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All Asian Maritime Disputes:

 376 Joesolo, Sun, 16th Mar '14 1:32:09 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
[up] Saints aren't worshiped. They're just people who are supposed to be examples for the rest of us.
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 377 Ira The Squire, Sun, 16th Mar '14 1:45:50 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
Then enshrining war criminals is even far worse than what I initially thought. At least bin Laden was not officially convicted.

edited 16th Mar '14 1:58:43 PM by IraTheSquire

I AM A DALEK!!

The human body is obscene. It must be replaced!
 378 Quag 15, Sun, 16th Mar '14 2:53:53 PM from Portugal Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Everyone will become one with me (^し^)
Everyone: let's drop the memorials and war criminals issue, alright?

As for China and the plane, they'll try, but they won't get much from it.

edited 16th Mar '14 2:54:23 PM by Quag15

 379 Krieger 22, Mon, 17th Mar '14 3:02:43 AM from Malaysia Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Well, considered that the Chinese are being such paragons of cooperation by accusing everyone who isn't them of hiding information from them, I doubt they'll get far in terms of goodwill. Those amphibious docks they have searching sure seem well outfitted for snatching a Paracel or Spratly too...

In other news, I recently read an article in a local newspaper regarding Japan's "creeping militarism" (doesn't seem like anything out of the usual to me, considering that they're doing regular stuff for Japanese right-wingers). Said article also made some claims about how Japanese entertainment media has taken on a more militarist/nationalist bent as of late. I probably would've taken them seriously if they hadn't used Girls und Panzer as an example. While the press here pretty much runs on New Media Are Evil, this isn't exactly as bad as a shooter where the Chinese player character automatically empties his firearm's magazine into the corpses of dead Japanese soldiers for no other reason than because he can (I've lost the link to the news article on this one, unfortunately).

edited 17th Mar '14 3:03:20 AM by Krieger22

I heard you were accusing NASA
[up] Whoever wrote that article is two years late. Also keep in mind that Chinese shooters players have the exact same reputation as COD players. Don't take them seriously.

edited 17th Mar '14 6:34:30 AM by KnightofNASA

 381 Achaemenid, Mon, 17th Mar '14 6:35:47 AM from Mitakihara Town, Copenhagen Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
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IIRC, China's netizens thought that article was stupid as hell.
Die Russen seind gefallen in Preußen ein;

Auf, laßt uns sie zeigen, daß wir brave Landeskinder sein!

 382 Joesolo, Mon, 17th Mar '14 9:41:39 AM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
" a shooter where the Chinese player character automatically empties his firearm's magazine into the corpses of dead Japanese soldiers"

well that's not really particular. People do things like that no matter the shooter or the game. Screwing with rag dolls is fun
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
Pretending to be human
[up][up][up][up]In all honesty, many parts of mainland Chinese news media tends to be deeply xenophobic and nationalist, so stupid articles like that from them are not a surprise. I recall how a few weeks ago when the US Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who is of Chinese descent himself, stepped down, there was a Xinhua article mocking him with terms like "banana" (Chinese person who doesn't speak Chinese) and "guide dog for the blind" (due to his meeting with the blind activist Chen Guangcheng), along with many other childish insults. Chinese readers were not amused, to say the least.

edited 17th Mar '14 9:45:03 AM by Exploder

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@ Ira The Squire

Brief off -topic:

1) Memorials are not places for religious worship. Memorials do not call those people "gods", or that they "have transcended into supreme beings" or that you do not ask the war dead for divine protection in memorials. The equivalent would be the Catholic Church sanctifying those people. Would you like to see Saint bin Laden and have people asking for his divine protection?

2) Are they convicted criminals? Did they go through a trial and found guilty of what they did? Because a convicted criminal means that their actions have been recognized as crime. Until then, allegations are still just allegations.

Thanks

Again people, we should have SEATO re-organized if something gets ugly in the South China/West Philippine Sea!

 385 De Marquis, Wed, 19th Mar '14 9:42:43 AM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
How would you re-organize it?
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
 386 Krieger 22, Thu, 20th Mar '14 2:08:57 AM from Malaysia Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
SEATO was widely considered to be ineffective at best, though, so I doubt that it could do much if things go south, unless it's to Summon Bigger Fish (said big fish would almost certainly be the US). If it does and Malaysia joins... I don't know how many layers of tin foil hats most people here will be wearing.

 387 Greenmantle, Thu, 20th Mar '14 2:21:42 AM from Britannia Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
"Per ardua ad astra"
[up] There's also the Five Power Defence Arrangements.
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
ASEAN does have a chance of being reformed. Although China has a few friends there, including Brunei, Cambodia and Malaysia, the latter two having Chinese military equipment.
"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
[up][up][up][up] Take a page from Front Mission and do a real-life Oceanic Cooperative Union.

[up] Since when was ASEAN dissolved?

 390 Greenmantle, Thu, 20th Mar '14 4:32:12 AM from Britannia Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
"Per ardua ad astra"
[up]

ASEAN is still active. SEATO was dissolved on the 30th June 1977.
[up] Tell that to [up][up].

Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
@HH

- I didn't say ASEAN was dissolved. I'm saying that if ASEAN wants to reform itself in order to stand up to China, it can be possible.
"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
[up] You could have been a little more specific.

A little off-topic, but I got two questions:

1. What do both "Senkaku" and "Diaoyu" mean in English?

2. Which islands are occupied by Japan, and which islands are occupied by the Chinese?

 394 Achaemenid, Thu, 20th Mar '14 5:57:43 AM from Mitakihara Town, Copenhagen Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
"Diaoyu" means "fishing". "Senkaku" I think means "Pinnacle", which is, I believe, why the English name for the islands is "the Pinnacle Isles".

Japan owns the lot.
Die Russen seind gefallen in Preußen ein;

Auf, laßt uns sie zeigen, daß wir brave Landeskinder sein!

 395 entropy 13, Thu, 20th Mar '14 5:58:57 AM from Somewhere only we know. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
わからない
Malaysia is no longer "as friendly" to China as before. Brunei is really just neutral. The only other ASEAN country that can really say that they're neutral is Thailand. Burma, Laos, and Cambodia are definitely in Chinese' pockets. They have been even before they joined ASEAN.
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Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over.
[up][up] Thanks, and who's that as your avatar?

[up] Aren't Cambodia a constitutional monarchy right now?

 397 Achaemenid, Thu, 20th Mar '14 6:31:56 AM from Mitakihara Town, Copenhagen Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
[up]

My avatar is Darjeeling, from the anime Girls und Panzer. She is a quintessential English Rose, despite being Japanese.

edited 20th Mar '14 6:32:23 AM by Achaemenid

Die Russen seind gefallen in Preußen ein;

Auf, laßt uns sie zeigen, daß wir brave Landeskinder sein!

Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Cambodia is. But they are "friendly" to China, dating back to the post-Khmer Rouge days IIRC.
"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
[up][up] Thanks, and can I send a PM to you please?

[up] I see, thanks.

 400 Achaemenid, Thu, 20th Mar '14 7:03:54 AM from Mitakihara Town, Copenhagen Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
[up]

I dunno, can you? tongue Sure.
Die Russen seind gefallen in Preußen ein;

Auf, laßt uns sie zeigen, daß wir brave Landeskinder sein!

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