Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    First thing I see when I see this is that what China is doing is not closing themselves off again but they are inserting themselves militarily. The East China Sea Navy would be better.

    That being said this could work as a great internet wall.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    @jack75287

    It’s a reasonably clever cartoon.


    When they say the Islands have different names, East Asians write with pictures. So Japan is written exactly the same way in Beijing as in Tokyo, but it’s pronounced ‘Riben’ in Beijing and ‘Nippon’ in Tokyo (both words just mean ‘Japan’).


    But the islands are written with different characters. In China, they’re called the ‘Good Fishing’ Islands (Diaoyu Islands); in Japan, they’re called the ‘Apex Pavilion’ Islands (Senkaku Islands).


    China put the islands inside it’s ADIZ. All nations must notify China before crossing the ADIZ, or risk …


    Actually, it’s not clear what the risk is. The US and Japan had military planes fly across without notifying China, but nothing happened. Both countries warned civilian airlines to ALWAYS inform China to prevent any incidents.


    Ever since the Chinese announcement on 23 Nov, pundits have been trying to figure out what it really means. Which is very difficult, because, as we all know, Orientals are inscrutable.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 10 months ago

    “Tear down that wall.”

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hmm , countries bickering again about island territories:. like the Falklands? Pribiloff? Dominican Republic/Haiti, Puerto Rico, Philippines, MatsuTao (Taiwan), and a lot has to do with claiming vast areas of ocean territory, not the land base which is minimal, in population, or resources.


    China of course immediately said the “west” had misinterpreted, and over-reacted, never seen that happen, huh? (Think Tonkin Gulf.)

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    Remind me again why we grant China “Most Favored Nation” status.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    ^Just read the label on any product you buy that USED to say “Made in USA”.

  7. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I live on Okinawa, with a great view of the East China Sea. I am now expecting to start seeing dogfights any day now.

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