Day: July 8, 2010

How Bellicose is the Global Times? Checking the Record on US-South Korea Naval Exercises

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China / Chinese nationalism / Huanqiu Shibao / North Korea / Sino-North Korean relations / U.S.-China Relations / US-North Korea relations

Here in Seoul there has been a great deal of attention paid of late to China’s increasingly truculent response to the planned US-ROK Navy joint exercises planned near the northern sea limit line with North Korea.  Perhaps China is uncomfortable with the location: the wide patch of ocean in which the drills would take place is about 750 kilometers from Tianjin, and far closer to the mouth of the Bohai Gulf than China is comfortable […]