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Sounds like a bitter reaction. If China wasn't being so intrusive, there would be no tinderbox of conflicts.

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if any young person is reading this, start studying Vietnamese, not Spanish or French or German. You will have an interesting life riding an early wave into Vietnam. Good luck.

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Ouch, that must sting the PRC. If they didn't start it with their imaginary DMIZ expansion into international areas, this wouldn't be happening now would it.

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Chinese media slam U.S. lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

Saw that coming. But hey, when Obama arrived in Vietnam, he was greeted -again- by low-ranking state officials. Just like in Saudi & Cuba. Who's going to greet him when he arrives on Japanese soil?

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Reckless - the early wave into Vietnam is long gone. Place has plenty of expats and "returning" ABV's who run good capitalist enterprises there.

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one of “three nets that the U.S. is knitting around China—ideology, security, economy and trade”

Okay, maybe you can combine the final two into a singularity, but otherwise, wouldn't that be four nets?

At any rate, China would have no need to worry if it gave up its unreasonable demands and just coasted on the benefits it receives from the world trade system other countries have spent so much time and effort building up. I'd read recently about the over 180 foreign guests welcomed to the 1980 North Korean Peoples Congress vs. zero this year - clearly, NK has no more friends left. China had best take care that it does not end up in a similar situation.

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Vietnamese view capitalism in good light despite their Communist government. They also view the US in good light, export many goods to the US, have many relatives there. Though don't forget, half of Vietnam was US ally

Chinese state media on Tuesday slammed the lifting of a decades-old U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama’s assurances to the contrary “a very poor lie”.

Yes, but now China knows what's it like to be lied about in the South China Sea and its non-military man-made islands.

Besides, the embargo was there because Vietnam became enemy of the US. But now they're no longer enemies, so what's the point of keeping the embargo

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China should get used to disappointment if they continue bullying other countries in Asia. If they keep this up, of course the west will support those nations to assure balance. Didn't anyone share notes on the cold war with China's government? Maybe we should send them a copy of some text books.

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"Obama announced the end of the 41-year-old ban on weapons sales to the United States’ former foe in Hanoi"

This is great for the weapons makers.

"the strategically important South China Sea.... Beijing claims almost the whole of the sea"

How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

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What a surprise!

China doesn't like the nations it attempts to bully having access to arms sufficient to halt the bullying.

Knock me over with a feather!

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How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

China is bigger, and historically was the cultural center of the region (japan calls them chuugoku, after all)

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Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance...

Again with the word " assertive". It's very vague and very, very played out by this news sight. Please tell us specifically what you mean by this. I like this news sight, but reading the same old played out expressions that don't really say much is tiring.

But anyway, props to Vietnam. A beautiful people who kicked the U.S.'s but. They are the original Chinese (Viet) people who moved south (nam).

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How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

You can ask the same about France regarding the English Channel, or Sri Lanka regarding the Indian Ocean, or the Koreas regarding the Sea of Japan.

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China needs a new government. If not that then the CCP needs to be opposed by a coalition of many countries.

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How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

If you watch Chinese media, you'll notice that they don't call it the South China Sea, just "The South Sea."

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How come it's called the South China Sea even though it's just as close to Vietnam and the Philippines as China?

The Portuguese named it (in terms of European names for it). Why that? Why Gulf of Mexico? Why Sea of Japan? Why Indian Ocean? etc etc... basically bodies of water are often named after one of the major coastlines which define them - and note that these names predate the modern concept of the nation state.

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Ha' Ha !; "Simpsons Voice ".

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