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#1 IMO the bigger picture is Rising China's newfound "aggressionism" throughout East Asia.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA TO GARRISON DISPUTED ISLANDS | CHINA APPROVES CITY COUNCIL, MILITARY BASE ON DISPUTED ISLANDS, vee new "Sansha" City = offshore Province composed of the Xisha [Paracels], Nansha [Spratlys], Zhongsha + Dhongsha islands; + wid a "Division-Level" [or higher?] PLA military establishment.
* RELATED DAILY TIMES.PK > CHINA TO FORMALLY GARRISON SOUTH CHINA SEA.
ARTICS ABOVE = MOVE BY CHINA SEEN AS DIRECT CHALLENGE TO US POSITION IN SCS + SE ASIA.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA DEMANDS THE BEAR [Russia] RELEASE SEIZED FISHERMEN [+ their seized Fishing Vessels].
Methinks its safe to say that Rising China is now MilPol challenging the pro-US stance or modus of the entire "First Island Chain", from Okinawa + Daoyus/Senkkaus in NE Asia down to the SCS + Sri Lanka.
POSTERS/BLOGGERS = opine that CHINA WILL OR SHOULD INVADE JAPAN IFF THE LATTER DECIDES TO DEV A NUCLEAR ARSENAL OF ITS OWN.
IMO Jong-un is playing it safe wid Beijing, + truth be told the US-ROK-Nippon may want him to for time being - DILYUHN DOLLAR, MAHA-RUSHIAN QUESTION IS "HOW LONG"???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-23 00:26||
#2 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINESE NATIONALISTS EYE OKINAWA [Ryukyus kingdom].
"Global Times" urges Chinese challenge to Japanese control of Okinawa + Senkakus [China = Daoyus].
* WAFF > NORTH KOREA BUILDS EMP MUNITION.
DPRK winky-wink to the ROK???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-24 00:01||