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Message 1260887 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 22:53:32 UTC

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Message 1260893 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 23:06:57 UTC - in response to Message 1260887.

I see they're closer to Okinawa rather than Japan or China.

Does the US still have a base of operations at Okinawa?
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Message 1260933 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 1:16:07 UTC - in response to Message 1260893.

Yes, the US still has a base in Okinawa -- which is part of Japan by the way.

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Message 1264434 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 14:16:23 UTC

Just wondering how much more of this is occuring?

China - EU Trade War?

With the US slapping on a 31% import tax, what would happen if the EU followed suit?
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Message 1264470 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:04:17 UTC - in response to Message 1264434.

Just wondering how much more of this is occuring?

China - EU Trade War?

With the US slapping on a 31% import tax, what would happen if the EU followed suit?...

...then this "Controlled" depression will become a fully blown and out of control
DEPRESSION.


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Message 1264484 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:35:43 UTC - in response to Message 1264470.

Yep & I wonder if those that mocked us will have the courage to say sorry......
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Message 1264485 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:39:23 UTC - in response to Message 1264470.

Just wondering how much more of this is occuring?

China - EU Trade War?

With the US slapping on a 31% import tax, what would happen if the EU followed suit?...

...then this "Controlled" depression will become a fully blown and out of control
DEPRESSION.



Might get bad for the US and EU. China will shift towards Africa and South America as a back up.
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Message 1264495 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:52:58 UTC - in response to Message 1264485.

Might get bad for the US and EU. China will shift towards Africa and South America as a back up.

I'm not too sure here about this, James; for I don't think they will be a big
enough sink hole to plonk Chinese goods in. Time will tell though if your right
or wrong....interesting times to come, what-what!

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Message 1264499 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:01:35 UTC - in response to Message 1264484.

Yep & I wonder if those that mocked us will have the courage to say sorry......

Where finance is concerned, Sirius; then history always shows that it does not
pay to follow the herd. The herd will eventually lead over the edge of a cliff???
"That's funny", that's exactly where they are now!!...falling off the edge of
a cliff....oooops! there goes some-more of them.




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Message 1264500 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:04:45 UTC - in response to Message 1264495.

Might get bad for the US and EU. China will shift towards Africa and South America as a back up.

I'm not too sure here about this, James; for I don't think they will be a big
enough sink hole to plonk Chinese goods in. Time will tell though if your right
or wrong....interesting times to come, what-what!


Its not about selling goods at first its getting the raw materials fisrt. And I will say outright watch for China to start buying mineing and a big stake in minerals in both the US and the EU.

They have tasted the big money and the power big money buys. In 10 years you can forget about China being a cheap labor force.
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Message 1264508 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:15:58 UTC - in response to Message 1264500.

Might get bad for the US and EU. China will shift towards Africa and South America as a back up.

I'm not too sure here about this, James; for I don't think they will be a big
enough sink hole to plonk Chinese goods in. Time will tell though if your right
or wrong....interesting times to come, what-what!


Its not about selling goods at first its getting the raw materials fisrt. And I will say outright watch for China to start buying mineing and a big stake in minerals in both the US and the EU.

They have tasted the big money and the power big money buys. In 10 years you can forget about China being a cheap labor force.

Yes, China has already picked-up vast amounts of mining interest's in both
Australia and Africa. Whether this works in China's favour remains to be seen
as normal market forces should still dictate supply/demand prices. Can China
corner the commodities markets, only if countries keep on importing their goods.
If too many countries decided to ban Chinese imports or placed a very high
tariff on them then this could sink China for it does not have a big enough home
market to support it's economy if it's export markets collapsed.



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Message 1264540 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 18:05:52 UTC

Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere v2.0

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Message 1281917 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 15:07:58 UTC

Hidden inside this report shows China's leadership still have some worrying aspects...

Forbidden Toilets of Beijing

"The controversy made me chuckle and I mentioned to our government minder that I wanted to cover this storm in a toilet bowl.

It was Mr Chen's job to ensure we did not break any reporting rules. He had been a cheerful, relaxed companion throughout our three-week journey, but now his face darkened.

"I do not think that would be a good idea," he said gravely.

I laughed, assuming he was just being a bit conservative.

"No", he emphasised. "I really do not think that is a good idea."

I said it would only take a couple of minutes. Just a bit of fun.

Mr Chen vanished for a few moments. When he returned his manner was forbidding.

"I am sorry Justin but I have to tell you cannot report this story at all."

This was getting serious. Our Chinese fixer was visibly anxious and quietly warned me that if this went any further Mr Chen was likely to close down our production completely.

I was learning an important lesson. China may be undergoing the most incredible economic transformation, but the Chinese Communist Party's instincts have not changed".

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Message 1281926 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 15:42:21 UTC - in response to Message 1281917.

With China now entering a state of recession, I can see why they have expansion goals. Expansion of territory legal or not can be a means of beating back a recession
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Message 1281936 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 16:07:14 UTC - in response to Message 1281917.

Forbidden Toilets of Beijing

Very reminiscent of old Victorian England, life for the masses will improve for
it did for the UK back then finally.



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Message 1287694 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 12:49:50 UTC

Ominious to say the least......

China's 1st carrier enters service

"The vessel will "increase [China's] capacity to defend, develop its capacity to co-operate on the high seas in dealing with non-traditional security threats and will be effective in defending the interests of state sovereignty, security and development", it added"

& just what they might be?
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Message 1287755 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 15:48:44 UTC

Thats just a stop gap untill the build a carrier that is equivalent to our Nimitz class. And they will. according to sea classic magazine they bought an old carrier from Austraila and have been studying other carriers form other nations. And they dont have to be nuclear either. Just having them cruise around the yellow sea will be enough. We aint seen nothing yet.

I can see a possible pay back to Japan for what happend im WW2.
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Message 1287816 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 23:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 1287755.

Yep, & it doesn't look good for Taiwan either.
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Message 1288004 - Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 12:25:32 UTC

Personally I am more worried by the middle east than the far east.
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Message 1288018 - Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 12:53:09 UTC

WWIII is more likely to start in the Middle east than anywhere else, and will probably involve Israel somewhere.

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