Japanese right-wing claims that China intends to show off to expand maritime strength of the arms (Figure)
Chinese Navy carrier-based long-range air defense missile Unai off
Global Times special correspondent Tangxiang reported in order to win the general election held during the economic crisis, Japan’s ruling party and opposition parties have played a livelihood card, many politicians also chose to avoid the Yasukuni Shrine. However, the Japanese right-wing media, “Sankei Shimbun” 23 editorial, still did not forget the “China threat theory”, to remind the Japanese wary of so-called Chinese military threat.
editorial said that the Chinese military expansion in Japan is likely to pose a major security threat, but the Liberal Democratic Party are competing for political power, the New Komeito Party and the Democratic Party’s election platform has no mention of countermeasures, which people feel ” very sorry. ”
The newspaper said that China released the 2009 annual defense budget of 480.686 billion yuan, up 14.9 percent over last year, nearly 20 years of consecutive double-digit growth. Moreover, it is said in the published defense budget does not include foreign weapons procurement and research and development funding costs. In contrast, Japan’s defense spending peaked in mid-2002, after seven consecutive years to reduce the 2009 annual budget is approximately 4.7028 trillion yen (about 340 billion yuan), “the military balance of power is lost.” The editorial said that the Chinese arms buildup aimed at defending the country’s territorial and territorial waters and prevent Taiwan independence, there is sure to support economic growth, credit the source. However, “the Chinese navy had recently said the trend in the Japanese coastal waters worried.”
editorial went on to say, the military background of the Chinese maritime strategy may pose a threat to Japan’s national interests. Last December, two Chinese marine survey ship “invasion” of the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands China) waters of Japan’s territorial waters, can be said that this is China’s intention to show off their access to and maintenance of maritime rights and interests have the ability. In the face of this reality, the Democratic Party, Ichiro Ozawa, former representative in 2006, visited China for two consecutive years in 2007, that the “pro-China stance” is worrisome. The editorial also said the Democratic Party “policy set” only that “through constructive dialogue to resolve” outstanding issues between Japan and China, which “can not be reassuring.”
editorial concluded that changes in the scheduled end of the year “National Defense Program Outline”, if the Democratic Party advocates the implementation of the reduction of defense spending, then Japan will be at risk.