Japan Detains Chinese Fishing Boat

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While the seasonally adjusted, BLS-estimated version of the China-Japan conflict says that things are normalizing, following the arrival of a Japanese envoy visiting Beijing to "soothe relations" which have been frayed since September and have led to a collapse in Japanese exports to China, the unadjusted reality is once again different, and the latest update comes from Reuters which informs that Japanese authorities have detained a Chinese boat for fishing in Japanese waters, China's Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, "even as the two countries moved to defuse tensions that flared last year over disputed islands." It is now China's turn to "de-escalate" by returning the favor in kind.

From Reuters:

The boat, registered in Zhejiang province in eastern China, was found in waters near Goto, in Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, Xinhua said. The captain was being taken ashore following questioning.


In recent weeks Japanese military planes have scrambled numerous times against Chinese planes approaching airspace over the islands. Chinese planes have also shadowed Japanese planes elsewhere over the East China Sea.


The Chinese fishing fleet are ranging further and further offshore as fishing stocks near the Chinese mainland are depleted. Their presence in Japanese territory and in disputed waters is contributing to friction between the two Asian economic powerhouses, whose maritime borders are not defined.


In a similar case in late December, Japanese authorities stopped a fishing boat registered in the Chinese coastal province of Fujian, and detained its captain.

Naturally, any hopes that Japanese exports to China may soon normalize
can also be thrown out of the window. At least on an reality-unadjusted
basis. In other news, remember when Japan was a net exporter? Neither do we:

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:42 | 3182764 SolidSnake961
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all your fish are belong to us

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:46 | 3182774 Theta_Burn
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wrut wroe..

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:51 | 3182789 Lohn Jocke
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Why is ZH hitting me with dating ads? Aren't there more GOLD banners?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:56 | 3182802 ParkAveFlasher
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Bad Idea = Good Idea

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:03 | 3182834 economics9698
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Oh fuck this shit between these two is not going to end well.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:44 | 3182971 zerozulu
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Japanese got no balls, trust me.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:19 | 3183316 knukles
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This means war!
Shoot when you see the whites of their eyes!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:00 | 3184047 zerozulu
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No, Japaneses will beg for mercy.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:56 | 3182804 Say What Again
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The bots track your IP address & click-stream, so they know where you've been.  That's how they decide which ad to place on your screen.

But the real question is; do your wife and 3 girl friends know where you've been?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:05 | 3182837 Lohn Jocke
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Look at an article about the Japanese impounding a Chinese fishing boat... suddenly I must have a thing for Asian women. One would Imagine Gold, Ammo, and MREs come up for ZH readers but no...we fucking crave Asian women... and cougars aparently.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:15 | 3182873 Say What Again
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One of the ads is coming from www.gstatic.com

I was freaking out for a moment, thinking it was coming from GS - tactics.


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:56 | 3182806 NotApplicable
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Maybe Teh Google has been monitoring your posts, and thinks your lonely?

In other news, Obummer White-washes the SEC with Mary Jo!


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:35 | 3182938 Acet
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I'm just surprised that with all the Gold stackers around, the place is not plastered with adds for Russian Bride sites.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:49 | 3182996 zerozulu
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They know you got an eye for good stuff.


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:13 | 3182862 Toolshed
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I think they assume by now you have bought some gold.......so now it may be possible for you to actually get a date with a "gold digger".

/sarc off


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:27 | 3182911 pop goes the weasel
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Your Mrs been on the dating websites and deleting her history???

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:43 | 3182967 hooligan2009
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(does a google search for "rich tall blondes who can cook and love their sisters"

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:51 | 3183005 zerozulu
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I thought by now all ZHers know how to kill these ads!!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:45 | 3184157 JamesBond
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because your apple computer tells them you have stored cookies from asian dating sites.  recomended you go go preferences and clear thos out  ;)


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:37 | 3183161 unrulian
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Japanese fishing boat?? try radiological trojan horse

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:49 | 3184168 JamesBond
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chinese fishing boat....

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:45 | 3182771 PUD
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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:47 | 3182775 caimen garou
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Japan is stepping in a "Red Ant" pile, once you feel them bite it's to late the damage has already been done!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:00 | 3183033 Renewable Life
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This shit is ALL connected, its going to be a real shitstorm at some point!  France is out of Gold, Germany calls them on it, Cue up the Mali invasion!  China has been "investing" billions in African mineral and fuel assets for a decade now, suddenly America and Europe decides it wants to play ball there, cue up Libya!  China gets pissed, starts fucking with Japan, Japan reacts with a fuck you and the islands are ours, and suddenly North Korea is going to target us with nukes and do a missle test!  

Anyone who thinks this shit is not ALL connected, is smoking some good shit, and puff puff pass!  From now to WWIII, this shit will ALL be about resources and containing the Dragon!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:50 | 3182779 Dr. Engali
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Hey Chen lets fish over by Fukushima, I hear there's plenty to catch over there and it's already cooked.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:50 | 3182787 ParkAveFlasher
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Two-head fish, ancient delicacy.  Double-lucky!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:51 | 3182785 disabledvet
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"surprise" coming?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:56 | 3182792 Sanksion
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A drone disguised as a fish has been caught in a japanese net. The japanese boat has sunk few minutes after the self destruction of said drone. Destruction initiated as soon as the drone'sensors detected it was no more underwater.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:52 | 3182793 Inthemix96
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This shit is better than fiction.

And on a different note, if I were the Japanese, I would seriously not fuck off 1.3 Billion folk with the demographics they have.  Might lead to a bloody nose.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:55 | 3182801 otto skorzeny
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all you need to do is give the 1.3 billion an AK apiece loaded with 1 bullet each and the japanese are screwed. saw your guy Cameron onstage at Davos acting like a tv product huckster.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:02 | 3182826 Inthemix96
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Thats 'cos he is mate.

Give the inbred fucker a chance man, he has only had two years practice up to now, the fucking useless, day grafting cunt what he is.  Mind could be worse, we could have had Nick Clegg.......

Ahh, for fucks sake, scratch that, the mind is boggling?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:02 | 3182828 ParkAveFlasher
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Yeah but Japan has Voltron and stuff.

Seriously, history proves you both wrong. 

Nothing deterred Japan in history from launching Asian conquests of plunder.  The only deterrent now is the Americans' leash.  Japanese debt is largely internal.  The island is figuratively and literally a volcano.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:23 | 3183325 Bollixed
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"Nothing deterred Japan in history from launching Asian conquests of plunder."

Well, China has something now they never had in the past. Factories.

They've stockpiled everything in site including the kitchen sinks the West can no longer afford to buy from them. They can outproduce Japan, they can outman them, and the American deterrent won't be there if it's needed.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 16:51 | 3183671 Real Estate Geek
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Might want to give them water wings too. That's the only way they will get to Japan.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:53 | 3184170 JamesBond
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if you gave a loaded AK to every chinese, the country would become democratic in two minutes.  japan would have no worry...



Thu, 01/24/2013 - 20:12 | 3184204 BigInJapan
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That would require the Japanese to operate with some sense of logic - something they have never been capable of.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:53 | 3182794 otto skorzeny
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ChiComs are gonna need a bigger boat

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:53 | 3182795 hooligan2009
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i seem to remember the war between the UK and Argentina started over a whaling ship landing in one of the remote Falkland Islands (South Georgia?).

i think the Japanese should allow the Chinese to catch fish there if they are irradiated. wouldn't this count as a negative import...or is that a negatively charged export..i cant figure it out

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:59 | 3182816 Inthemix96
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And in them days, we had aircraft carriers with fucking planes on them.

But the botch-job bunch of fucking clueless rat-bastards we have now have ordered two carriers without the capability or the fucking know how to find out which aircraft might fly off them.  And you think you lot have a monopoly on fucking inbred ingratiates?

Fucking criminal it is, they are all depriving a village from its rightfull idiot.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:02 | 3182824 NotApplicable
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Nah, idiots could never pull of such a profitable crime. Building worthless boats only increases the demand for boats.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:39 | 3182950 hooligan2009
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would they take a dream liner or two?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 20:01 | 3184183 JamesBond
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if allowed, china would fish japanese waters bare....



Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:57 | 3182803 youngman
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Yes ...fill that boat with a bunch of irradiated fish....that will do it.....

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:00 | 3182817 NotApplicable
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Hot Tuna!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:18 | 3182879 krispkritter
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 'And in today's news; Japan fired a heat-seeking missile into a Chinese tuna boat. After a cigarette break, both countries resumed fighting...'

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 20:03 | 3184188 JamesBond
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"a cigarette and bukkake break,"


There ya go




Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:58 | 3182809 ultraticum
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Let the Japanese captain run the gauntlet in the streets of Shanghai or Nanjing.  Reality TV at its finest.  That will appeal to the revenge-crazed Chinese populace, and the Japs can sacrifice him as a mondern day kamikaze.  Then, we can all get back to printing money.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:59 | 3182813 Mad Mohel
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The Red Menace is sailing ever further in an attempt to satiate a never ending hunger. 1.5 billion Chinamen would exhaust the world's resources if left unchecked. Good on the tuna eaters for stopping them. Having said that, Japan is about to get bitch slapped back into it's rightful place.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:57 | 3184176 JamesBond
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communism always falls in the end.

short china



Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:11 | 3182851 Rustysilver
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China / Japan versus Greece / Euro. This $hit will drag on forever.

In 1980's we were told by Japanese that they had a 500 year horizon / business plan.  Start implementing it now. I am tired of this crap.

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