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    Let's put it here, although it really belongs to the What the Heck thread:
    From today's Telegraph
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/18/is-war-with-china-inevitable/
    Is this the quality of the education of the next generation of Western strategic thinkers? Notice in the map that the area said to be claimed by ROC has an entirely different shape from the PRC claim and that the reason for war in SCS is not described. Notice too that North Korea would be committing suicide if it attacked Japan while its real purpose, reunification with the South, would not be advanced, and that after citing Sun Tzu on the necessity of knowing your enemy.
    I made the paragraph below the map bold.
     
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    I stopped reading it after the first sentence. "Fifth century military leader Sun Tzu"??? Sun Tzu was a general for the state of Wu at the end of the Spring and Autumn period of the East Zhou dynasty. That was about 500 B.C., not 500 A.D. The author misdated the general by 1000 years...

    I hope it was a typo... Even if it was, this is the kind of mistake that no professionals should make.
     
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    Of course he's not a professional.

     
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    Please read the whole ridiculous article. :eek:
     
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    I wonder about
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    whomever he/she/they represent(s), I saw him/her/them banned twice so far:
    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/banned-warned-members-list.t54/page-61#post-393973
    (I actually reported the incursion after the first ban, I recall it then happened in the Syria Thread)
    and it seems he/she/they is/are theoretically banned even now, as
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    (I reported this) I mean during my almost three years on the SDF, I noticed several occasions of banned individuals returning under different nicks, but this is apparently something else: he/she/they somehow repeatedly backdoor in, or what's going on?!
     
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    Why did the PLA not introduce them mbt 3000 into service considering it is pretty advanced and they can make it more advanced then the export version
     
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    I stopped reading after the title. Hahaha...
     
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    The MBT-3000 was designed from the start to be an export oriented tank, the PLA instead inducted the ZTZ-99A MBT into service since it was designed from the outset to be used by the PLAGF.
     
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