The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Chinese go insane over a delayed flight — April 26, 2016
Passengers attack airline ground crew over delayed flight — New York Post —

Passengers attack airline ground crew over delayed flight — New York Post

BEIJING — Police in southern China have detained three airline passengers after they were caught on video slapping, verbally abusing and throwing food at ground staff in anger over a delayed flight, state media reported Tuesday. Video of Monday’s incident at the airport in the city of Changsha has circulated widely on the Internet as…

via Passengers attack airline ground crew over delayed flight — New York Post

What Is More Important? The Apology or the Billion Yen? — December 28, 2015

What Is More Important? The Apology or the Billion Yen?

Japan And South Korea Reach Settlement Over Wartime Sex Slaves

The deal includes an apology from the Japanese Prime Minister over the women, who were forced to work in military-run brothels in World War II.

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A woman attends a rally demanding a full compensation and an apology from the Japanese government in Seoul, Dec. 28. Ahn Young-joon / AP

 

Japan and South Korea have agreed to refrain from criticizing each other on the issue in public, and South Korea will also look to remove a statue symbolizing the women who were forced to work in the brothels.  This statue was erected by activists outside the Japanese embassy in 2011. The issue of the sex slavery had long been a source of animosity between South Korea and Japan. The latter occupied the Korean peninsula between 1910 and 1945.

Other women forced to work in the brothels came from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Read more:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35188135

Japan reveals record defence budget as tensions with China grow — December 24, 2015

Japan reveals record defence budget as tensions with China grow

Japan signs off biggest ever defence budget as Senkaku tensions rise

Tokyo approves 5.05tn yen on defense spending to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

 

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A Chinese coastguard ship near the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Kurama (R) leads destroyer Hyuga as a Japanese naval flag flutters during a naval fleet review at Salami Bay, south of Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Reuter/Reuters

 

Old news but worth repeating since India is seeking to spend $2 billion ….

also in response to China’s increasing military influence in its region.

Japan has announced its biggest ever defence budget in response to China’s increasing military influence in the region and Beijing’s claims to a group of disputed islands administered by Tokyo.

The 4.98 trillion yen (US$ 42bn) budget approved by the cabinet on Wednesday is up 2% from last year and marks the third straight increase after more than a decade of cuts.

The rise is in line with Japan’s more assertive defence policy under the conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, as he seeks to counter Chinese influence and remove the postwar legal shackles from his country’s military.

Read more:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/14/japan-reveals-record-defence-budget-as-tensions-with-china-grow

 

 

India Seeks 100 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from General Atomics —

India Seeks 100 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from General Atomics

December 22, 2015

India has asked to buy 100 advanced Reaper and Avenger armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.,  worth headerimage.img$2 billion to bolster its arsenal amid recurring incursions by Chinese troops.

Here are the first three paragraphs of the original article from Business Standard. The link to the original article is included.

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Philippine leader likens China’s rulers to Hitler — February 5, 2014

Philippine leader likens China’s rulers to Hitler

This should ruffle the feathers of many.

Any reference to Adolph Hitler is sure to bring the world together as China continues to flex its muscles.

Quietly the United States of America is telling the world that it is not yet ready to hinder China’s desires to claim lands lost in previous conflicts.  Perhaps the profits from all those Made in China products bought by those who have visited Disneyland, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are finally  giving China financial stability to build up their military machine.

Those acerbic words from a Philippine leader should set off alarm bells that a mayor conflict  is beginning to brew.  Let’s see how long it takes the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany to come to the aid of the island nation.

Congratulations to Li Na. 2014 Australian Open Champion — January 25, 2014
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