The China Thread (Threat)

SpitfireV

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Yeah but didn't everyone in the 60s and 70s lol. You're right though, actual operations will be interesting to watch.
 

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They have a habit of fighting over border issues. They fought in '62, '67 and '87.

Chances are good that they'll start shooting each other...and after a few weeks or months, if history is any judge, the thing will fizzle out.
 

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The article doesn’t mention the First & Second Island Chains, which are projections into the Pacific. Also the map shows proposed corridors down the Malayan Peninsula & from Yunnan Province in Southern China through Myanmar to the ocean. This is to bypass the choke point of the Malacca Straight, through which a great amount of Chinese trade passes through. At one stage there was a plan for a Chinese funded canal through the Thai isthmus for the same reason, though this didn’t eventuate.
 

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The Chinese have bags of money to throw around.
 
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The article doesn’t mention the First & Second Island Chains, which are projections into the Pacific. Also the map shows proposed corridors down the Malayan Peninsula & from Yunnan Province in Southern China through Myanmar to the ocean. This is to bypass the choke point of the Malacca Straight, through which a great amount of Chinese trade passes through. At one stage there was a plan for a Chinese funded canal through the Thai isthmus for the same reason, though this didn’t eventuate.
I think this article didn’t reference the South China Sea because it was mostly focused on their regional competition with India. The PRC is strengthening economic ties with India’s neighbors Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives to significantly increase Chinese strategic influence in the area.
 

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That is disconcerting as all get. We need to figure out a way to keep the Chinese contained and their firms away from North America. The fact that we do business with a bunch of mass murdering communist felchers, who've repeatedly stabbed us in the back economically and supplied our enemies, is insane.

Letting the PRC anywhere near Greenland is going to be an absolute economic and environmental disaster.

edit/add on: Coming soon to a Greenland near you! Woohoo!
 
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Chinese don't do whales, that's the Japanese. The finning is still a major issue but is done at sea. That's why I'm not sure what the photo is of.
 

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@SpitfireV Yangtze river running red from pollution. Though @ShadowSpear is right about the havoc that the Chinese would wreck on marine and coastal resources due to their sheer recklessness.

At the end of the day, PRC state sponsored companies charged with development or resource exploitation don't give a fuck about people or the environment. Not an environmentalist or conservationalist by any means, but Chinese backed companies tend to leave barren wastelands where rich ecological areas stood. If the PRC furrows its way in, we may as well kiss the Greenland ecology and any semblance of healthy/sustainable fish stocks in the North goodbye.
 
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