Skip to comments.REPORT: Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by blam
May 26, 2014, 9:11 PM
Protesters hold anti-China placards while marching in an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. Hundreds rallied on Sunday in Vietnam's biggest cities to denounce China's setting up of a giant oil rig in the South China Sea, a rare protest likely to prolong a tense standoff between the two communist neighbours.
Territorial tensions in Asia continue to rise.
The latest: A Chinese ship has reportedly sunk a Vietnamese boat, reports the Nikkei.
A Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat off the coast of Vietnam on Monday afternoon, the first sinking of a ship in the conflict over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported the incident online. Chinese and Vietnamese ships have clashed repeatedly since Beijing pushed ahead with the installation of an oil rig early this month in waters claimed by Hanoi.
The recent tensions have ignited major anti-China protests in Vietnam.
Protests in Vietnam started peacefully in response to China's decision to put an oil rig in disputed territory. Since then they have turned deadly.
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Happens when there is a power void.
China vs. Vietnam.
I think China will win.
This is to be expected since the United States is in decline.
China puts up an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The US President does nothing. China puts up an oil rig in the South China Sea east of DaNang. Vietnam prepares for war.
Quick. Send John Fng Kerry. He’s an expert on Viet Nam.
It sure isn’t looking good.
Power void is right.
Why can’t these liberal imbeciles understand that?
Exactly. The “utopia “ crowd will ignore this as it, again, proves why America need to have a strong presence in the world. It helps world peace ultimately.
Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.
You're correct...'79 wasn't it?
I worry this time.
Opportunity knocks. The risk is on China and America can gain a new ally in Vietnam.
50 years ago we were worried that southeast Asia would go commie. Now, maybe we need the Vietnamese to come here and keep US from going commie.
The last time China had it’s butt kicked by Vietnam
Wait, what, did people die? And why is that guy’s sign in English? I can only suppose it is a message to the anglosphere.
What does he want from us? We lead from behind now. When we are not golfing.
My goodness. I thought the communists all worked together. Why, they’re acting like a bunch of money grubbing fascists, instead. All these communist leaders seem to worry about is money and how rich they can get. It’s enough to make American college professors and students cry.
does anyone care what happens to the communists on either side? I sure as hell don’t.
Dunno. The PRC lost last time.
Maybe they have learned some stuff since then?
The Chinese took the Johnson South Reef of the Spratly Islands from the Vietnamese in 1988.
“Dont be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.”
You’re correct...’79 wasn’t it?
Actually, the conflicts btwn the two go back more than 2,000 years before either country was known by its current name. The two have been at war for all that time save perhaps 100 years total.
The Communists are already in control of every branch of the US government except the military....And, they're getting close to getting it too.
Is this how WW3 starts??
Such a dilemma. Which side of this do the Communists in Washington D.C. support?
Yeah, I can see that going over like the proverbial lead balloon.
I hope they shoot the cr*p out of each other.
I hope it goes on for years, though it certainly will not.
In fact these two have fought something like 9 or 10 wars with each other —ancient rivals.
We have a popcorn emergency on our hands.
Probably upset with the trade problems. Viet Nam is making all of our clothes now instead of China.
Has this been reported in the Compost, else, dumBO will not know.
They are ramping it up.
Have they held it?
The island crises with PI or VN are interesting, but the one that would almost certainly involved the USN directly would be the Senkaku Islands, claimed by China, Japan and Taiwan.
China could not take and also hold one of all Senkaku Island(s) without also holding one or all of the Japanese Yaeyama Islands, which are uncontested, closer to Taiwan and have 7 good airfields.
Yes. China still has it. They are building on it.
The Philippines doesn’t like it because China is building on the reef.
Is this going to result in the next”Gulf of Tonkin Resolution”?”If You Want Peace:Prepare For WAR”!!!!!!!!!!!
They are invasive bastards! I can’t take a bath without a couple of them jumping in there!
How’s that Communist stuff working out for ya, Vietnam?.....
>> Quick. Send John Fng Kerry. Hes an expert on Viet Nam
Especially on the eve of Christmas on recon in Cambodia.
In the area of World Domination Vietnam has to be a real turd.
Do not even Blink an eye America for this POS of real estate.
For folks my age, this is a headline you thought you would never see in a million years.
At first the better organized Vietnamese beat the snot out of the disorganized Chinese. But the Chinese have a lot of fodder and they turned the tide. Then they quit. And both went home. China now has an economic interest, oil. They won't be so likely to go home.
He’ll just write a sternly worded letter...Empty words for empty eyes and ears...
This country is well on its way to being in the same fishing boat...
And you know who is driving it...
I’m beginning to think so; this time the war will be about Empires being rebuilt.
Russia: Putin is eager to rebuild the former Russian Tsarist Empire, with himself as Emperor.
China: The Chinese are now eager to rebuild the former Chinese Empire and who will be Emperor is still debatable.
Meanwhile, which way the US will go is doubtful.
China can swallow up the whole country for all I care. Take Laos and Cambodia while they’re at it. They would probably welcome it.
True, very doubtful
“This is to be expected since the United States is in decline.”
I wouldn’t dismiss us. We still have a lot of junk in our trunk. We just need to have our hands cut loose from behind our backs.