Chinese living in Japan: Japan may become a stumbling block Chinese navy into the ocean
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Diagram of Yonaguni Island. Source: Taiwan’s “United Daily News”
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With China Navy and Air Force modernization and easing cross-strait relations, the Chinese Navy began to go beyond the scope of activity out to sea before the Ogasawara Islands, Mariana Islands, Yap Islands, and other components of the second island chain. Chinese navy ships entered the Pacific through the Tsugaru Strait, Japan held near Okinotori exercises in the fight against Somali pirates … … All this shows that China is from the “blue” to “Deep Blue”, became an important maritime countries of the world one.
not a vacuum but the vast ocean, the Chinese in the western Pacific Ocean as well as more far-reaching activities, it is inevitable with the traditional maritime countries of the occurrence of certain conflicts of interest. Among them, Japan, as the traditional East Asian maritime power, China could become a stumbling block toward the ocean.
present, Japan has decided to expand its southernmost garrison. Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada today also visited Yonaguni, Okinawa Prefecture, and with the local governor to discuss the future of troops stationed problem, that the island has been the subject of the GSDF deployment into real operational phase.
Yonaguni Island, Yaeyama archipelago is the most southwestern islands in the sea east of Taiwan prominent in the Pacific, lonely as a pawn in the abdomen, interdiction of the East China Sea north of Taiwan and the mainland and the ocean in the direction of contact. That countries with troops in one fell swoop would be the deployment of Japanese troops southward 500 kilometers. The island either as the whole of China including Taiwan into the second island chain monitoring center, they can be prevented and to contain such a breakthrough fortress.
In fact, China is Japan’s competitive strength as a space marine, or things in recent years. Japan is a maritime nation, but for the importance of maritime rights and interests are more deformed. For a long time, Japan has not realized that there competitors in the maritime rights and interests. However, China’s successful exploitation of oil in the East China Sea to Japan, a dream awake all walks of life, as if one night suddenly found that China and Japan in the Pacific Northwest has the right to equal the sea!
Therefore, a positive development in recent years, marine survey in Japan on the one hand, tried to strengthen the domestic side of the island outside the control of ocean, the ocean in response to China out of the new situation. At the same time, as the financial crisis worsened and the election of Obama, the U.S. military presence in the global contraction trend, this trend also affected the U.S. military. Although this is not out of intention, but on behalf of the United States to act as military police in the area of ??the world’s powerless, it is recognized that the United States will continue to shrink the passive for a long period of time. In this way, the United States in East Asia, especially Japan, to reduce the garrison, the Japanese love complex. Japan is China’s fear of filling the gap left by the United States, most want to become a dominant force in the Western Pacific. In this case, who will fill these gaps in the future, decide on the future of its international influence as an important factor.
Thus we see that in the U.S. retreat from East Asia, when Japan took the opportunity to fight for their own control room, try to increase the impact in international affairs, but also makes sense. This “seats and seize territory,” the move from the interest that may have touched the United States. However, due to meet U.S. global strategic layout, and therefore easily accepted by the United States. Comprehensive internal and external reasons, attention in recent years, the activities of Japan in the Western Pacific, Japan has become China’s maritime rights and interests to maintain stumbling block, may not be viewed as a joke. ▲ (the author is in Japan, Chinese)
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