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China’s latest budget sees its “restrained” military spending ballooning 12.7%, amidst reports that its actual spending is far higher than official figures.

In 2010 China was keen to emphasise its military budget would “only” be boosted 7.5%, and even with the 12.7% increase just announced for 2011, Chinese officials protest that spending is “restrained” and non-threatening:

“China’s defence spending is relatively low by world standards […] China has always paid attention to restraining defence spending.”

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In other news, Japanese F-15s were recently scrambled to intercept Chinese fighters which approached within 55km of Japanese territorial waters near Okinawa, the closest yet, amidst increasing Japanese alarm at continuing favourable Chinese newspaper coverage of a proposed “Chinese Okinawa Autonomous Region.”

Chinese army hawks and revisionist historians are said to consider Okinawa to more properly belong to China, based on its pre-Japanese history as independent kingdom which paid tribute to the Chinese emperor.

However, the same logic would give China imperial claim to Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, and large swathes of Russia and various other Asian neighbours, all of which have at some point paid tribute to China or incorporate areas once claimed by China.

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The Philippines also recently issued a diplomatic protest to China after its ships were subject to threatening Chinese naval activity in the South China Sea (most of which China claims).

Even Japanese talk of scrapping the billions of dollars in “overseas development aid” it gives to China annually has been met with hostile headlines warning of “consequences” if the money stops, despite the obvious absurdity of the world’s third largest economy making aid payments to the world’s second largest economy.


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    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    21:17 04/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Soon: China Claims the World Belongs to Them

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    22:32 04/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    After that: China claims the Moon belongs to them

    22:48 04/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Then after that: China claims Atlantis was built by them

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 05/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm just waiting for China to invade Poland.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    23:09 04/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I thought Koreans claimed StarCraft, not Atlantis

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 05/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Then after that: China claims the solar system belongs to them!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 04/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I thought koreans already claimed that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm just waiting for China to invade the French.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what if China's military budget is about 15% (rounded up) of the military budget of the U.S.?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...or China will claims that the whole Milky Way (plus the Black Hole & the Big Bang) belongs to them! lol!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Impossible! The Lunarians and moon rabbits will kick their asses!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you shitting me?! Them chinoks launched a dude into space in their NU space program in 2003, then bragged that there be a MOON BASE by 2012! Inversely; America will be shit canning the already FAILED shuttle at the same time!!! Coincidence?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Relax, it's just a little touhou reference.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    22:27 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    China will definitely claim that their lunar hotels belong to China, heck they will even claim all the craters on the Moon belong to China

    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:56 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Impossible Robert Bigelow and Richard Branson will have claimed the Moon and built hotels there long before the Chinese ever get there.

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    20:53 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soon China will invent a product that will Brainwash Non-Chinese people to submit and buy Chinese Quality Merchandise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    comming next solar system belongs to china , and so does the sun

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    Comment by King Tiger
    09:40 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even Japanese talk of scrapping the billions of dollars in “overseas development aid” it gives to China annually has been met with hostile headlines warning of “consequences” if the money stops, despite the obvious absurdity of the world’s third largest economy making aid payments to the world’s second largest economy.

    China won't do shit to Japan for three good reasons which are:
    >India
    >Russia
    >United States

    watch how fast those three pounce on China as soon as the shit hits the fan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 18/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    nobody threaten them to pay, ok? they pay willingly
    maybe because of the guilty during the world war 2

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:00 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they did try to invade anyone that requires crossing an ocean I guarantee the casualty rate for Chinese soldiers taking part in the invasion will be one of the highest for any invasion force in history.
    Their chances of success for all intensive purposes would practically be zero percent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    By this logic, the UK owns America, India, Africa, Australia and all sorts of other places

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 05/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hong Kong and other parts of china, too. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    they also own gundam!

    wait til it gets out... the first moving gundam.

    Avatar of entropy13
    Comment by entropy13
    21:19 04/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    China is definitely one of the worst possible neighbors a country can have. They already "arrested" (i.e. kidnapped) Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malaysians and Indonesians in the South China Sea for "trespassing Chinese waters."

    Yet if we look up UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea), China doesn't have any significant claims in the Spratlys at all. It just so happens that they haven't signed the UNCLOS yet (163 countries have signed it already).

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 04/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    And you think they WOULD sign it?

    On a cold day in hell, maybe.

    Avatar of entropy13
    Comment by entropy13
    21:53 04/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, I think they would sign it. Well not really "they" as I'm working under the assumption that the Communist Party of China would have fallen by then for that to happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I like the fact that anyone can post anything here without even minding the consequences of their words:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea

    PRC did ratified the treaty, but the US haven't yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's a matter of time before these countries forming defend pact to hold against China behavior. For now, they still not set aside their different and unite under one banner and China could easily picking up one by one. Even a peasant can tell you that, they need US to help them hold the line. Even Vietnam, an enemy of US 40 years ago, now is inviting US warship to visit their port.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vietnam was not the enemy of the US forces during the Vietnam War, Communism was. I also find it interesting you consider the war to have only started when the US got involved. North and South had been fighting since something like the 50's when France pulled out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 08/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I used to live in Vietnam, the former south of vietnam is not an enemy of USA but the North. The North invaded the South, but most of vietnamese are brainwashed. If US force win the vietnam war, then Vietnam would become North and South Vietnam just like North and South Korea

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The US has been involved with Indochina(Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) as early as middle or early of WWII. Vietnam only got split in half after 1954 when the France signed Geneva treaty with the Vietnam Communist and officially pull out from Vietnam. And the French was at this point 90-100% funded by the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 04/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    When you have power you can do whatever the hell you want and not give a shit about what other countries think about you.

    You can just be like "U MAD?" *Trollface*

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    22:38 04/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If other nations pushed China to sign the UNCLOS, I'm pretty sure China is bound to make a "cheap knock-off" of that treaty

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know my solution to this whole mess,

    Since there are gonna be wars no matter what. It's best just to erase human life all over the planet, nuke everyone then everything will be peaceful once again.

    I suppose i ask QB for help.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    23:10 04/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    China = All your islands are belong to us!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 04/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I can see the Nazi Germany in China nowadays. Their ambitious is almost clear and their power are rising. Just a matter of time for them to open fire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If your assumption is based on entries from Sankaku, I do recommend you to read from other more politically-neutral sources.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good-luck finding a "politically-neutral source."

    Comment by Anonymous

    exactly what i was thinking
    and i will be very pissed if the united nations, america, european union and nato proceed with the brainless gutless policy of pre-war britain and france
    so in other words i will be pissed...
    i dont want to live to see the takeover by pseudocommunist nazi elitist neoaristocrats and their brainwashed yellow sheep

    Comment by Anonymous

    They are, Nazi's With Nukes

    That sure Scare the shit of the yangkee
    especialy Now when more than Half of USA debt is to Chinesee.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    23:07 04/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's obvious, the way how they reacted in 2010 Nobel Peace Prize by eerily copying the Nazis reaction shows just that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny how all the nazis from germany back then now live in the US though.

    So I guess it's neonazis versus newnazis

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why? They declare war on an ally and the US officially gets a get-out-of-debt-free card.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    UK is the second biggest debt holder of the US.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If somebody owes you money, it's best not to kill them because then they definitely won't pay it back!

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    01:54 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @anon 00:004

    But this time, America doesn't have the Soviets to "help" them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    SUUUUUUUUUURE

    before that happens china will start a war with some neighbouring country

    starting another world war

    america hops in against china fucks they shit up claims all debts evaporated

    and continues living untouched just like in ww2

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon, you make it sound so simple, considering the time it took for them to invade iraq, lets compare that to fighting a country that can actually fight back with an immense economic foundation to help it

    Avatar of The True God
    Comment by The True God
    23:56 04/03/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    who says you need them alive to get your money back? You can just seize their land and get more than what you lend to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    First they came for the Tibetans...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 05/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I will enlist to any army which could march to Beijing !

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    22:14 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the army I would enlist has powered armor, then I would and march to Beijing while wearing a powered armor.








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