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China - and the dangerous drift to war in Asia

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by sunnoficarus, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. Or the Korean War!
  2. Wasn't called the PLA then.
  3. Or overseas either.
  4. PVA (as obviously all volunteers) ;)
  5. OK technically not PLA if we are being pedantic, and they may have invaded Korea via land, but one should not forget their capability. Current force projection of PLA is limited, and this is clearly something that China will be working on in the next few years. This was an interesting article written last year, but goes to the strategic heart of China's stepping stone approach. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey!
    Chinese Military Engagement in Africa

    "Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical. If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are. Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content."
    – Sun Tzu
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  6. Bit in the London Times today (28th July) re Briatin sending a Royal Navy ship to the South Chins Sea.

    The Times is behind a paywall, so I can't post a link.
  7. I've seen that Bond film...
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  8. Its a long way away - so the only concerns are

    How long will it last and how much money can we make selling arms to India - China or hopefully both
  9. Wouldn't any arms sold to either country be paid for out of the foreign aid we give to both?.