Author Topic: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone  (Read 369 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,579
China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:48:55 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25144465

Quote
The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

China has said all planes transiting the zone must file flight plans and identify themselves, or face "defensive emergency measures".

But Japan, South Korea and the US have all since flown military aircraft through the area.


Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,788
  • Itchy yet?
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 04:18:42 PM »
Where's the UN on this right now?

This is one of the few times it could actually be useful.
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,579
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »
Where's the UN on this right now?

This is one of the few times it could actually be useful.
Yes it is, so it is safe to assume that all we will hear from the UN will be........***crickets***



Offline Right_in_Virginia

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 17,536
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 11:20:53 AM »
I just can't keep up with world events any more.  What the  :nometalk:  is this all about???? 
"January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."  --  President Donald J. Trump

Offline rustynail

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 413
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 11:29:56 AM »
If you were China would you fear reprisal from Obama?

Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,788
  • Itchy yet?
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 04:16:50 PM »
I just can't keep up with world events any more.  What the  :nometalk:  is this all about????

Positioning.

By extending their airspace to cover the islands, they are making the case that the islands are theirs stronger if it gets accepted.
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline Atomic Cow

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,235
  • High Yield Minion
Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
China better watch themselves.

Japan is just one screwdriver's turn away from being a nuclear weapons state.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf