China claims territories of 23 countries, even though it only has borders with 14

China claims territories of 23 countries, even though it only has borders with 14
English: This map is an approximate presentati...

English: This map is an approximate presentation of PRC and other regional claims. China has remained ambiguous on the extent and legal justification for these regional claims. Three of China‟s major ongoing territorial disputes are based on claims along its shared border with India and Bhutan, the South China Sea, and with Japan in the East China Sea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With international risk managers looking at Russia’s war games perhaps we should not forget China? This reblog should jog memories. But the real ‘elephant in the room for risk managers is in Washington. Do the nationalists or the globalists hold greater sway in Trump’s government?

China Daily Mail

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The total area of China’s claims on other countries exceeds the size of modern China itself, but Beijing refuses to budge on its claims.

Many are based on unsubstantiated (outside China) and unprecedented “historical precedents” dating back centuries.

And while China only has land borders with 14 countries, it is claiming territory from at least 23 individual nations.

These include Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, maritime territory which is 1000 kilometres from the closest Chinese soil (well outside the internationally recognised 200 kilometre EEZ).

The following is a list of China’s current claims against other countries, all of which it has made painfully clear it is willing to go to war over:

Afghanistan

Afghan province of Bahdashan (despite treaty of 1963, China still encroaches on Afghan territory).

Bhutan

Bhutanese enclaves in Tibet, namely Cherkip Gompa, Dho, Dungmar, Gesur, Gezon, Itse Gompa,

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Hillary Clinton’s new memoir compares Trump’s ‘war on truth’ to Orwell’s 1984 | US news | The Guardian

Here’s an excellent must read article from the Guardian. It reports that the former presidential candidate’s new book, What Happened, tries to come to terms with her election defeat and likens Trump to the dystopian classic.

Source: Hillary Clinton’s new memoir compares Trump’s ‘war on truth’ to Orwell’s 1984 | US news | The Guardian

The article reopens all the wounds and reminds us of Russia’s involvement in support of Donald Trump. It leaves readers questioning just how supportive were the Trump team in return.

From the beginning the election was Clinton’s to lose, she was way ahead and she stumbled – she must take responsibility for her failure. But the points raised in the book need proper public debate. Her views on Trump will no doubt draw an ugly response from team Trump, creating publicity for her book.

Thoughts?