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  • Vietnamese Complain As Chinese 3G Comes to Disputed Spratly Islands

    01/07/2013 6:52:37 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Tech In Asia ^ | 7 January 2013 | Anh-Minh Do
    In the ongoing dispute over the Spratly Islands claimed by China and Vietnam, the latest development is that China is opening up 3G services on the islands, not only to Chinese soldiers but also for the country’s fishermen. The development will be yet another drop of lemon in the souring of Sino-Vietnamese relations in the past year. The Vietnamese government even voiced its complaint on nguyentandung.org, the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s website. The island disputes recently ignited with anti-China protests in May 2011 after Chinese patrol boats attacked two Vietnamese oil exploration ships near the Spratly Islands. Chinese soldiers and fishermen...
  • Where Nationalism Still Matters - Asia’s simmering political tensions defy conventional wisdom.

    08/26/2012 10:11:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | 20 August 2012 | Guy Sorman
    Too often, we see East Asia only from an economic perspective, marveling at the undeniable success of China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea. Yet these nations have another story to tell, one that owes less to current economic performance than to much older instincts: nationalism and ethnic resentment, the forces that kindled World War I in Sarajevo. Today, those forces underlie disputes in places that we ignore or know nothing about, such as the Senkaku Islands, the Dokdo Islands, and the Spratly archipelago. And those disputes may spark military conflicts between rival Asian countries. Such thinking goes against...
  • Beijing's South China Sea Grab an International Crisis

    08/20/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    James Webb, the outgoing Democratic Senator from Virginia, is sounding the alarm about the next big world crisis taking place in the South China Sea. Naturally, the Obama administration is doing nothing about it in hopes the crisis will go away. Beijing has, in effect, laid sovereign claim to much of the South China Sea, including the Paracel Islands. China is also clashing with the Philippines over the Spratley Islands and with Japan over the Senkaku Islands. China is prepared to back up these claims by establishing a small colony on Woody Island in the Paracels with a military garrison...