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Japan, U.S. to back ASEAN's sea surveillance

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Oh dear... This is not so good news. It gives China more reasons to beat up those poor Vietnamese & Filipino fishermen in the south china sea. I guess even the dog will eventually turn around and bite back when being cornered..

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The south China sea dispute was actually created by the US when it demanded Japan to give up its claims in the south China sea in the San Francisco Peace Treaty which says

Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Spratly Islands and to the Paracel Islands.

So it appears that the US did support China's claims in the south China sea at least during the 1940s. As for Vietnam, it started to claim the Spratly Islands only around the 1970s but has managed to control the majority of the islands by now.

As for the Philippines, it started its claims only around the 1980s due to the fact that some of the islands are within 200km from its shoreline.

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Guru29Apr. 19, 2014 - 10:10PM JST The south China sea dispute was actually created by the US when it demanded Japan to give up its claims in the >south China sea in the San Francisco Peace Treaty which says Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Spratly Islands and to the Paracel Islands.

And where does it say that they are to be given to China?

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This is a very good development as these ASEAN countries appreciate any assistance that will better enable them to better resist Chinese bullying in the South China Sea.

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And where does it say that they are to be given to China?

You have no idea that China was the only claimant to those islands at least between the 1940s to 1970s?

Even though Japan did not claim those islands, Japan simply invaded them during WWII as part of its plan to invade the whole of south-east Asia.

As for the south-east Asia countries, none of them made any claim of those islands before the 1970s. And even western colonial powers that existed in the region such as US, UK, France and Netherlands did not make any claim too.

Now, if the US did not support China's claim in the 1940s, at least indirectly, why then did it demand Japan to give up its claim to those islands?

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Guru29Apr. 20, 2014 - 03:26AM JST "And where does it say that they are to be given to China? You have no idea that China was the only claimant to those islands at least between the 1940s to 1970s?

You have no idea that the P{RC (CHINA) did not even exist until 1949?

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china rude and greedy nature cannot be more obvious. been to china recently, got shouted by taxi driver, cut cue line, non helpful hotel staff etc. first hand experience met few good quality helpful fellows though, I hope these kind of quality ppl increase there!

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shinsaku.ai....{This is a very good development as these ASEAN countries appreciate any assistance that will better enable them to better resist Chinese bullying in the South China Sea}...

I hope you are right !. As it seems every time China gets upset with the US, or Japan's actions on the south china sea issues.. The poor Vietnamese and Filipino fishermen would get beat up more often, robbed of their catches, their boats got burned by those china paramilitary sea patrol thugs.

If you guys don't believe me then search youtube or china news. Some poor Vietnamese fishing men even begging for their lives. China seems proud beating up these poor buggers who have been fishing in south china seas generations, hundred of years... So long live the almighty PLA !... One day those poor dogs with no where else to make a living will turn back and bite them PLA butts hard.....

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