Chinese ship crew moon the US Navy – continued

According to The Telegraph, the soldiers mooned the Navy crew – now I’m not sure if they just dropped their pants or went all the way. As more information is made available, I’ll keep you updated with this important piece of news.

In what a Pentagon official described as a “bizarre” incident, Chinese crew members on board one vessel bared their bottoms after the USNS Impeccable had sprayed them with hoses.

via Chinese ships ‘harass’ unarmed US navy vessel – Telegraph.

The Chinese have responded to the US allegations of harassment, saying it is the US that is harassing them by conducting illegal surveying in China’s special economic zone, AND it suggests the U.S. “do more things beneficial to the stable development of China-U.S. relations. ”
Reuters Article

I think the U.S should be careful if they don’t want China to increase their interest rate.

In addition, here are some more details not shed some light on the matter:

The Impeccable did not carry large-caliber weapons and was operated by civilians for the Military Sealift Command, Pentagon officials said.

The surveillance mission, focused on undersea warfare, may be of particular interest to the Chinese military, which has invested heavily in a new fleet of diesel-powered attack submarines.

Pentagon officials say that while the diesel variety is not as potent as the Navy’s nuclear fast-attack submarines, the submarines are cheaper and can be purchased in greater numbers, giving the Chinese the potential to overwhelm American defenses at sea.

Address : <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/washington/10military.html?_r=2&ref=world>

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US angered by Chinese navy; Chinese drop their pants

Is their some Chinese symbolism in dropping your pants? And is it reasonable for the Chinese to tell a US spy boat to take a hike in the South China Sea? Would the US tell a Chinese spy boat to leave if it were in the Gulf of Mexico?
clipped from www.theaustralian.news.com.au

The tension on the high seas took an odd turn at one point when the Americans sprayed water at the Chinese boats and the crew responded by stripping to their underwear.

“Because the vessels’ intentions were not known, Impeccable sprayed its fire hoses at one of the vessels in order to protect itself.

“The Chinese crewmembers disrobed to their underwear and continued closing to within 25 feet (8m),” said the Pentagon statement.