QUOTE(Chan-Ho @ Dec 9 2007, 03:49 AM) [snapback]3356836[/snapback]
Why should he calm down? This is a matter of national sovereignty for Vietnam. If they let this slide, who knows how far China will take its imperialism at the expense of others.
National sovereignty according to what? what's their basis. Obviously you have little knowledge on this and you making a judgement??? China is one fighting against the western interpretation.
In 1970s their assumption was based on inheriting French imperialist colony claim, that's was a fact
. It was only until recently they are using "I left my stuffs behind
" theory for their claim.
If you don't know what that is, then let me educate you a bit on this.
When the vietnamese fishermen took temporary refuge on those small island due to rough sea and typhoon, they stayed a short time, after the weather was clear, they moved on, but they left some stuffs behind. (In moderm time the proper manner would be clean up your trash after using) Now, they claimed because the stuffs they left behind was theirs which shows they live there therefore the island should be theirs"
Keep in mind those island was small, lack of water, they weren't meant support lives on a permanant basis. Therefore historically, there were no permanent residents there, that's was a fact.
Looks like you are siding /w the Vietnamese/French imperialist colony claim without knowing the history and facts and you
are already using national sovereignty for vietnam. What's your real objective?
China imperial is there, we all know it?? Give an concrete example. You don't want me to throw out some arbitray and irresponsible comments like "You are an imperialist because you can't find your own kind of girlfriend and have to hunt for chinese girl" or do you?
I won't so I am not.. So learn some history and give some concrete example instead