Past Disputes
Chinese Premier: History Will Not Be Reversed
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  • Pete

    As if China had anything to do with the victory over Japan.

    • rheddles

      The Chinese history books appear to be as accurate as the Japanese. What 19th century behavior.

      You would think that after what was done to both countries in WWII they’d have learned something. After the shooting starts next time, we should follow our WWII strategy and let them bleed eachother so we can enter after they are weakened.

      • Nick Bidler

        Isn’t maritime military power nice?

    • Jim__L

      China didn’t entirely do to Japan’s war machine what Russia did to Germany’s (“ripped the guts out”, in

      Churchill’s ever-colorful words), but I’ve seen it argued that Japan’s army was already on its way to defeat even before the US annihilated its navy.

  • ShadrachSmith

    What China is likely to take is Taiwan. In the wake of Russia taking Crimea, why not?

    China loses wars with Japan because China is so corrupt that they can’t supply an army in the field. It all gets stolen along the way.

    • rheddles

      Taiwan is better armed than Crimea.

      • ShadrachSmith

        No man knows the future, but I would use the current negotiations to advance the issue and claim whatever, corrupt some local official for a landing site and you may well take the whole place without firing a shot.

        There is no shortage of weapons in the Crimea, but not even the staunchest Ukrainian patriots are fighting the inevitable either.

  • free_agent

    You write, “Japan, and by extension America, will be concerned.”

    I don’t know how carefully that sentence was composed, but I read it as “Japan, and by extension America, won’t do anything.”

  • Jim__L

    So, will China respect the results of the war vis-a-vis the Kuomintang?

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