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China’s false memory syndrome

The whole nation has been incorrectly taught that Chinese people discovered and named the South China Sea's islands

By Bill Hayton  

Some accuse China of treating the South China Sea as it's own "lake"

The South China Sea is where China’s ambitions meet Asian nervousness and American power. In its waters China has abandoned any pretence of “peaceful rise” in favour of gunboat diplomacy. Armed Chinese Coastguard ships have rammed their Vietnamese rivals, blockaded Philippine outposts, disrupted Malaysian oil surveys and threatened Indonesian vessels which protect the nation’s fisheries. In response, all these countries are buying more arms and…

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