National Defense University professor: Japanese concern about China’s breakthrough in the first island chain (Figure)
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4, according to July 20 issue of “Global Times” reported that stir public opinion against Japan wary of China’s breakthrough in the so-called “first island chain” , National Defense University Institute for Strategic Studies Professor Meng Xiangqing 19 in “Global Times” interview, Japan to China toward the ocean does have a sense of discomfort, because Japan is a traditional island, narrow-minded mentality of the islanders behave in such discomfort in the head .
Professor Meng Xiangqing that the history of the Japanese people that Japan is a maritime nation, the Chinese mainland state, this view itself is wrong, because China is a country — both land and sea on the ground, China land overlooking the back; history, Zheng He’s voyages, and Chinese fishermen went to the South China Sea 2,500 years ago have proved that China is both land and sea country. Only because of the feudal regime, closed-door policy, and long-term blockade of imperialism, this has led to China looks like “land country.” Now the Chinese toward the ocean, land and sea to restore the history of both countries is inevitable.
Japan expert Gao Hong that the so-called island chain is the US-Japan alliance under the system of planning a strategy of containment of China, the first island chain, it is hoped to prevent China to deep water. This is just a traditional security under consideration, Japan is more increased by this arrangement some confidence. But in fact there are reasonable grounds to China to break through the island chain, China fully in accordance with international practice, the relevant provisions of the Law of the Sea Convention “innocent passage.”