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2009-05-25 India-Pakistan
China bigger threat than Pakistan: India
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Posted by Steve White 2009-05-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6503 views ]  Top

#1 Well, it IS a LOT bigger.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2009-05-25 00:17||   2009-05-25 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Add to that the last time India and China went at it, India lost a bunch of territory that is now formally incorporated into China. And China is talking about the "historical ties between Assam and China", just like they did before they invaded North Vietnam to carve off the mountain border lands.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2009-05-25 01:28||   2009-05-25 01:28|| Front Page Top

#3 Yes, apparently a large chuck of India is/was "lower Tibet" and belongs to the Motherland
Posted by john frum 2009-05-25 17:04||   2009-05-25 17:04|| Front Page Top

#4 Do the Chinese have their own term for lebensraum?
Posted by Gabby 2009-05-25 19:08||   2009-05-25 19:08|| Front Page Top

#5 Dunno but looking for it in India would be... kinda dumb
Posted by European Conservative 2009-05-25 19:12||   2009-05-25 19:12|| Front Page Top

#6 You'd think. But as was noted above, they've looked for it there in the past. Plus, as their actions with North Korea show, they may well be...kinda dumb.
Posted by Gabby 2009-05-25 19:35||   2009-05-25 19:35|| Front Page Top

#7 Not dumb, overweeningly arrogant. Never forget that anyone that is not Han Chinese is a foreign devil/dog, and not worthy of consideration. That has been a central facet of Chinese policy for at least 3,000 years.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2009-05-25 19:58||   2009-05-25 19:58|| Front Page Top

#8 hey! that wasn't in my diversity handbook!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-25 20:43||   2009-05-25 20:43|| Front Page Top

#9 @#7
Yessir, correct. Throughout China and Japan, ethic minority characteristics are removed and then assimilated by the dominant culture, ie: the Han and the Yamoto, respectively.

Languicide (death of one's native langauge), forcing the minority to take Chinese or Japanese dominant cultural surnames, redistribution of wealth, all these techniques is how China and Japan have long kept their cultures going.

A great example is in Japan. The Ainu people who are northern Japan's indigenous people, have been marginalised so much that many weren't even allowed to know they were from an ethnic minority. According to Wiki "In many cases, surviving Ainu may not be even aware of their ancestry, as their parents and grandparents kept their descent private in order to protect their children from social problems."
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-25 20:44||   2009-05-25 20:44|| Front Page Top

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