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China flexes muscles again

by Willy / November 25, 2012 2:20 AM PST

Well, what do you know China is doing it again. It falls into place. China wants natural resources too and I'm sure it now more than willing to take it or strong arm to get it. China hasn't done much to lay claims to islands but now it wants to. Even in the old Mao days they could have transplanted some people there, so what gives. You don't have to be a rocket scientists to see where this all leads...


If we(USA) has to stand there and go to blows it won't be long before some exchange gets extreme in response. We need the govts. of that area to firmly side with the USA if they haven't already as a shield against aggression on China's part. This seems to be a continuing dialog as I see it because sooner or later, China will be the problem, not Iran. -----Willy Shocked

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More news or reflection
by Willy / November 27, 2012 10:17 AM PST
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those islands were used
by James Denison / November 27, 2012 11:20 AM PST

by the Japanese I think during the invasion leading to WW2, so China might understandably be touchy about it.

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Perhaps so, but do you really see any chance
by Roger NC / November 27, 2012 8:54 PM PST

Japan, in decline actually, would try to invade China, on the rise, now?

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China doesn't need to worry about being invaded
by Steven Haninger / November 27, 2012 10:18 PM PST

I don't think there's a power in the world that would put soldiers on their soil. China needs only a mediocre military. Their biggest area of might comes from its potential labor force. Labor produces money. When Japan was on the rise economically, what was it they had to sell to the world? They've no abundance of natural resources and rely on other countries for those. What Japan had was labor. Virtually everyone worked. There wasn't a 40 hour work week either. They were able to out produce anyone in some market segments. They offered quality at reasonable prices. No longer did "Made in Japan" mean you were buying junk. Japan had more money than it could spend and even began buying up US real estate. It was the high prices wealthy Japanese would pay that drove markets in this country.

Right now, we think of Chinese goods as being sub-standard and we laugh at the junky stuff they sell that was once made here. My observations is that the quality of many of their goods is slowly improving. They are learning just as did the Japanese that other parts of the world still have higher quality standards and that they'll lose markets if they don't improve. Once they achieve those higher standards, they've got a labor pool that can overwhelm anyone. Why would they need the biggest, baddest fighter jets in the world when they could buy up all the material that other countries use to make them?

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Dollar store
by Willy / November 28, 2012 2:29 AM PST

You know politicians offer we can do better by out thinking "off shore" outfits. What I believe is that companies provide the thinking behind a new technology or product and then its sent off to Pacific rim for them to make. You wonder how in the heck the working class will be around to pay all those new taxes or old in order to keep the infrastructure in place. Sure as heck can't be having continuous new products if no one can buy them, especially the middle class or anyone with less cash tahn before. ------Willy Happy

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WWII action
by Willy / November 28, 2012 2:23 AM PST

Japan and USSR had a non-aggression pac during WWII. Until the last days of WWII, USSR invaded and took possession of some islands, when of course Japan could do little on the matter. So, that too is in contention til this day. Japan made the pac in order use all its resources on the Allies, mainly US and Britain. Go figure.... ------Willy Happy

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Regional reactions
by Willy / November 29, 2012 7:37 PM PST
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Speaking of flexing muscles
by JP Bill / November 29, 2012 7:44 PM PST
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Maybe he did similar to what this guy did?
by Steven Haninger / November 29, 2012 8:17 PM PST

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