China Asked Korea Not to Sell Jets to Philippines

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  1. Sridhar

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    China Asked Korea Not to Sell Jets to Philippines

    China asked Korea not to sell FA-50 fighter jets to the Philippines, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Saturday. The daily said Beijing made the request ahead of a summit in Seoul between President Park Geun-hye and Philippines President Benigno Aquino on Oct. 17.

    Korea declined, saying it cannot accept "interference" in arms exports, an issue of its national interest, according to the daily.

    In their meeting, Park thanked Aquino for Manila’s decision to buy the FA-50 jets and urged a speedy signing of the contract.

    A government official here said, "The Philippines is engaged in a territorial dispute with China over the Spratly Islands, and that appears to be why Beijing protested several times through the Chinese Embassy and other channels."

    The government has officially denied the Yomiuri report, but officials privately admit it.

    "Every time the Korean or Filipino media reported on the FA-50 sale, China reacted sensitively trying to confirm the reports through diplomatic channels," a government source said.

    But the official added the sale will go ahead.

    The Spratly Islands consist of around 30,000 tiny islands and reefs occupied by China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines.

    China has dispatched Navy ships to the South China Sea to bolster its presence there. The Philippines increased troop presence on the islands late last year and established a separate military command to handle their defense. Manila also recently decided to move some of its naval and air force bases near the South China Sea.

    There is speculation that the Philippines is acquiring the FA-50 jets to defend the Spratly Islands.

    The FA-50 is a light attack fighter jet based on the T-50 trainer jet. It can handle air-to-air and air-to-ground operations as well as taking on gunboats.

    The Philippines is also in talks with Korea to spend US$650 million to purchase Korean-made frigates.

    China is also engaged in territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Indonesia and Vietnam, which have either bought or are about to buy Korean weapons.

    Indonesia signed deals in 2011 to buy 16 T-50 trainers for $400 million as well as three 1,200-ton submarines.

    Vietnam held its first military talks with Korea last year to expand cooperation in the field

    The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - China Asked Korea Not to Sell Jets to Philippines
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Korea will be injudicious if it does not make use of the opportunity to add to its Exchequer.
     
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    Actually india can consider that jet. I think its better than crappy BAE hawk.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    does south koreans bribe better???
     
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    good one ... if they bribe welll ... korean fighters will be inducted into our AF..... our official put money ahead of national interest ... they dont care about the country ... thy only care money money money ...
     
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    Certainly more believeable than a newspaper who claims
    "No written material supporting the claim that government and military authorities were involved in the forcible and systematic recruitment of comfort women has been discovered", and that it regarded the Asian Women's Fund, set up to compensate for wartime abuses, as a failure based on a misunderstanding of history.[9] The New York Times reported on similar statements previously, writing that "The nation's (Japan's) largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, applauded the revisions" regarding removing the word "forcibly" from referring to laborers brought to Japan in the prewar period and revising the comfort women controversy.

    Yomiuri Shimbun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    very imp Q,:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Well, it is a fake news from a Japanese news paper "Yomiuri Shimbun", and it was denied by Korean government. See the 6 th paragraph.
     
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  12. W.G.Ewald

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    Completely unrelated to thread.
     
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    He is trying to say the Japanese news paper "Yomiuri Shimbun" always lie, as this one.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Chinese are so insecure they can't even let a broke country like Philippines buy trainers without whining about it.
     
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    you'd better have a study the relations between the China ,SK, Japan..
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    and this is official:---this is a faked news by Japanese media, confirmed and criticized by SK government spokesman.

    韩批日媒报道破坏中韩关系-新华网

     
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    It's bad enough that the SK government has sold jets to China's enemy, you still expect the SK government to officially acknowledge a Chinese request to stop the sale that was denied by the SK government? This would be double whammy for China and will not serve any SK national interest. Note that China is SK's biggest trading partner.
     
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    The thing is : China did not ask Korean not to sell those trainers to phippinese .
     
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    There's nothing to be ashamed about it mate. It's something that governments do all the time. :cool2:
     
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    then someone should be ashamed to slander others without evidence along with the Japanese media...
     
  20. CCTV

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    Yes. But I do not think China did this time. Since even you give a aircraft carrier to philippine , it will not change anything.
     
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    Chinese on DFI are so insecure they are compelled to respond to every thread that in any way reflects poorly on China. Almost everybody on DFI has an point of view which demonstrates independent thought. Not the Chinese; they are permanently in lockstep. No, actually more like annoying flying monkeys, doing anything to get attention.

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    Or is this a more accurate depiction?

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