Japanese media: the Chinese military has remained silent protest began to Tokyo
disturbing is that more and more signs that China has turned his attention to Japan – where have some of the world’s largest naval and air bases. China has been worried about Japan, the two sides in the conflict may play a role. Of particular note is that the free use of Japanese bases in the United States will intervene in the Taiwan Strait affairs, where as a springboard. In the past, U.S. military operations on Japan to provide logistical support issue, China has remained silent. In contrast, recently said publicly that the PLA missile to suppress Taiwan’s logic also applies to the United States in line there before. China’s missile force have selective destruction of the U.S. military base in line before some key facilities, will put pressure on Tokyo to limit U.S. naval base. United States and Japan pay close attention to the development of these theories, in order to avoid US-Japan alliance ill-prepared for future conflict with China.
present, on a regional base in Asia, China, Taiwan region is still the strategic considerations of mainland China. In 1996, the Taiwan crisis, there is evidence that the PLA was difficult to monitor the United States sent two aircraft carrier battle group operations. It is noteworthy that, in this place in March 1996 crisis, the U.S. military base in Yokosuka, Japan as “independent” aircraft carrier (CV-62) is the first ship to reach the aircraft carriers near Taiwan, which the Chinese side believes that in possible conflict with Taiwan, Washington is likely to send the aircraft carrier stationed in Japan.
outside Chinese territorial waters of other territorial disputes in the region, also may be subject to interference by the U.S. Navy. Because the two countries dispute sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands in northwestern Taiwan emergence of military crisis, may force the U.S. to take action. Although some suspect the Japanese decision-making some hesitation (such as whether to launch an external attack on the islands), could prompt Washington to fulfill defense commitments, like the US-Japan Security Treaty, as stipulated; and, since 2006, been held joint exercises and military exercises that the U.S. military is closely watching the dynamics of the East China. Advance further south, the South China Sea in China’s vast waters of the sovereignty declaration, may also lead to regional tensions. If such areas are upgraded to a larger struggle, the threat of conflict in international shipping activities, then the United States may be ordered its navy to maintain the free flow of these sea routes. In both cases, the U.S. aircraft carrier stationed in Japan and other Asian waters in the vicinity of the attack group, may be ordered to take the first response.
However, in fact, undermine the stability of the specific territorial disputes in Asia, the United States naval forces to deter China is not the only reason. Given China’s heavy reliance on the sea through the Malacca Strait, the supply of energy transport, the Beijing government speculated that the U.S. might attempt to blockade the Malacca to threaten China this maritime bottleneck.
In addition, Chinese analysts also expressed the United States move to protect the self-proclaimed region of many dissatisfied. However, the region has long been a flashpoint in the conflict, and China more confident in the marine areas that the Beijing government is reluctant to accept the U.S. forward presence, and this presence will be eroded faster than previously. U.S. Navy forces in China’s growing ambivalence, the United States in Japan has become a basic deployment is the focus of attention.