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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

"Vietnam has reason to worry about China particularly China's increasing presence in the South China Sea complete with air bases on artificial islands and a massive maritime militia comprised of fishing boats, with crews answering directly to the People's Liberation Army.

Vietnam has its own claims in the region, and recent naval patrols and a landing by a Chinese H-K bomber in the Paracel Islands a first have amounted to a violation of Vietnam's sovereignty, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry stated on May 21.

What's less clear is how Vietnam would respond if tensions with China were to ever escalate to armed conflict. The scenario is not out of reach. China's single war since the Korean War was with Vietnam in 1979. In 1988, Chinese troops and naval gunfire killed 64 Vietnamese soldiers at the Johnson South Reef. And during the past few years, Vietnam has patiently bolstered its military with the help of a long-time partner, Russia, clearly in response to China's own maneuvers at sea…."
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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member23 May 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

A flea vs a tiger.

I wonder why none of these South China Sea nations talked about war with China until now?

Why not in 2009, when China made its very public 9-Dash claim? Or early on in 2012 when the artificial islands started getting built?

Why so brave now, all of a sudden? What has changed now, and finally given them balls?




Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Maybe that the Chinese are getting serious about military matters there?…. (smile)


Stryderg24 May 2018 11:44 a.m. PST

"This Is How Vietnam Would Wage War Against China"


TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

They did it not all that long ago once before. That was after the Vietnamese conflict with the US. The Chinese found it to be tough going, but that was before their big modernization effort. The advantage Vietnam has is a small border tailor made for defense in depth and a whole lot of men under arms. It wouldn't be good for either, frankly.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Vietnam was at war with China… the last tried to invade them… and it ended bad for them… (smile)


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member25 May 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

True! I came across lots of Chinese posters about their Vietnam "Punitive Expedition" (or the "Counterattack") as they call it on some websites.

PS. In 2015 they even came out with commemorative 1/6 scale models (action figures):



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 10:24 a.m. PST



ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa27 May 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

'Counterattack against Vietnam in self-defence'

ROFL and tragic at the same time…

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