Rising Tensions in East Asia




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Boots
 
April 13th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 

Topic: Rising Tensions in East Asia


A few days ago, Anti-Japanese Demonstrations occured in various Chinese Cities which resulted into serious riots. Since this is the voice of several thousands Chinese Citizens, the Central Government however remains mute from the incident and does not wish to comment any further fearing that it will damage Sino-Japanese diplomatic ties. While anti-Japanese sentiment is growing tremendously in China, anti-Chinese sentiment are growing in Japan as well, especially among those who are supporters of the right-wing political party.

Here are other issues to consider:

1. At the same time, the PRC Government and the Japanese Government are now undergoing a serious confrontation over the disputed region of South China Sea while Japan demands China to halt on its exploration for Natural Gas in the region.

2. South Korea is also undergoing tensions with North Korea over the Nuclear Weapons issues. Although it is not certainly clear that North Korea can actually create a nuclear detonation, it is clear however that North Korea has the ability to obtain Nuclear Weapons. Russia, the United States, Japan, and China were involved in Six-party talks in hope to resolve the situation, however Pyonyang does not approve to the negotiations hence the talks went nowhere.

So....please, post your insights.


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April 13th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
It's always been a hard place.
It'll probably continue to stay that way for a long time.
April 13th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
According to North Korea, they called Tokyo a "Political Dwarf". Under that statement, the North Koreans are very clear of their position. However, PRC and Japan are very enigmatic. They often held numerous talks and dialouge but unfortunetily, it appears that these talks are not productive.

Every move Japan makes that seems controversial to both Korea and China relating to Japan's Past war aggressions, relations are often thrown back 20 years behind. Japan is not the only country who receieved hostile behaviors because of past agressions. Germany have suffered this kind of mistrust from Europe as well especially from Italy.
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Boots
April 13th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Stability has not existed in a long long time, but it is always a possibility.
April 14th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
lol, the japanese government is crying over the rocks the chinese threw and the demostrations we did

this is sad, the demostrations and protests are mainly peaceful with some minor violations of the law, but overall it is a peaceful protest

the japanese radicals however, feeling hot headed, shot at a chinese bank in Osaka and threatened to kill chinese if we did not stop the protests


.... a time of year when i wished i was inchina
April 14th, 2005  
Boobies
 
 

Topic: Cabal...


Can you elaborate Germany-Italy problem?

Japan-China/Korea/Philipine/etc is different. There are unfinished business involved in Asia. I think Japan got away quite nicely compare to Germany. Sense of injustice still deeply felt among many Asian countries. Yes, without Japan acknowledge its wrong doings, yes, it is going to stay like this or even get worse.
April 14th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
In answer to Boobie's query:

The Germany-Italy problem existed since the Nazis Occupation of Italy during the later years of the European War. Currently Germany have been critical about its war past however it appears Italy is uncomfortable having Germany to gain membership in the security council. That is the reason why Germany have difficulties bidding for a seat in the security council, but there are many other factors as well.

A few months ago, I found an article where an Italian Mayor actually accused German tourists to be "loud" and rude in public and seemingly unfit in Italy suggesting Germans are not welcomed. Well it clearly explains the mistrust that can still occur even today.

But this is Europe. The topic is East Asia. So please do not reply to this post. PM me if you have the need to reply to what I have posted above.
April 14th, 2005  
Doc.S
 

Topic: Re-Rising Tensions in East Asia


From a geostrategic point of view, I think that East Asia is the most dangerous place at the moment, if I look at possible future conflicts to be honest. The only obstacle at the moment is that a conflict need to start before 2008 or after the Olympics.

Tensions is only the first name IMHO. They are finished with Europe (Ukraine), Africa (Nothing of Interest), Middle East = Syria will fall of itself and they seems to be very cautious with Iran, Paul Wolfowitz former Deputy Secretary of Defense, "are out from the White House" and that is a signal to the world that there will be no more Middle East operations for a while.

Israel seems to have their own problems right now with a possible civil war on their hands so Primeminister Ariel Sharon will sit down silent for a while I think. Now they want East Asia.

South America is still to Important for the west and seems to manage itself (Venezuela and Cuba not included) without to much C.I.A operatives or is it called technical advisors these days too. 8)

Cheers:
Doc.S
April 14th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
The anti-japanese protests are due to the posible entrance of Japan in UNSC, China doesn´t want that because there will be another country representing Asian with veto right, and they have boundeire disputes with them....
April 14th, 2005  
Boobies
 
 

Topic: Yes...


Staruo, there were anti-Japanese protests way before the Japan's bid for UNSC, such as history book content change or modification in Japan's favor, island disputes, sex-slaves, etc.