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1 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 7:21:33pm

I hate it when someone says 'battleship' when they are trying to say 'warship'.

/Language pet peeve

2 lostlakehiker  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 9:34:56pm

While we're on the topic of misused words, what China has racheted up is the tension, perhaps. Or the pressure. But the right word here isn't "aggression". China has not invaded anybody recently. China has not shot up anybody's shipping, or forced down a plane, or boarded shipping in international waters.

When Argentina reiterates its view of who owns the Falkland islands, that, of itself, is not aggression. When Argentina sent troops into the Falklands, that was.

Let us hope that China continues to see the wisdom of letting a winning streak ride. Her peaceful path to prosperity has, without any particular effort, led her to a position of preeminent military strength in the region. China faces no threats*. Her borders and shipping lanes are secure, no immigration problems, no blockades or even embargoes in the offing.

*Except climate change, and there, China is her own worst enemy.

3 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Dec 23, 2012 3:14:11am
While we're on the topic of misused words, what China has racheted up is the tension, perhaps. Or the pressure. But the right word here isn't "aggression".

That was my reaction, too. Consider the source of the article, though: the Times of India. It's overstating the case, but maybe with some reason. China's neighbors are worried that China may in fact be trying to dominate Asia, whether it has expansionist motives or not. Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan have already felt China's sting, mostly over fishing rights and territorial waters questions. There was some nationalist noise on the Intertubes here about China taking the Diaoyu Islands by force from Japan, an idea which the government censors let pass and the government never officially denied. That little tempest in a teapot has quieted down, thankfully.


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