“We will reshape the regional order as we become more powerful and Japan will simply have to accept this new reality.”
The air defense identification zone (ADIZ) that China declared in November 2013 serves several possible purposes. One is to undermine Japan’s sovereign claims over the Senkakus. Beijing may also be seeking to drive a [...]
‘Defense Minister Chang Wanquan fired back: China, he said, has “indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu” — as the Chinese call the islands — while noting that the “Chinese military can assemble as soon as summoned, fight any battle and win.”‘
Beijing’s position on the islands is clear. But are the Senkakus dessert, [...]
Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday.
Following the order, meant “to prepare for any additional missile launches,” a destroyer was dispatched to the Sea of Japan and [...]
A retired senior officer in the People’s Liberation Army has said a war with Japan over territorial disputes is becoming increasing likely and that China is more than capable of defending itself.
But other military experts are far from convinced the PLA would win any future conflict, despite China’s rapid military build-up and modernisation.
The Russian takeover of Crimea has a ripple effect that extends around and across the Eurasian land mass to Northeast Asia.
The real test, though, will come when or if China attempts to assert control over the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The Japanese show every sign of willingness to fight [...]
What is a good definition of “the guns of August?”
The Guns of August thus provides a narrative of the earliest stages of World War I, from the decisions to go to war, up until the start of the Franco-British offensive that stopped the German advance into France. (Source: Wikipedia.)
One definition [...]
Which major economy is most likely to disappoint expectations this year, and perhaps even cause a financial crisis big enough to break the momentum of global economic recovery? The usual suspects are China and southern Europe. But in my view the most likely culprit will be Japan.
While Japan no longer attracts much [...]
China’s ADIZ appears to be nothing more than an instrument of psychological and legal warfare. It has been reported in Japan that Japanese government intelligence had obtained information in the fall of 2012 that the Chinese military leadership had adopted a policy paper that proposed an ADIZ be established in the East China Sea before [...]
But government officials and proliferation experts say Japan is happy to let neighbors like China and North Korea believe it is part of the nuclear club, because it has a “bomb in the basement” -– the material and the means to produce nuclear weapons within six months, according to some estimates. And with tensions rising [...]
“… In the East China Sea, China refuses to accept Japan’s administration of, or its claims to, islands that Japan calls the Senkaku and China calls the Diaoyu.”
The foreign minister comment, in my opinion, can mean only one thing – war. Soon China will wage war against Japan, and that also means against America.