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Spratly Islands

Vox_Veritas
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7/1/2015 5:27:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2015 10:33:19 AM, XLAV wrote:
Thoughts on the issue?

Do you think the disputed land may lead to war?

Not unless China escalates the situation. China has laid claim to virtually all of the South China Sea as its territory, and attempting to enforce that claim may drag it into a war against Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and the Philippines. And, perhaps, the United States.
Constructing bases on those islands increases China's ability to project power in those waters. That it's doing this is very troubling. However, as much as China wants to conquer everyone and annihilate the United States, they know that even if they were to win a war against the USA and its allies it'd be extremely costly in terms of money and lives. China seemingly wants to rise to superpower status through peaceful means. They're building a "new silk road" that'll bring big money to their economy, and they know this won't be possible if they commit a crime (in terms of international law) which would almost certainly isolate them tradewise.
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7/3/2015 1:05:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/2/2015 11:02:10 PM, XLAV wrote:
Who do you think should get the Spratly Islands?

Whose borders? Who is disputing this claim?
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7/3/2015 6:47:36 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 1:05:24 AM, fazz wrote:
At 7/2/2015 11:02:10 PM, XLAV wrote:
Who do you think should get the Spratly Islands?

Whose borders? Who is disputing this claim?

Well its near the Philippines, but everyone in South east Asia + China has a claim on it.
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7/3/2015 3:03:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 6:47:36 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 7/3/2015 1:05:24 AM, fazz wrote:
At 7/2/2015 11:02:10 PM, XLAV wrote:
Who do you think should get the Spratly Islands?

Whose borders? Who is disputing this claim?

Well its near the Philippines, but everyone in South east Asia + China has a claim on it.

China is too far away from it to have any reasonable claim to it. I think that maybe Malaysia should have it.
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7/3/2015 3:05:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Or, the Philippines and Malaysia should share it.
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7/3/2015 6:42:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:03:23 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 7/3/2015 6:47:36 AM, XLAV wrote:
At 7/3/2015 1:05:24 AM, fazz wrote:
At 7/2/2015 11:02:10 PM, XLAV wrote:
Who do you think should get the Spratly Islands?

Whose borders? Who is disputing this claim?

Well its near the Philippines, but everyone in South east Asia + China has a claim on it.

China is too far away from it to have any reasonable claim to it. I think that maybe Malaysia should have it.

But China has a historical claim to it.