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Post time 2005-6-21 01:47:52 |Display all floors
Taiwan, an island China claims to be her province, has decided to send out its most advanced naval force, along with F-16s, to protect its fishermen from Japanese attack. Will China stand and watch? Or will China give Taiwan moral, if not actual physical support?

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Post time 2005-6-21 12:56:15 |Display all floors

China should lodge formal diplomatic protest against Tokyo

Taiwan is a province of China and those fishermen are Chinese citizens, therefore they are entitled to protection from Beijing.

Japan is harassing Chinese citizens, Beijing should lodge a formal diplomatic protest against Tokyo. Taiwanese citizens need to know that China will stand up for them in times of crisis, when Chinese are being bullied by Japanese again.

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Post time 2005-6-21 13:49:35 |Display all floors

Chong Guo should do nothing unless TW fishermen hoist the Chong Guo flag

If the fishermen hoist the ROC flag, they aren't under Chong Guo protection.

If they hoist the Chong Guo flag, they are protected by Chong Guo. In fact, it is said that the Japanese gun boats did not harass Chong Guo fishermen with Chong Guo flags hoisted on the ships.  This is what TW fishermen said they wanted to do, and they should do it for their own safety: hoist the Chong Guo (PRC) flags on their ships.

And, TW fishermen should stop calling their island Formosa.  It is useless.

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Post time 2005-6-21 17:20:28 |Display all floors

They are fishing for oil

"Gas and oil rivalry in the East China Sea
By Kosuke Takahashi

TOKYO - Current explorations of an offshore gas field in the East China Sea by both China and Japan have recently strained relations between the two powerful nations. The tension over sovereignty of this disputed gas field appears to be on the rise, exacerbating mutual mistrust dating back to the Sino-Japanese War and World War II - and not allayed by China's meteoric economic rise and voracious appetite for oil and gas.

While Japan is concerned that Chinese drilling could siphon off natural gas from Japan's territorial seabed, Beijing considers Tokyo's claim as infringing on its interests and sovereignty. China appears to believe that Tokyo feels threatened by China's enormous economic development and is trying to contain it, at least in the East China Sea. This distrust and petroleum rivalry could lead to further serious problems unless both countries swiftly reach some political agreement on the development of the gas field. "

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Post time 2005-6-21 19:38:01 |Display all floors

BBC reports

Taiwanese are relieved that the Taipei government has intervened:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/default.stm

Here is where is happened.
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Post time 2005-6-24 08:34:43 |Display all floors

yes! oil...

The Japs are super scared now that China has made some serious progresses in securing oil contracts in Africa and South America.... the Japs' only possible alternative route is through Russia. So how this conflict is going to develop will also affect Taiwan. The good thing about Taiwan is that it has been acting in favor of China these days. We the people in Taiwan hope China can be more vocal about the Japs entering our waters, also China's waters!!!

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