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2012-08-12 China-Japan-Koreas
S. Korea's Lee visits disputed islets despite Japan's protests
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Posted by Pappy 2012-08-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [422 views ]  Top

#1 Lots of disputed islands, shoals and kelp beds in the surrounding waters. The big showdow will be over who gets the Islets of Langerhans.
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-12 02:25||   2012-08-12 02:25|| Front Page Top

#2 A medical joke from Steve, which brings back memories of peering through a microscope at human tissue samples I had stained in the lab and which looked nothing like they were supposed to.
Posted by phil_b 2012-08-12 04:25||   2012-08-12 04:25|| Front Page Top

#3 For those not Googley inclined...
"The islets of Langerhans are the regions of the pancreas that contain its endocrine (i.e., hormone-producing) cells."
Posted by Skidmark 2012-08-12 11:47||   2012-08-12 11:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Nippon is repor willing to take its Dokdo/
Takeshima issue wid the ROK before the UNO.

See also TOPIX > IN ASIA, A WAVE OF ESCALATING TERRITORIAL DISPUTES.

Again, China sees itself as a "post-US", de facto future World #1 vee the "weak/declining" USA - IT WANTS OVERSEAS PLA MILBASES BEFITING SUCH THROUGHOUT THE SO-CALLED "FIRST ISLAND CHAIN" [+ ultimately beyond], AND ITS N-O-T GETTING IT.

China's growing influence in CAMBODIA is upsetting the ASEAN Nations + major Nuclear Powers because, in part, it puts China + PLA in a LT position to strategically dominate iff not outright control the entire Straits of Malaccas + entrance into Eastern Indian Ocean.

Also read, SSSSSSHHHHHH ...CCCCCCC the bulk or whole of SE Asia, MAINLAND + MARITIME.

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* Also from TOPIX > CHINA ASSERTS SEA CLAIM WID POLITICS AND SHIPS.

"Panda" = "Fish" = "Chow Mein" Diplomacy.

* SAME > CHINA CLAIMS/LAYS SOVEREIGNTY ON 80% OF DISPUTED SEA.

The Percentage is significantly higher iff one includes claims to UW Seafloors ala "Continental Shelf" Diplomacy.

versus

* SAME > AS SEVERE STORMS OVERWHELEM CHINA'S INFRASTRUCTURE, EXPERTS WARN THAT CLIMATE CHANGE WILL MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE.

* RELATED SAME > BEIJING: CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BRING MORE HEAVY RAINS TO CHINA.

TRUE - but Beijing must continue to bear in mind that perennial lack of OWG Govts-Perts consensus as per "PEAK RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT" can potentially have serious, perhaps even catastrophic, impact or consequences on its
"Post-US", "MANIFEST DESTINY".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-08-12 23:26||   2012-08-12 23:26|| Front Page Top

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