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Diaoyudao Has Become the Touchstone of US-China Relations   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-6-12 15:01:25 |Display all floors
Diaoyudao is a set of uninhabitable five islands and three rocks jutting out of the East China Sea, located 120 nautical miles northeast of Taiwan, 200 nautical miles east of China, and 200 nautical miles west of Okinawa (if that can be called a part of Japan).

Like the cheap fieldstone left by the glaciers in the praries around the world, Diaoyudao has little economic value in itself, even if speculators have hinted at vast undersea oil and gas reserves.  The cost of their extraction in the current oil and gas market would make their development highly uneconomical.  These reserves are likely to remain just that, reserves, to be used only when energy becomes scarce in the future.

And yet, these cheap fieldstones are used by jewelers as their touchstones by which precious metals, when lightly brushed over their surfaces, show patterns that distinguish adulterated or fake precious metals from the real ones.

China's relationship with the US far exceeds the value of Diaoyudao by several orders of magnitude.  Just the bilateral trade alone is valued at 500 billion dollars per annum.  Not to speak of the fact that peace at home and around the world, which is tied to their relationship, is worth more than all the trade balances added together could be worth.

With Diaoyudao, China has an easy and quick way to decide if the relationship is honest and genuine.  All China has to do is observe how its sovereignty over Diaoyudao is respected or not.  No complex psychology to master.  Diaoyudao is simply the truth.






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Post time 2013-6-12 16:44:44 |Display all floors
All China has to do is observe how its sovereignty over Diaoyudao is respected or not.  No complex psychology to master. Diaoyudao is simply the truth.

The litmus test for Diaoyudao's ownership is on CD! Now....take a good look at CD. And now ....you tell me!

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試金石為釣魚島的所有權是在CD!


  現在, 好好看看CD .........,


現在 ......你告訴我。



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Post time 2013-6-12 20:05:05 |Display all floors
No. CPC allows a certain emphasis to occur about these insignificant islands to divert Chinese public attention from political reforms and to satisfy some extreme Chinese nationalists. The whole issue is contrived. Unfortunately, Abe is playing the same game with extreme Japanese nationalists. The whole issue is a comedy.
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Post time 2013-6-12 20:26:04 |Display all floors
With Diaoyudao, China has an easy and quick way to decide if the relationship is honest and genuine.  All China has to do is observe how its sovereignty over Diaoyudao is respected or not.  No complex psychology to master.  Diaoyudao is simply the truth.


I guess the only thing the US cares about is that China and Japan resolve this matter peacefully, in front of an international court. Politics is more complex than "the stronger nation takes what it can".

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Post time 2013-6-12 20:43:12 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2013-6-12 20:44
Ted180 Post time: 2013-6-12 20:05
No. CPC allows a certain emphasis to occur about these insignificant islands to divert Chinese publi ...

The whole issue is a comedy. Thats right.....a tragic comedy and don't know where it leads to.


.....nationalists rats .....brain dead nationalists rats like sansukong rat are the culprit.


Sansukong is not even Chinese citizen but a citizen residing in drains.
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Post time 2013-6-13 15:10:39 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-6-13 15:19
Ted180 Post time: 2013-6-12 20:05
No. CPC allows a certain emphasis to occur about these insignificant islands to divert Chinese publi ...

THE VALUE OF DIAOYUDAO TO CHINA IS THAT IT REPRESENTS THE TRUTH OF CHINA'S SOVEREIGNTY.  China is not that interested in the oil and gas as the West likes to portray China, as a greedy island grabber.  China has been governing this group of islands and their surrounding waters for centuries, long before the world knew what is petroleum or natural gas.  On the contrary, the West is interested in wresting Diaoyudao from China, because of the oil and gas in the surrounding sea floor, because of its strategic location for maritime defense, and because it represents the sovereignty of China that MUST in its estimate, be trivialized into an oil wildcatting expedition, to be countered by firm, solemn, inflexible Japanese sovereignty.

Those who trivialize Diaoyudao as useless rocks not worth a fight are actually trying to diminish China's sovereignty into a matter of no importance.

No way, Diaoyudao will be the Gibraltar of Chinese sovereignty in all of the seas and oceans that abut its coast lands.  As a symbol of Chinese sovereignty, Diaoyudao is worth the sacrifice of an entire nation to defend and to win back.  It is better to fight and lose, than to lose without fighting, for the right of China to be a sovereign country.

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Post time 2013-6-13 16:46:17 |Display all floors
Ted180 Post time: 2013-6-12 19:05
No. CPC allows a certain emphasis to occur about these insignificant islands to divert Chinese publi ...
The whole issue is a comedy.

It won't be a comedy no more, if wars were to break out over these few "insignificant islands", as you might have want to put it.  It could possibly be the start of world war-3! Of course, it would make the U.S. very happy to see its Asia's two biggest creditors at each other's throat and end up wounded and weakened. The catch word for the U.S.'s come back to the Asian-Pacific regions is: "Follow the money" and much money is needed to fight wars!  
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它不會是一出喜劇如果戰爭是打出來的,
因為一些“無關緊要的島嶼”正如你可能已經說了。
它可能是世界戰爭的開始!
當然,它將使美國很高興看到的,
亞洲兩個最大的債權人在對方的喉嚨並最終受傷和削弱。
美國回來的流行語亞太地區是:
“跟著錢走”,和當然多少錢是需要拼戰!

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