Discussion in 'China' started by Martian, Jul 10, 2016.
U.S. atlas published in 1994 shows South China Sea islands part of Chinese territory | New China
This is a new low - using some privately published atlas to support your illegitimate claims. I have atlas maps that show Tibet to be free - how about that!
"the sea belongs to no man" - these are basic human principles that have shaped our laws today. Using international treaties such as the UNCLOS nations and her peoples have divided the sea to a reasonable extent.
Communist china with its hegemonic intentions cannot claim the sea and expect rest of to toe its line. South China Sea, should actually be called the Indo-China Sea as it has served as a bridge between our people for millennia. It belongs to us as much as it belongs to communist China.
This is not an official publication is it?
And even if there is an official pub;lication showing some islands as part of China, things have changed, this is 2016.
Nothing surprising as they claim the whole of the South China Sea based on some cartographer of the 14th century Ming dynasty!! Lol!
From a book which has been thrown away by a fisherman living In China because he didn't think it was important enough.
As per one of the BBC News reports.
On the flip side for the Chinese, if they hadn't gone thru cultural revolution they would have had multiple copies of the book based on which their South China Sea claim is based upon.
Chicago-based Rand McNally, which has been publishing maps since 1856, is the most prestigious American map maker. Rand McNally's 1994 atlas of the South China Sea is the most accurate and objective map available.
Source: A BRIEF HISTORY OF RAND MCNALLY | Designorati
"150 years later, Rand McNally is the most renowned and recognized name in American map publishing and offers travel products from traditional maps and atlases to computer navigation and truck driving management software."
A 1942 US map which shows Tibet as Independent:
This particular map also shows Leh-Ladhak correctly and not as occupied by China
Tibet is not independent. It's a province of China.
The United States has unequivocally recognized Tibet as part of China.
Your 1942 map is archaic and not relevant. World War II did not end until 1945.
However, the Rand McNally map is fairly recent and dates back to only 1994. It is relevant to the current discussion on the South China Sea islands.
"Repeat a lie a thousand times and it becomes the truth."
This seems to be the typical strategy of the communist govt in China. However, a thousand lies and maps which lack any standing cannot let PLA own the sea which belong to no man.
No. I am right.
It is pointless to discuss a map of Tibet from 1942.
In 1942, all maps show India as a part of the British Empire. This proves pre-World War II maps are outdated.
However, the Rand McNally map of the South China Sea is from 1994. It is a POST World War II map and is still relevant.
I just created a map which shows Beijing as part of my fiefdom, and it is quite recent.
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