Japanese media said the Chinese investment has military purposes Malacca Strait Bridge
article says China to expand its activities in the field of Air Force fighter range of the South China Sea. LONDON October 20
news: Recently the construction of the bridge the Straits of Malacca Chinese investment news, the focus of media attention in Japan. Japan’s well-known media, “Asahi Shimbun,” October 16 in a report that the concern of the Malacca Strait bridge construction expected to start this year, China Exim Bank will provide 85% of the project funds. Japanese military experts God Uramoto Chang is speculation that China’s military intentions behind an investment implied, to expand China’s military presence in Southeast Asia.
Malacca Strait Bridge is the length of forty-eight km, connecting Malaysia, Malacca and Dumai in Sumatra, Indonesia, Malaysia and India Bridge. Japan, “Asahi Shimbun” quoted Malacca Chief Minister 莫哈莫阿里 saying that the Malacca Strait Bridge project costing about $ 12.5 billion, is currently building programs related to the central government of Malaysia has been submitted for approval. Bridge developers private limited partnership for the Malacca Strait, the company this year or next year will be China Export-Import Bank to provide 85% of the project funds. In fact the construction of the bridge project in the 1990s there have been many mention, but after the 1997 economic crisis and was shelved.
Japanese media investment in China move to the speculation. Japanese military experts God Uramoto Chang on the site wrote that Chinese investment in the construction Malacca Strait Bridge has military intentions, and its being made light aircraft and on Hainan Island, the deployment of Air Force aircraft formation with the potential to jointly improve the Chinese in the South China Sea region’s military presence . God Uramoto Chang also said that, given the United States, Japan is currently in the East China Sea and South China Sea region has a strong military power, China is building a light aircraft carrier alone can not focus on its military presence in the region.
God Uramoto Chang further said that China’s investment in the construction of the bridge with the strategic significance of the Mekong River channel improvement, and promote economic and trade ties with Southeast Asia has the same purpose, and that this is China’s expanding regional influence and military presence a means – that is, first to avoid the use of military force, called for “the promotion of economic, build mutual trust, friendship and development” slogan, strengthen partnerships, to bait, expanding Chinese sphere of influence, and finally achieve the purpose of military expansion .
God Uramoto Chang also said that Japan’s defense forces to ensure that the main focus on Japan’s economic freedom, national interests and political diplomacy, not enough to a military confrontation with China or to prevent China’s military offensive. He also said that, given the Chinese government has begun construction of a light aircraft carrier, and Air Force aircraft to expand its scope of activities of the South China Sea area, and Southeast Asian countries of China has gradually relaxed the guard, in this case, Japan must implement an effective strategy toward China.
Some analysts pointed out that the Japanese media bridge the Straits of Malacca to China investment speculation, from the reflection of the upper and lower line of the Malacca Strait a move highly sensitive. Currently, 50 percent of Japan’s energy supply dependent on oil, of which there are 90% dependent on Middle East imports, therefore, the control of energy supply sources and means of transport to ensure the smooth energy strategy in Japan has been a major issue. Malacca Strait and therefore has been hailed as the lifeline of Japan, Japan has a very important military and strategic significance. (Compiled: Spring)