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Old 08-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #19
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Question What do you call a one-eyed Chinese man

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Kill with a borrowed knife

Attack using the strength of another (in a situation where using one's own strength is not favourable). Trick an ally into attacking him, bribe an official to turn traitor, or use the enemy's own strength against him.

The idea here is to cause damage to the enemy by getting a 3rd party to do the deed.
Loot a burning house

When a country is beset by internal conflicts, when disease and famine ravage the population, when corruption and crime are rampant, then it will be unable to deal with an outside threat. This is the time to attack.

Keep gathering internal information about an enemy. If the enemy is currently in its weakest state ever, attack it without mercy and totally destroy it to prevent future troubles.
Befriend a distant state while attacking a neighbour (遠交近攻/远交近攻, Yuǎn jiāo jìn gōng)

It is known that nations that border each other become enemies while nations separated by distance and obstacles make better allies. When you are the strongest in one field, your greatest threat is from the second strongest in your field, not the strongest from another field. This policy is associated with Fan Sui of Qin, circa 269 BC.

There are eight Chinese names among the ‘British’ dead. Who were they and why were they there? They appear to be mostly merchant seamen, possibly from Hong Kong, on ships hired/commandeered by the UK to transport the troops. They are listed as seamen, or laundrymen, a butcher and an electrical fitter. Did they have any choice about going to the Falklands? Their names were Yu Sik Chee, Yeung Swi Kami, Leung Chan, Sung Yuk Fai (or Pai), Ng Por, Chan Chi Sing, Lai Chi Keung, Kye Ben Kuro. They died on the Sir Tristam, the Sir Galahad, the Atlantic Conveyor, on HMS Sheffield and HMS Coventry. There were six other British merchant navy seamen who died.
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