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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

16 September 2014. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky. That’s My Island! 2014

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That’s My Island!

Vitaly Podvitsky



The above is on the situation in the Southern Kuril Islands near Japan. Japan demands the “return” of the southernmost islands (it lost them in the peace settlement after World War II), but the Bear sez, “NYET!” Japan doesn’t have the strength to seize the islands, nor does their American ally. They’re making a hell of a fuss, though… but the Bear ain’t flummoxed. Anglo Americans are loud-ass cry-babies when they don’t get their way… that’s the flip side of their childish boastfulness. Their society has only been around for two centuries… it hasn’t stood the test of time yet. America has to weather a REAL crisis like the Mongol Invasion or the VOV before one could say that it’s mature. Reflect on this… these self-centred and greedy toddlers have THE BOMB… now, that’s a sobering thought…


Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Sino-Japanese Dispute over the Senkaku Islands


The territorial dispute between China and Japan escalated after Tokyo officially decided to buy three islands of the Senkaku archipelagoBeijing, which considers the islands an integral part of the People’s Republic of China, announced the deal illegal and invalid. On 26 September, speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Japanese Prime Minister Noda Yosihiko said that his country wouldn’t compromises in the dispute with China regarding the Senkaku Islands. In response, a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said, “Some countries, ignoring historical facts and international law, flagrantly violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries”, referring to the Japanese government.

The Senkaku Islands (Chinese: Diaoyu) are located in the East China Sea, about 170 kilometres (106 miles) northeast of Taiwan. According to a statement in Beijing, China first discovered the archipelago in 1371. In 1895, according to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ended the First Sino-Japanese War, China ceded the islands to Japan. After World War II, the USA took over the islands and it transferred them to Tokyo in 1972. Both Taiwan (Republic of China) and the PRC believe that Japan holds the island illegally. In turn, the Japanese government said that China and Taiwan began to claim the islands in the 1970’s, when it became clear that the area was rich in minerals.

27 September 2012



Friday, 24 February 2012

24 February 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Territorial Claims in Antarctica

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20 February 2012



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