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Old 2014-05-15, 12:37   Link #33775
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philippines
Age: 42
If anything, it's badly misdirected anger; the rioting is too reminiscent of the Rodney King vs. LAPD beating incident in Los Angeles years ago -- outrage among some of the city's blacks prompted immediate chaos, the rioters blindly targeting mostly Korean stores and businesses instead.

Here, I fear that the continuing activities in both Paracels and Spratlys will further exacerbate not just tensions but also fuel racial prejudice, where the prevailing populist view here is that the Chinese are a greater threat in all aspects (especially that some of the wealthiest citizens are ethnic Chinese) and there's continuing clamor for military modernization, as leftists are now seen as collaborators.
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