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Post time 2010-3-16 15:28:59 |Display all floors
the diversity among southeast asian countries raise the untrust between each other. in addition, US has been misleading southeast asian that China is rising to be a overwhelming one that wants to dominate this area.  and there were many disputes or conflicts in history in this area.
hope the potention tragedy will not realize

global times
Weapons sales to Southeast Asia have surged in the past five years, piling up concerns that an arms race could threaten regional stability, a leading security institute said Monday.
The huge rise is partly a consequence of profit-driven military dealers stoking fears over the fast development of China, analysts said.
Arms deliveries to the region almost doubled between 2005 and 2009 compared with the previous five years, as imports in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia increased 722 percent, 146 percent and 84 percent respectively by volume, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report.
"The current wave of Southeast Asian acquisitions could destabilize the region, jeopardizing decades of peace," Siemon Wezeman, SIPRI's Asia expert, said.
Military expert Liu Jiangping said defence against China may not be the main reason Southeast Asian nations are making arms purchases.
"Conflicts within the region are the major reason for the current military buildup there," Liu said.
The remarkable rise in purchases of combat aircraft and warships by the three countries prompted some neighboring countries to follow these acquisitions with orders of their own, according to the report.
Last year, Vietnam joined its regional counterparts, becoming the latest Southeast Asian country to order long-range combat aircraft and submarines. Singapore is the first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member to be among the top 10 arms importers by SIPRI since the end of the Vietnam war.
Global arms transfers during the five-year period grew 22 percent, with Asia and Oceania the biggest recipients accounting for 41 percent of the total, the Swedish institute said.
Europe followed with 24 percent, then the Middle East with 17 percent.
The United States remained the world's biggest weaponry seller, accounting for 30 percent of overseas arms sales during the period. Almost 40 percent of its deliveries went to Asia and Oceania and a similar proportion to the Middle East, the report said.
Shannon Kile, a Senior Researcher with SIPRI, said the US is the only beneficiary of an arms race in the region.
Many Asian nations believed that China and the US might become competitors in the future, even opponents fighting a war, Kile said, adding that standing with the US means turning into China's enemy and therefore it'd be natural for these Asian countries to take immediate action to arm themselves.

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Post time 2010-3-16 15:30:25 |Display all floors
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Post time 2010-3-16 20:24:22 |Display all floors
You have to remember Tamson, that the west can only sell what people want to buy. Please note that Russia also sells a huge amount of weaponry and it's not considered to be a western nation really. Heck, even China and India import vast amounts, and dollars worth, of Russian weaponry so to decry the US is wrong. Also, nations buy as they do to "honour the threat". If they perceive China, or whoever, to be the threat, then they spend what they think they need to make themselves feel safer. China has done this also and despite the decreasing defence budget this year, China is still a huge defense spender.....why, because they honour the threat and do all they can to make themselves feel safer. Sometimes, safety is a house of cards, and sometimes, hard power is needed. In Asia, tensions are running high over numerous issues, the Paracel (Nansha) islands being one of them. It's interesting to note Chinese condemnation of Vietnams rather small purchase of Russian weaponry when one weighs up how many of the same weapons and types China possesses.
This isn't to say China, or any country is wrong in their actions but, look inside your own house before you look at others and see the facts as they are, objectively and intelligently. Then make an assessment. Yours, I am sorry to say, if it's anti- west, or US, is wrong.

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Post time 2010-3-16 20:49:22 |Display all floors

ONLY if the US stops the nonsense...

if the US stop sellin arms & invadin other nations then i dont think any other nations do the same like what the US does for...and the US likes to be or wants to be the leader of the packs (this is not a matter of do as i say but not as i do thingy thing here & we're talkin 'bout if you have it ...i want it too kind of thing); is there a role model for all this on this planet...the answer is a big NO NO  

BTW...without dointhis, the US will be very hard to function as a nation...just look at the record carefully  

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Post time 2010-3-16 21:55:53 |Display all floors

No excuse!

Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2010-3-16 20:24
You have to remember Tamson, that the west can only sell what people want to buy. Please note that Russia also sells a huge amount of weaponry and it's not considered to be a western nation really. ...


The West is the Gun Running Wh@re Club.
The proliferators of Death, Unreast and Destruction.
The West is Evil.

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Post time 2010-3-17 00:53:20 |Display all floors

Reply #6 ThankoPan's post

And, judging by your posts, you appear to be ignorant and are doing that which so many here accuse the west of, hatemongering. I imagine that when Chinas weapons systems and industry mature, we'll see a lot of cheap Chinese weapons on the market too. NORINCO actively markets their products worldwide. Does that make China guilty of that which you accuse the west of? No, it's just business and provides employent in China as it does anywhere else such industries exist. This doesn't make those countries evil, it makes them business minded and think of it this way if you will....if there was no demand for such products, the companies that make them would soon be out of business. The market and global situation drives such sales.

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Post time 2010-3-17 01:08:30 |Display all floors
Another reason why other countries prefer to buy US,Russian,German and other European nations weapons and not Chinese weapons is that Chinese weapons still suck big time............get this in your head you war-loving-ultra-national-freaks!

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