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China Prepares for Clash In South China Sea

Doug4749 Wrote: May 18, 2013 12:17 PM
China claims Taiwan as one of it's provinces. Recently, a Philippine warship fired on a fishing boat from Taiwan. The Philippine govt apologized, saying it was 'an accident'. First of all, how do you accidentally fire at another ship? Can't they somehow control their guns? Have the guns gone rogue? And secondly, if Taiwan, a province of China, was in effect attacked, why hasn't China retaliated?
Ray133 Wrote: May 19, 2013 3:54 PM
Taiwan is a free republic. It is not in any sense a province of China. Surely Doug should know these true facts. For a Philippine warship to attack a fishing boat from Taiwan is bad news indeed since both countries are allies of the U.S.A. -- Ray Downen.
bknight260 Wrote: May 18, 2013 8:34 PM
warship?your biased version of events bars you from believable discussion this not chinas business if china attacks there will be consequences.why dont you try it?

China: China Thursday announced the start of its annual 10-week fishing ban "in most parts of the South China Sea" for rehabilitating marine resources.

"Foreign boats will also be strictly banned from fishing in the area during the period," China Daily reported, quoting Wu Zhuang, Director of the South China Seas Fishery Bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture.

Wu said fishing equipment will be confiscated and fishermen will be expelled if foreign boats are found fishing in the area. "In the past, we have found some foreign boats entering the region to fish during the period of the...