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How do the Chinese feel about Guam?
The Chinese language either coincidentally or deliberately translated'Guam' in ??'guan dao', Isle of the Strategical Passport, which is perhaps a very good example of a good equilibrium between the spoken word and its meanings in the English to Chinese geoclaret. Guam's name in Chinese will always be a reminder of its strategical importance in the event of conflict.
Much has been said about Guam in the Chinese press and army show. You made me feel that it is crucial in its geographic situation and prevents China from entering the Pacific Ocean from the off-shore sector, and it was an important strategic basis for America to have a hub to achieve for better controls.
So, according to most Chinese, it is a worrying place for China. The Chinese see the Guam as a US-Pacific strategical army basis. You think it's so important that you've created a new rocket that's about to arrive in Guam. The US Guam is of course also an important US strategical site and that is why it has become a super-base in which 8 billion dollars have been spent in recent years.
It would be strongly protected by US troops as it is a focus between Asia and Hawaii. Guam would be the most important commodity in any possible conflict with China. Do you think most of the things I've been hearing about Guam in China would be the US army base blah blah blah blah... plus some tourism-related reports. Sure.
Do you mean the Isle of Guam?
The Americas and Japan - A brief history of Guam from antiquity to the present day.
It was surrendered to the United States by the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American war in 1898 and was officially bought by Spain in 1899 for 20 million dollars. As of the date of the transaction, the Guam's total community had increased to approximately 10,000 people. US President William McKinley made an order that brought Guam into the Navy Department of State.
Guam has seen many improvement in the areas of farming, community healthcare, hygiene, training, landmanagement, taxes as well as community work under marine control. Regulating the import and sales of exhilarating spirits; prohibiting the surrender of lands without the approval of the state; regulating the celebrations of churches and other festivals; prohibiting concubines and demanding that wedding rituals be carried out between cohabitants; prohibiting the export of certain items that were customary among humans;
People without commercial or normal occupation who grow certain goods and keep certain livestock; regulate the husbandry of hounds and other livestock at large; abolish the Hispanic tax system and introduce a new one; introduce a non-sectarian non-sectarian educational system; and require every adulthood to study to write its own name within a certain period of the year.
In 1927, when the US Navy ordered the USS Guam gun boat to carry out patrols in China, this attracted quite a stir on the country. Guam's population, which included school children who each contributed a pence, raised $703.92 to make a ship's dome and memorial tablet in Shanghai, China.
It was introduced to the Navy and did a special service on each of the three ships of the USS Guam Naval. United States Navy used Guam until 1941, when it invaded Japan's armed services just after the Pearl Harbor war. Guam gave up on December 10, 1941 after a brave defense by the Insular Force Guard and a restricted number of US Navy troops from the South Seas of Japan.
It became the only inhabited US land that had been invaded by another nation during the Second World War. For 31 and a half years, the Guamese were forced into unbearable difficulties managed by the Japonese Forces. Several Chamorro's were decapitated when the Japs heard of Chamorro's three-year humane efforts to successfully inject and conceal the U.S. Navy radio station George Tweed, which was evaded during the first intrusion.
Tweed's den is now a favourite Guam "Boonie Stomping" town. There are many sights of the Japanes crew, among them cannon positions and tunnel, still to be seen around the Isle of Guam. Guam's Guam Deliverance Action was characterised by a landmark wave of Navy bombing, in which tens of thousands injured and Chamorro were killed and the town of Hagatna almost wiped out.
To honour the courage and sacrifice of all those who took part in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War, among them troops, seamen and naval troops from the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the Soviet Union, the land was called a "war in the Pacific National Park".
In the following three weeks of hard work, 7,000 Americans and 11,000 Japanis were killed before Guam was recaptured and again under US administer. Because of its strategical location, Guam was used as a commando station for operation in the Western Pacific until the end of the war in 1945. The US Navy government was reinstated on 30 May 1946.
Completed over 50 years ago, the Second World War still has a great impact on Guam. Remains and testimonies of the war can still be seen all over the islands and scuba diver can see wreckage from Japan, America, Germany and other vessels and aircraft under the hot, clear water of Guam. The last refusenik of the Second World War, Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi, was found in the cavern where he hid on January 24, 1972, because his troops were dispersed by the advanced Americans in July 1944.
Today, 21 July, Guam's Liberation is an important Guamay. Most of the government office and shops are shut down as the islands celebrate with festivals and a procession on Marine Corps Drive in Hatagna.