Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 A diplomatic row has started between China + Philippines, wid Manila repor summoning China's Envoy - more Ships repor also are inbound.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA ORDERS PHILIPPINE NAVY TO LEAVE DISPUTED WATERS. Settlement by Chinese Embassy in Manila.
ARTIC > CHINA = warns that the Philippines should not underestimate China's willingness to forcefully unilaterally safeguard + defend its interests.
* SAME > INDIA WLL NOT BE BOGGED DOWN BY BEIJING'S WARNING, in the SCS | INDIA CAPABLE OF SAFEGUARDING ITS INTERESTS.
ARTIC > Union Minister Ashwani Kumar = whom also reiterates Krisha's earlier description of the SCS as the "Property of the World".
IMO THE MAHA-RUSHIAN QUESTIONNE' OF THE MOMENT IS WHETHER RUSSIA HAS INDJUH'S BACK VEE CHINA???
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > CHINA STAKES CLAIMS TO ISLANDS [Paracels = Xishas] WID "PRINCESS COCONUT" VOYAGE [Cruise Ship].
Historical "Gunboat/Battleship/Carrier Diplomacy" has apparently surrendered like France to "Cruise/Tour/Love Boat" Diplomacy???
D *** NG IT, COUPLES CAN EAT, DANCE, ROMANCE, GET MARRIED, GAMBLE, SHOP DUTY-FREE, WEAR COOL SUNGLASSES + HATS, .... + CLAIM ANOTHER COUNTRY'S TERRITORY(S)!
* SAME > [Russian Military Review] CHINA EYES MAJOR NAVAL EXPANSION.
Russ Analysts say China plans to build 200 more naval vessels + 2 Conventional [oil-fired], 1 Nuclear CV's by 2020, TO HELP BREAK-OUT FINALLY FROM THE RESTRICTIVE GEOPOL + GEOGRAPHIC BARRIERS OF THE "FIRST ISLAND CHAIN".
IMO also read, CHINA WANTS THE SSSSSSHHHHHH ISSUE OF TAIWANESE SOVEREIGNTY + ESPEC REUNIFICATION "GUARANTEED" RESOLVED IN ITS FAVOR BY 2020???
* NEWS KERALA > CHINA IS WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST ECONOMY, NOT THE WORLD'S SECOND STRONGEST ECONoMY: FOREIGN MINISTRY [Official].
Well, dats why its desires JAPAN + SOUTH KOREA TO BE UNDER ITS ORBIT, + its support for larger "ASIAN UNION(S)".
On a separate note, I say again that, iff the US + UNO = future OWG won't do it, China's Govt. + Intellectuals need to do their own reliable = apolitical Expert Analyses as per GWCC, SOlar Activity(s), + National, Global "Peak Oil/Resources", etc. just for its own Interests.
* SAME > CHINA PLANS TO KEEP ITS POPULATION WIDIN 1.39BILYUHN LIMIT BY 2015. Its population was already allegedly 1.34Bilyuhn by EOY 2011 + stands to formally expand by another 200.0Milyuhn by 2015.
Beijing still has a prob in that many Populat Perts in the US-West don't believe the Govt's figures, + that China's real population figures between 2.4-2.8Bilyuhn [+ growing]. Some alos question Beijing's ability to control its Population Growths, espec outside of the major Cities-Towns.
* PACIFICNEWSCENTER [aka Guam K-57] > YOMIURI: TOKYO OFFERS TO PAY FOR US BASE ON TINIAN, in the CNMI.
* MARIANAS VARIETY [CNMI News] > TINIAN MAYOR: NO NEED TO RE-NEGOTIATE [Tinian] LAND LEASE AGREEMENT.
Lest we fergit, controversial TOKYO GOVERNOR SHINTARO ISHIHARA = JAPAN ONLY NEEDS A YEAR TO PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, + should dev such as a key "bargaining/dipomatic chip" worthy of Nippon returning as MAJOR OR "GREAT POWER" ONCE AGAIN IN THE WORLD.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-11 22:19||
#2 OOOOPPSIES, forgot TOPIX, DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > SINO-INDIAN TREATY ON TIBET NOT LIKELY TO BE RENEWED.
Iff its not, this move could end up being as sgnificant as the Pre-Pearl Harbor US oil, steel embargo on Japan.
"LEFT FIELD" STRIKES AGAIN.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-11 22:25||
#3 I grew up in Japan and the Philippines.
I know enough to know, that they will "Stand their ground..." against the sharp-elbowed Neo-Maoists. NORK Space sabre-rattling is laughable, IMHO---
Posted by canalzone 2012-04-11 22:56||