*"Taiwan and probably also Koreas and ASEAN countries will support China"**
You mean the same countries China has threatened with military force over the past 3 months?? Do you pay attention to the news?
Taiwan has already started negotiations with Japan over the islands to share fisheries and other resources.
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The spark that will set this off are the raven crazed Chinese trying to land on the islands again. China will find a excuse to attack, they'll be bounced back by Japanese and US forces and the US military will build a permanent radar base on the islands.
NO way China wins a foothold on the Pacific.
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Stop talking non-sense and spewing idiocies. Here you go, straight from the US Dept:
MR. CROWLEY: The Senkaku Islands are under the administrative control of the Government of Japan. Article 5 states that the treaty applies to the territories under the administration of Japan. So that if you ask today would the treaty apply to the Senkaku Islands, the answer is yes.
QUESTION: Yes. Okay.
China needs to create a controversy, particularly one that with nationalist/territorial dynamics. This is the trademark of the CP since Mao. That makes the Chinese Army generals feel good about their job, and it allows the CP to solidify its base among the huge masses of unemployed and impoverished folks.
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I wish the US would make their stance clear, so that we can stop all this territorial nonsense, on the Japanese side at least.
The US has made their position clear. It could not be clearer: the pivot to Asia. We have invested billions of dollars in the deployment of troops and armament, new bases, and the plans are way underway. What do you think we are doing so? To nab illegal fishermen?
Hồ Chí Minh said it best: "I'd rather smell American sht, than Chinese sht"....and soon thereafter Vietnam was attacked by China. The region's leaders have always been had to keep an eye on China, particularly now with China on the prowl for natural resources. In the 70's, China tested the Russian resolve to defend their ally, Vietnam. If China wants to test the US resolve to defend a US ally, let them go ahead.
Only a fool would believe that the US and other allies are sitting on the fence watching this from afar. China knows it's playing with fire.
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"But the Japan banning Samsung is not really a serious blow for Samsung."
Don't kid yourself, losing their case was a serious blow. I bet Mr. Sung is having sleepless nights. Their reputation as makers of cheap knock-offs is now reinforced. Moreover, their stock price is in shatters. I prefer android over Mac OS, but Samsung is not android. I prefer not to use or own stolen objects, ideas and knock-off products.
What is presently more serious is the injunction, currently before Judge Koh. If Judge Koh, as expected to rule, upholds the injunction and prohibits Samsung from selling their junk, Samsung will become irrelevant, and rightly so.
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Imagine the outrage and sense of victimization all across Korea if a Japanese player had displayed such a sign.
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Android does not equal Samsung. As a matter of fact, Samsung is already falling behind on the updated version of Android. Expect Motorola, owned by Google to carry the new technology.
Samsung clones and bundles stuff, they do not develop it.
As for Samsung v Apple, here is a guide from the court proceedings on how Samsung clones iphones--quite illustrative.
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This recent Economist article also covers essentially the same analysis, explaining how the Japanese electronics companies have fallen off so quickly:
Japanese and European companies spend heavily in research and development, for this see the Financial Times from August 8, 2012. Korean companies, cars and electronics do not; instead, they clone the parts and then start selling it as their own.
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Hyundai/Kia has globally overtaken every Japanese auto manufacturer except Toyota.*
You are delusional. Hyundai/Kia cars are much cheaper and of lower quality. Their cars are the lowest priced autos at any price range and yet, they can't even make a dent in the market http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autosales.html
Much like other Korean industries, they don't invest in development. They steal/borrow the design of other car makers. The Kia looks just like the Subaru Tribeca from 2009. The Elantra is a cheap version of a Nissan Maxima from 2007.
Korea makes the cheap stuff we used to buy from Taiwan years ago. They can't do that forever...they already have the lowest wages in the developing world. The so called economic recovery in Korea, previously known as the Economic (paper) Tiger, has been paved with low and oppressive working conditions. Why do you think Korea siphons much of their impoverished population out of the country?? How much longer can they hold it and remain competitive? 3-5 years max...China will crush them.
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t has been since 1950, that Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese peoples have been growing in population in South American. Visiting Brazil does not I repeat does not require people from the following countries to abtain a visa.
Citizens of the following countries DO NOT need a visa to travel to Brazil for tourism purposes.
Not true. Do a google search with the following terms: "korean illegal immigration in Brazil" and let me know what you find.
The Brazilian govt has done several amnesties since the 1980's to legalize the bunch of Korean illegal immigrants. I worked in Brazil for the IMF at the height of the Asian Economic Crisis in 1997 and you could see the impact of the crisis in the number of Korean immigrants arriving daily. Brazil cancelled the visa program and also revoked Korean Airlines route to Brazil. It was recently that Brazil and Korea entered the visa program again, and Korean Airlines was allowed to fly to Brazil.
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@Pukey2:So, my Japanese friends, don't feel so bad, nobody outside Korea likes Koreans anyway.*
But they sure like Korea's mobile phones and other electrical goods!
Most everyone likes cheap stuff, particularly in times of economic crisis. At one time Taiwan produced this junk. It is not like Korea is developing the technology ...they are re-producing it at cheaper rates.
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So South Koreans don't like the Japanese...well, that is not news but I don't see how this is major news. In my experience traveling and working across various continents I've found that most people I ran across really don't like Koreans. In the past 15 years, a large (illegal) migration of South Koreans has and continues to descend in various South American countries, particularly Brazil. They are like leeches...even when the Brazilian govt stopped issuing visas to Korean citizens, they filtered in through neighbor countries. In Mexico, and also in the US, Koreans have the eye of law enforcement (do a wiki check on it for sources) for importing large numbers of Korean women to work as prostitutes. In Africa, South Koreans (mostly the Bible touting kind) are second in the rank of despised migrant groups; the Chinese are first, they are real parasites. So, my Japanese friends, don't feel so bad, nobody outside Korea likes Koreans anyway.
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