China and Japan

dirkdig

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China and Japan

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/china.japan/index.html
Is there anything the U.S. should do to intervene?
Rather, is there even anything the US could do?

I know that these two countries represent a huge significance to our economy, let alone world stability, and if it actually came to a war it could end up being World War 3; Japan doesn't really have much of an army, and so all China could really do is invade. Current events aren't really my forte (i'll learn about events that happen 10 years after they're done with lol), anyone care to share their perspective?
 

dirkdig

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Raistlin Majere said:
There are US forces based in japan, attacking them would be like kicking a dragon in the nose.
Are tehy still there? I remember we occupied them after WW2, but I thought I remembered us pulling out after Vietnam ended. Maybe I'm wrong...
 

Chimaira

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The prospect of this situation escalating is scary, but I sincerely doubt that anything will serious will happen. As for the US, I don't think there's much they can do other than try to smooth things over with some friendly diplomatic talk. I think there are too many economic relations at stake for either country to risk a war...China is definitely on the rise as an economic superpower and if they went to war all that they have been trying to build for the last decade will be wasted. A democratic country like Japan would be very wary of entering a war, like most democratic countries are...except for the US of course:)
 

Stoutwood

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Nope we're still there. Although we are talking about pulling out. Anyway this is nothing new. China and Japan have hated each other since time began.
 

StarStageGurl

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dirkdig said:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/china.japan/index.html
Is there anything the U.S. should do to intervene?
Rather, is there even anything the US could do?

I know that these two countries represent a huge significance to our economy, let alone world stability, and if it actually came to a war it could end up being World War 3; Japan doesn't really have much of an army, and so all China could really do is invade. Current events aren't really my forte (i'll learn about events that happen 10 years after they're done with lol), anyone care to share their perspective?
Ahhh I've been awaiting a post about this. In my (not so throughly thought out) opinion, US should not intervene. As a foreigner, the US constantly butts into the affairs of other countries for their own benefit. Yea yea, they protected the Iraqis by giving them peace and freedom, helped Taiwan by providing them tons of weaponary, even helped the French and English in WWI, but ultimately, there were other reasons for doing so.

Anyways, I don't think World War 3 would ensue just because of this conflict. I think Japan would be very reluctant to get involved in a war because of this, and China is still afraid of the UN(well not so much the UN but its reputation). If war were to commence, Taiwan and China would be the first two countries to be involved in Asia as of now. Japan might get involved later on, but they definitely won't be the first ones to be at war against China.

Let's hope I'm wrong.
 

5Ws

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Agreed, all sides know that it won't be beneficial to start a war. They'll just b**** at each other for a while and it'll die down soon.
 

Anakha1

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I don't know what China is complaining about. Given its abuses in Tibet, Taiwan and other places, it's really in no position to complain about past human rights abuses.
 
StarStageGurl said:
As a foreigner, the US constantly butts into the affairs of other countries for their own benefit.
As an American, I say, "So?"

This has been a fact of life for over 100 years. You better get used to it. By the way, you live the lifestyle you live today, thanks to America. Had we not defeated the japanese, you would now possibly be working in a japanese factory as a slave laborer, or a "comfort woman" for the japanese military.

OT:

A lot of world attention since 1945 has been focused on the Holocaust, and no where near enough attention has been paid to Japanese war crimes and the crimes of Joe Stalin.

I believe this is why the Chinese are up in arms here.
 
Anakha1 said:
I don't know what China is complaining about. Given its abuses in Tibet, Taiwan and other places, it's really in no position to complain about past human rights abuses.
I don't think the numbers even come close.

"The Rape of Nanking" was 280,000 dead civilians. (going from memory here)

One city, one incident of many.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a big fan of Red China. Truman shoulda helped Chiang.
 

Anakha1

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Jimi- said:
lets not forget what japan did in the second world war
I'm not forgetting about that, either. I just don't think China is the nation who should be complaining about historical human rights abuses when it's one of the biggest perpetrators of such and continuously.
 

Jimi-

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they butchered them all and took over big parts of china,burma,thailand,vietnam and indonesia if i remember correctly


EDIT: sry then anakha :thumbsup:
 
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