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China scrambles fighters as U.S. sails warship near Chinese-claimed reef
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I love the "coiled spring" comment. What the hell are you gonna do, China? Your Navy is shit.


Yeah but they got nukes and Russia.
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Instead of actually using real harmful weapon on each other.. Might as well play against each other on Street Fighter V! :p Since it doesn't take real life.
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Talk about being overprotective. China may have claimed this reef, but that's quite going overboard seeing that they are fussing over something not exactly worth the trouble. That's just crazy of them.
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Its not like this is completely useless territory that they're arguing over because of nationalism boners (though I suspect those might be playing a role). The South China Sea contains deposits of oil and natural gas, as well as being situated in the path of key shipping lanes. There is a LOT of money involved in this, and any country with an interest in the area would be a fool to give that all away to China. I also suspect, but won't say for certain, that the US is trying to maintain the balance of power in the region so it doesn't tip too far in China's favour.

Same for the Hans Island dispute. The island itself may or may not be important, but its become part of a larger, ongoing territorial dispute that any country with an arctic coastline has an interest in seeing through. Again, because of money. And honestly, the opening phases of the whole Hans Island argument seem to be a playful joke on both sides. I think its the media who's largely blowing things out of proportion on that one.


It was my sarcastic reply to him. I hope Rujikin sees what you've typed...
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Year-end cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016.
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