Some experts believe that China won the island of Japan-US military exercises behind the scenes directing the United States
Data Figure: Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers fight the ongoing drill down from a helicopter cable
Japanese island of Kyushu, Oita County exercise field will be staged the following scene : the “enemy” in a Japanese to visit the island. Then, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter and Maritime Self Defense Force’s P-3C AWACS quickly dispatched; the F-15 fighter escort, 250 paratroopers carrying the eight C-130 transport aircraft from the sky, to the occupation of the island The “enemy” to attack and recapture the island. Seize the island in the process, actively provide support to the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
above is Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun,” August 19 exclusive disclosure in December this year scheduled for the US-Japan joint military exercises held in part. As the exercise area in addition to training off Oita Prefecture, including Japan, the so-called “Southwest Islands” (referring to Okinawa, Miyako Island and the Diaoyu Islands and other small islands) surrounding waters, immediately aroused strong concern parties. Discerning eye is clear, the US-Japan military exercises targeted at China. In the US-ROK military exercises underway for the occasion, the US-Japan joint military exercise is the purpose?
Diaoyu Island and turmoil
Recently, the existence of a sovereignty dispute on Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku Islands, known in Japan) and Japan became the issue of media a focus.
This year is the “US-Japan Security Treaty,” the 50th anniversary of entry into force, Japan and the U.S. prepared to take this opportunity to issue a security issue related to the “Joint Declaration.” According to Japanese media reported on the 16th, is brewing in this document, the administration decided to change the presentation of the Diaoyu Islands issue, no direct reference to the Diaoyu Islands of the treaty. The report also quoted analysts as saying the U.S. move is to reduce the stimulation of China.
next day, when asked whether the United States to change its position on the Diaoyu Islands issue, the U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Crowley first to underscore the U.S. position has not changed, “the ultimate sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands United States no position on the ownership, we expect the parties to resolve the issue through peaceful means. ” Continued in the media questioning, Crowley said, the administrative jurisdiction of the Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan, “US-Japan Security Treaty” applies to all territories under the jurisdiction of Japan, “If you ask me today whether the treaty applies to the Diaoyu Islands, the answer is yes.”
Japanese media came when the United States decided to change the expression on the Diaoyu Islands issue, many Chinese Internet users have be understood as goodwill the United States to China, but this illusion with the clear Crowley answer and shattered. As China Asia-Pacific deputy director of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in an interview Ming Liu pointed out, the United States even if not expressly Diaoyu Islands belong to “the scope of US-Japan security”, it was only a matter of semantics, the U.S. position on this issue has not changed.
people are still pondering on the United States in China’s position on the Diaoyu Islands, the Japanese media has revealed the US-Japan joint military exercises will be held in December the news. United States and Japan held a regular annual joint military exercises, but actually contains the exercise area around the Diaoyu Islands waters, and exercise for China’s intent is obvious. “Yomiuri Shimbun” reported that in the past Japan’s Ministry of Defense of the neighboring countries for political considerations and other reasons, has been avoided in order to seize the island for the hypothetical large-scale exercise. However, in recent years, the Chinese Navy and Air Force activities and the increasingly frequent, already pose a considerable threat to Japan. Japan’s defense ministry report quoted officials as saying the training is to “show that Japan has the determination and ability to guard the southwestern islands, which will play a role in containing the Chinese.”
leveraging the U.S. control over the Diaoyu Islands
recent months, Sino-Japanese ships in the East China Sea waters friction. For example, in April this year, despite the Chinese warships sailed only on the high seas, but the Japanese media is hype, “Chinese ship-borne helicopters, close to the Japanese Self-Defense Force escort abnormal,” and exclaimed China make the East China Sea into a “sea of ??China.” China’s military power the United States recently released report claims that China’s growing military power is changing the military balance in East Asia, “Japan holds the same view.”
It is reported that Japan’s new “National Defense Program Outline,” scheduled at the end of the introduction of the framework focuses on Japan’s military deployment focus shift to the southwest, the main adversary who is of Chinese. As early as the end of July, Japan’s defense ministry also established the National Defense Program Outline in part to increase the number of Self-Defense Force submarine, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine number from the current 18 to 20. Some analysts believe that this exposed the US-Japan military exercises in the southwestern waters of Japan is working with Japan’s National Defense Program Outline of the changes correspond to the exercise was scheduled for December is likely to be introduced for the National Defense Program Outline of the rally.
wary of Chinese military power has increased at the same time, the Japanese media on Chinese folk talk about some of Okinawa belongs also extremely sensitive. As we all know, Okinawa, Japan after the Meiji Restoration in the first piece of land annexation. In 1971, after World War II the U.S. administration of Okinawa Okinawa was returned to Japan, according to longitude and latitude of the Islands under the jurisdiction ceded to Japan. For Chinese scholars believe that Japan has sovereignty over Okinawa, the lack of basis in international law, Japan has a number of media, said the Chinese authorities and scholars default hot “Give me my Okinawa,” the Japanese are “terrorist.”
analysts pointed out that Japan asked the U.S. side reiterated that the security treaty, including the Diaoyu Islands Ye Hao, the waters near the Diaoyu Islands and the United States held joint military exercises both mean an attempt to Japan-US alliance framework, through the power of the United States to strengthen the control of the Diaoyu Islands. Japanese media generally agreed that, as China’s military strength and the expansion of spheres of influence, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military cooperation between the unbreakable defense posture, is the most important deterrent.
China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Liu Hong, director of global research center told “World News” correspondent, the Japanese mentality of China’s rise is “both sorrow and grief and vigilance”, which produces contradictory and allow U.S. territorial disputes in the United States on joint military exercises to help their own hand, nature is its happy to see.
Japanese government’s attitude is unknown
Although Japan may be happy with the United States held military exercises in waters near the Diaoyu Islands, Japan, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher at the Institute high flood In the interview with this reporter pointed out that the Japan-US joint military exercises, can not simply be attributed to the Japanese want to provoke China on the Diaoyu Islands issue. In the analysis of the Japanese attitude toward China, the Japanese media for what clamor, which is the Japanese government’s attitude should be treated differently.
is worth noting that, for the Japan-US joint military exercises, the Japanese government has so far not made any comments. Some analysts believe that, relative to the previous Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party came to power last year to ease the government’s China policy is much more, but the Democratic Party, the Cabinet for the Ministry of Defense and the military how much influence is a question mark. Japan’s defense province, the SDF has long been dominated by pro-American, Democratic Party’s guidelines and policies for the recognition of the degree may be quite limited.
many Chinese experts believe that the joint military exercise director should be behind the main or the United States. After all, at the strategic level, Japan is the U.S. strategy in East Asia, but a card. Liu says that the both the South Korean military exercises, or the US-Japan military exercises, to a certain extent, are Japan and South Korea to the United States, “Table heart.”
Chinese military expert Dai Xu in the “World News” reporter pointed out, frequently hold military exercises in South Korea while the United States and Japan will also hold military exercises, which in fact is still the United States pull China neighboring countries to contain China initiative. He also believes that in a few days ago came the United States position on the Diaoyu Islands is changed to say, the United States and Japan also needs to be clarified by a joint military exercise.
China’s reaction to rational and restrained
for Japan and the U.S. will hold the “seize the island” exercise, the Taiwan authorities so-called “Foreign Ministry” August 20 Japan issued a press release, reiterated the Diaoyu Islands have “sovereignty” of the claim. However, the Chinese mainland official has not yet made a formal response.
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Liu Ming, deputy director of the Asia-Pacific in an interview that “on the one hand, China should be cool, if not the final exercise involves disputed East China Sea, the Diaoyu Islands and other areas, it is still within the scope of Japan’s sovereignty things; the other hand, the Chinese navy exercises on the high seas of the normal rights of passage and can not give up, but to pay attention to exercise restraint, the Japanese conservative forces can not be used. “
Peking University professor of international relations, U.S. expert Zhu Feng pointed out in an interview, present, China must first stabilize the overall situation of Sino-US relations, “some friction in Sino-US, making neighboring countries hawks or hardliners have an opportunity, only stable Sino-US joint the situation in Northeast Asia, China will improve the surrounding environment. “(International Online – News of the World)