Comments on: How the U.S. is training China‚Äôs military – while inching toward conflict http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1093104 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:42:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1093104 @MMacK – The US hasn’t agreed to acknowledge the Hague courts’ jurisdiction either.

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By: MMacK http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1091879 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:41:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1091879 The PRC’s South China Sea territorial claims cannot be resolved by the usual diplomatic means as the PRC refuses to engage in any such talks. It has refused to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in the case brought The Philippines. Of all the countries claiming some territory in the South China Sea only the PRC has ignored the UNCLOS rules and procedures concerning such claims.
Consequently, the US and allied militaries do have a role to play in achieving a just solution to this dispute which is solely of China’s making.

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By: jethromayham http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1090920 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:53:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1090920 This article is nuts. Looks like author was paid to write n this fashion.

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By: simpleperson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1090201 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:37:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1090201 Each Chinese boy is the ONLY boy in the family. Mom, Dad, grandma, granddad all focus on serving this one boy. So, the result is a nation full of very spoiled men/boys.

It will be hard for to train these men/boys to fight. These will be the comments the trainers might hear: “Too hot, too cold, too heavy, too harsh, food is not as good as my Mom’s, I want to eat xyz, this is no fun, I want to go home…..”

But, there are a lot of them. There are 32 – 40 million more boys than girls in China.

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By: fyaox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1089689 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:50:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1089689 Joint naval exercises between potential adversaries are precisely the answer to de-escalation of any future misunderstandings on the open oceans. Surely greater shared understanding, and the development of friendships between commanders of potentially adversarial nations is preferred to the Iron Curtain state of play of the deep past. You would hope to believe that the future is far brighter between the super powers than at any other time in history. Little known fact that Putin has invested USD 2 billion in programs to sustain the Siberian Tiger. Obama grew up on David Attenborough environmental videography. Who knows, the Chinese supreme leader might like trekking in the Himalayas looking for the snow leopard?

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By: fyaox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1089688 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:40:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1089688 FRG73’s rationale is lacking. By showcasing U.S. military finesse to the brightest minds in the Chinese sphere, would in itself develop a natural deterrent to any future real-time engagement. The Chinese are very risk averse in all of their endeavours. Often education of nations is flouted as the best way forward in dealing with regional issues such as neutralising fundamentalism. Therefore, one from the Southern Hemisphere, who consistently views such aggressive, and extreme views in forums such as Reuters, would have to conclude that the U.S. education system is in a state of decay in many of her States. The only other possibility is that the teaching fraternity, illicit such sadly hostile states of mind in their constituency. I wonder how many consistently hostile commentators have ever had the opportunity to meet a Chinese family, or Iranian family, or Afghan family. The people of all nations hold very similar values. Relationships between nation states are all too often eroded by too much concentration of power in the hands of too few. Obviously, mature age education options may not be an option, however many should get some coin together and visit nations that may be alien to them now.

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By: WorldlyPatriot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1089659 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:06:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1089659 QUOTE: …….an aggressive approach to China in the South China Sea is contrary to U.S. interests.

COMMENT: Nonsense! Why? Consider this:

1. Authoritarian governments, including China, perceive weak responses or inaction as a sign of weakness.

2. Currently, the USA has numerous collective-security treaties and agreements with nations bordering the South China Sea, to include Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia. Inaction, or a non-aggressive response to Chinese aggression, would cause these important allies to question our resolve.

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By: notfooled2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1088977 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:23:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1088977 Why, B0 doesn’t have a clue.

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By: FRG73 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1088961 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:36:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1088961 This almost proves Lenin’s statement that the capitalists would sell the Communists the rope with which to hang them (paraphrased). We’re giving the Red Chinese the knowledge base to defeat us at sea. Insane.

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By: HSCSailor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/how-the-u-s-is-training-chinas-military-while-inching-toward-conflict/#comment-1087933 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:54:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42251#comment-1087933 That is a MH-60S Knighthawk from HSC-14. It is definitely not about to take off with the chains still on.

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