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Regardless of the concept of ownership of the coral, plundering it for use in jewelry is just plain wrong :(

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Damn those Chinese, next they will claim ownership of the sea....oh wait they did.

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Japanese sub-sub go torpedo-torpedo and Chinese poacher ship go blub-blub and they stop poachy-poaching!

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Yeah, somebody mat well be poaching the coral, but do they have proof it is the Chinese fishermen? Or, is this just another reason to sling poop at the Chinese? There are nearly 2 billion Chinese people. Do they all poach coral from Kyushu?

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@Disillusioned

do they have proof it is the Chinese 

That's why they're launching the study? And, there was a massive coral poaching problem with the Chinese some years ago so, I wouldn't be surprised...

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@Disillusioned, did you read the article?

1) They are investigating whether it is being poached by Chinese fisherman. Proof / lack or proof will be revealed by this.

2) There aren't nearly 2 billion Chinese people, you're a mere 600 million people out.

3) 'Do they all poach coral from Kyushu?'. No, of course they don't, what a bizarre question to ask.

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So if the Chinese came so close to the coast without being detected by the coast guard...so close that they could grab some coral...well wouldn't coral be the last thing we need to be investigating at that point?

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If Japan is so worried about coral, how come they give the US military the OK to build a new base in Henoko and wipe out all the coral in Oura Bay?

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Because BertieWooster, national security is more important than coral from one POV.

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DisillusionedToday 06:15 pm JSTYeah, somebody mat well be poaching the coral, but do they have proof it is the Chinese fishermen? Or, is this just another reason to sling poop at the Chinese? There are nearly 2 billion Chinese people. Do they all poach coral from Kyushu?

It's way past asking questions like this.

"Since the illegal removal of coral across Asia has such a huge impact on the environment and marine life, government officials in Japan have started taking action against illegal poaching of coral in Japanese waters. Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in regards to taking action and making efforts against Chinese coral poachers working in Japanese waters.[9] The illegal removal of coral in the area is causing maritime tensions between these two nations due the high demand the Japanese coral jewelry in China."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_poaching

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Weather it's Japan china or SK, the fact is that the coral is gone. Scuba diver speaking here.

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i'm surprised nobody mention pollution

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Why doesn't UN ban on selling and reselling of Red Coral and its products internationally?

I saw many sellers are selling Red Coral jewelries on eBay and Online.

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Chinese are also buying mammoth tusks, illegally, from Siberia.

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Chop ChopToday 03:20 am JSTWhy doesn't UN ban on selling and reselling of Red Coral and its products internationally?

I saw many sellers are selling Red Coral jewelries on eBay and Online.

" Black corals (Antipatharia) were listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1981. In 1985, amidst concerns about the effects of commercial trade on fragile coral ecosystems, the CITES Parties listed all stony corals, blue corals (Helioporidae), organ pipe corals (Tubiporidae), and fire corals (Milleporidae) in Appendix II. Lace corals (Stylasteridae) were later added to Appendix II and China has listed 4 species of red coral in Appendix III. "

"Appendix III is a list of species included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation (see Article II, paragraph 3, of the Convention). International trade in specimens of species listed in this Appendix is allowed only on presentation of the appropriate permits or certificates"

https://cites.org/eng/app/appendices.php

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Same thing happening by Chinese fishermen in Indonesian & Malaysian waters :(

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Oh Japan, as if you really care about the well being of ocean creatures and animals.

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If Japan is so worried about coral, how come they give the US military the OK to build a new base in Henoko and wipe out all the coral in Oura Bay?

Ditto.

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