Japan said that China’s southwestern islands of Japan to strengthen the defense expressed concern that
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Sino-Japanese diplomatic and defense officials held in Beijing on the 20th the 12th Sino-Japanese security dialogue. According to the Japanese side said China is Japan’s new “National Defense Program Outline” clearly strengthen the southwestern islands of the defense expressed concern that Japan is explained that “Japan’s basic policy of special defense the same, this is to maintain a defense force deployment balance. ”
cut local defense forces
Recently, the Japanese Cabinet formally adopted the new “National Defense Program Outline.” This program stressed that Japan will cut in the local defense forces in an effort to strengthen the “southwest area” of the defense.
Japan’s Vice Minister of Defense Ann live Chun said in an interview: “Compared with the previous, the new National Defense Program Outline of the biggest change will be the focus of the defense shifted south from the north, focused on strengthening the defense of the southwest islands region. “The new focus means that the re-allocation of defense resources pumped to prepare for large-scale invasion of the former Soviet Union stationed in Hokkaido and other places of tanks and other forces.
According to Japan’s Jiji news agency reported that, in order to increase the “southwest area” defense budget into the new “National Defense Program Outline” decided to conduct a series of equipment adjustments, including the tank will reduce the number of GSDF 200, from the original 600 to 400 vehicles, artillery also reduced from the current 600 to 400. In sea power, Japan will vigorously deploy at least six have theater missile defense capability, “Aegis” ships, and also in building submarine force size from 16 to 22 military buildup, frigates from 47 to 48. In the air force, with the large-scale transport, the main combat aircraft will remain at 340 or so.
China’s “concern” upgraded “warning and surveillance”
new “National Defense Program Outline” clearly write the Japanese government will strengthen “the surrounding waters claim of sovereignty “and the Japanese government in 2004 on” close attention to trends in China, “saying to” be alert to monitor trends in China. ”
particularly worth mentioning is that Japan and South Korea also plans to implement information sharing, strengthen the Chinese military intelligence gathering. According to the French radio network reported that the Japanese Defense Ministry officials have said Japan and South Korea have begun to negotiate and conclude, “military intelligence protection agreement” to seek the two countries, “the same area, share with each other under the security situation threatened to” share intelligence, strengthen the collection of Chinese and the Korean military intelligence functions. According to the Global Times