd, and unexpected.
9 posted on 02/02/2014 9:28:08 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

Given computers, entertainment and such, the whole world is eager to learn English, except a few places like America and Quebec.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:51 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto
"Given computers, entertainment and such, the whole world is eager to learn English, except a few places like America and Quebec"

LOL!
11 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:57 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: rdl6989

China is helping to cause what China and many others in Asia say they don’t want, a re-militarized Japan. If that trend continues without pause, China is likely to mistake Japan’s current pacifism, so far, and cause an incident everyone in Asia, and the U.S., will regret.

The only solution to these disputes in the waters of East Asia is through multi-party negotiatons and multi-party agreements. Many of the disputes have more than two claimants in them. But China does not want multi-party negotiations and agreements on them. China hopes to bully one party or another into separate agreements with them, leaving the other party or parties left against China plus whomever China comes to an independent agreement with.

Japan is definately the wrong party to be attempting that bullying with. It is not likely to result in Japan making any separate agreement with China. So any agressive moves China is making with respect to Japan is likely being done to say to the other parties that China is willing to challenge even Japan, so they, each of them, better make THEIR separate agreements with China. That would fit well with China’s habit of always playing the “WWII cards” in its efforts to separate MODERN PEACEFUL Japan from the rest of Asia - the rest of Asia whom Japan has good relations and good international trade with, but with whom also all have bad memories of Japan’s past.

Japan is not helping either, because all the “anti-Japan cards” that anyone in Asia has are WWI-WWII related, related to behaviors Japan has renounced and not engaged in again any longer. And yet, in its own nationalistic pride the elected leaders from Japan’s political class keep catering to the symbolic reminders of those who tarnished its past and the political class refuses to allow Japanese education to teach many of the horrible truths about that past. These “face saving” attributes of Japan’s political class and leaders are performing a great disservice to modern Japan, because they provide grist for the mill that lifts up all the anti-Japanese sentiments left from its past.

I would like to see Japan remind China it cannot be bullied. But Japan would have less resentment about that in the rest of Asia if it’s political class wasn’t so helpful in making some in Asia think it really is not a different Japan than the Japan that ran its empire over them in the first half of the last century. I truly believe it is a different Japan, but the political class acts in some ways that don’t help convince Japan’s neighbors of that.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 10:00:41 AM PST by Wuli
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