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  1. #251

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    The Japanese seem to put more effort into battling Greenpeace over whaling than battling China over its sovereign rights over the islands

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    The french don't riot, they just strike if they are unhappy about something.
    Which explains why the French never work or get anything done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punchdrunk:
    Which explains why the French never work or get anything done.
    They have a higher productivity ratio than the yanks....

    How is food in ur basement?

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    Japanese companies say shipping is now slow with China. China does not care about the $340 million in trade with Japan but this year alone has over $4billion of direct investment from Japan and they should care about that.

    Today Chinese boats patrol those islands. Kind of reminds me of back home when the Americans routinely sail through the Arctic waters my country claims (Canada) to demonstrate that that these are not Canada's. Canada requires some sort of vessel registration as part of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act of 1970 or so but the Americans thumb their noses at that as they don't comply. Most of Europe too says this is NorthWest Passage is open water and as it warms the political infighting is growing.

    Quote Originally Posted by ewankho:
    In other news, Wang LiJun's trial (Bo Xilai's henchman who tried to defect to the US) has come and gone. That is all.

    Carry on.

    Wang Li Jun just got a 15 year sentence for what The Standard just said is:

    Wang Lijun jailed for 15 years
    (32 mins ago)

    http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaki...&icid=a&d_str=

    A court jailed ex-police chief Wang Lijun for 15 years after finding him guilty on four charges, including seeking to conceal the murder of a British businessman, in a scandal that felled the ambitious politician, Bo Xilai.
    The court in Chengdu in southwest China said Wang received the sentence for “bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking'', according to the state-run Xinhua news agency, Reuters reports.
    The court found that Wang, the former police chief of Chongqing municipality in southwest China, tried to cover up the murder of a British businessman Neil Heywood in November 2011 by Gu Kailai, the wife of Bo, one of China's most controversial politicians
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    Seems 15 years was a fair sentence here:

    After first helping Gu evade suspicion of poisoning Heywood, Wang then kept evidence of the murder, according to the official account of Wang's trial. In late January, Wang confronted Bo with the allegation that Gu was suspected of killing Heywood. But Wang was ``angrily rebuked and had his ears boxed''.
    Days later, Bo stripped Wang of his post as Chongqing police chief, and Wang, fearing for his safety, fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu where he hid for more than 24 hours until Chinese officials coaxed him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Football16:
    Japanese companies say shipping is now slow with China. China does not care about the $340 million in trade with Japan but this year alone has over $4billion of direct investment from Japan and they should care about that.
    Don't know where you get your numbers but even a 2 second effort to think about what you have written above should be enough to realise it is complete rubbish. Japan is China's largest trading partner on most measures. $340m of trade is orders of magnitude too low.

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    Water Cannon duel today.

    Looked like Fun








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    Thank goodness only water


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Thank goodness only water
    Wouldn't it be great if all wars were fought like this.
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    China is only getting ready for the main event in 3-5 years time once they have their navy at blue ocean level.

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    Now, now virago, let them be. The Americans have been going at it for quite a while. It's their turn to play bully. Everyone gets their fair chance.


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