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    Quote Originally Posted by bryant.english:
    Because the islands belong to China.
    Yes, and so do the rest of the world. Blame it on the mainlanders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    British humor/humour at work I suppose.
    Please don't start again..

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    PMT = Poster Mat Tension


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    Don't drive a Japanese car in Shenzhen:



    Picture from RT News

    (The car was probably manufactured in the Toyota car plant near Guangzhou)

    Last edited by drumbrake; 19-08-2012 at 07:37 PM.

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    No they are all rushing to help the driver.

    Where are the police? Normally they are so evident in China probably just a trick of the camera. I am sure some of the paid stooges will be here to give the party line.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingKaChing:
    The islands have been claimed as chinese territory in maps and various other historical contexts written and drawn by cartographers and historians since ancient times. Japan never questioned China's sovereignty over the islands before the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895. In 1951, Japan and the United States illegally signed a treaty in San Francisco without the presence of China, which was one of the victor countries in the Second World War. Article three wrongly assigned the Diaoyu islands, which Japan had stolen from China, and other islands, to the Ryukyu zone which was under U.S. control.

    There sir, is your explanation......
    You can claim your 50 cents now.
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    7 mins, not bad. The same cartographers who claimed the Scarborough Shoal for China no doubt. Shame this was when China was actually Mongolian and so the islands belong to Mongolia. Or was it Manchuria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingKaChing:
    +1
    Yes but he was being sarcastic. Ask your masters what that means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingKaChing:
    Japan never questioned China's sovereignty over the islands before the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895
    Isn't that because they were uninhabited islands that had not officially be claimed by any nation?

    They had appeared in various nations maps in a number of languages etc (so perhaps they should be Dutch) and fishermen from several nations had used the waters for many years. Wasn't the 1st official government claim they were Chinese and have always been Chinese around 1970 (just after a huge discovery of Oil)?

    They are geographically closer to Japan than the ROC or PRC which adds to the confusion. Just seems a lack of evidence and loads of rhetoric on both sides. Jingoistic drum beating does not really allow a clear view of the issue on any side.

    Anyway this doesn't look like an argument that will use facts from both sides.
    Last edited by East_coast; 19-08-2012 at 08:01 PM.
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    I think Taiwan have a better claim than China!


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