This is coolbert:
From the Chicago Tribune only today:
"New map of China in passport stirs flap"
"BEIJING - - China is staking its claim on paper to what neighbors say is rightfully theirs."
"The latest territorial flap in Asia is over new Chinese passports with an outline of China that includes swaths of the South China Sea that are claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as all of Taiwan and disputed territory on the Indian border."
"Countries will have to stamp them when Chinese nationals go through immigration, which could be regarded as a symbolic endorsement of China's border claims." This type of stick-in-your-craw behavior deliberately intended to antagonize and provoke?
Done also with a degree of animosity and NOT fostering a climate that can lead to a peaceful resolution of conflicting claims.
The Chinese only twice in their long history have demonstrated an expansionist tendency? Once during the reign of the Chin Emperor and also during the Tang dynasty.
Chinese troops ONLY once being employed and engaging in combat beyond which is normally considerd to be the conventional Chinese sphere of interest.
You don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. When China rules the world obey tremble-ingl-ly! And be quick about it too!