Kyodo News: Japan pains to maintain the relationship with the Pacific island countries to counterbalance China
Kyodo News: Japan’s painstaking efforts to maintain relations with the Pacific island
in the just concluded the 6th Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit, Japanese Prime Minister Noda not only announced that it will provide 40 billion yen (about 3.2 billion yuan), Official Development Assistance (ODA), and all visitors to the island summit held a separate meeting to show their importance has taken great pains to maintain relations with the island.
According to Kyodo News Analysis report, which is mainly due to China’s expanding influence in the Pacific region by providing huge amounts of aid, to seek UN Security Council permanent member, “Japan’s fear of its traditional base of support has been shaken.
in the 13 island countries and territories participating, in addition to the heads of the temporary absence of Papua New Guinea outside the Noda Niue Prime Minister, including a population of just more than a thousand people, including all the heads of the individual meetings. Noda talks to the leaders pledged to strengthen cooperation, and expressed gratitude to the national earthquake assistance.
The meeting also proposed to build quickly when natural disasters in the Pacific island countries to raise reconstruction funds, insurance system. In a press conference after the closing, Noda provide the ODA stressed that: “Although the post-disaster reconstruction, and other factors led to the financial situation is very grim, but you can not just focus on domestic, I hope to contribute to world prosperity and stability.”
Japan held in 1997, the first Pacific island summit to seek UN Security Council “permanent” intent is clear. Recently, to ensure the continued supply of tuna, skipjack tuna and other fisheries resources and natural gas has also become one of the important subject.
China is strengthening the investment of the Nickel Development in Papua New Guinea, with the attending the Fiji military exchanges are becoming increasingly active. The Japanese Foreign Ministry officials expressed concern that: “can no longer take for granted that the Pacific island countries will certainly support Japan’s reform of the United Nations.”
to contain the Chinese forces in 600 million yuan to help the Pacific island
, Japanese media said Japan hopes that cooperation with Pacific island countries to contain China. However, the wording in the Summit Declaration is a euphemism, I can see the participating countries is trying to avoid provoking China.
(Lianhe Zaobao, Tokyo) – Japanese government announced that the next three years will be the Pacific island countries to provide up to $ 500 million (approximately S $ 600 million to 40.82 million) in aid. Local media said the move is to contain China.Noda,
Japanese Prime Minister, on the 26th of reporters after the closing of the sixth “between Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit conference, said in the past three years, totaling to the Pacific island nation of about 508 billion yen yuan (about 800 million to 16.96 million dollars) in aid to honor the commitment to provide 50 billion yen in aid announced by the last summit.
Noda, expressed willingness to strengthen cooperation with the defense of the Pacific Islands Forum members, to carry out the field of defense personnel exchange. He then announced that the next three years will be the Pacific island countries to provide $ 500 million in Official Development Assistance.
assistance to the island, Noda stressed: “China and other emerging donor countries to improve transparency is very important.” But regarding the Summit Declaration adopted at the meeting stressed the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “, he explained said: “This region does not exist in any particular dispute and not for a specific third country.”
the current Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit held in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, Nago City, meeting for the first time marine safety and security issues to be included in the discussion. The summit declaration stressed that required to comply with international law on marine security and marine specifications.the
The declaration said that Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum members agreed to strengthen cooperation on marine issues, the five aspects of natural disaster prevention, climate and environmental change, cultural exchange and sustainable development and human security. Set forth in the Declaration, the Pacific island countries will expand exchanges with the Japanese defense units to nurture talents.
, Japan’s Jiji Press, Japan hopes that the cooperation with the Pacific island countries, to contain for more resources to expand forces in the Pacific China. However, among the participating countries, some countries have accepted China’s huge aid to keep a low profile, so the discussion at the meeting.
reported that the summit declaration is set out the importance of compliance with international norms, but seem euphemistic wording, see the participating countries is trying to avoid provoking China.
report quoted a Japanese Foreign Ministry official as saying that, there is concern that Pacific island nation Summit security point of view to discuss marine issues contrary to the nature of the original summit, because the Pacific island countries are concerned about marine resources and promoting tourism.
this Summit participating countries and regions, including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati and 13 Pacific island countries and territories, as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, as well as first time participants the United States.
the first in Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit held in 1997, held every three years thereafter.
Japanese gestures constantly stepping up prevention
Japan under the auspices of the 26th Japan and Pacific island summit for the first time to discuss maritime security issues; suspected of being for “political purposes” provided substantial assistance to Pacific island countries, Noda, Japanese Prime Minister urged to beware of China to take advantage of “dollar diplomacy” to expand in the region. 28, the Philippines a “goodwill visit” three Japanese warships will is hot quarrel with China, Japan also plans to aid patrol boat to the Philippines. Openly advocating “Do not turn a blind eye to the South China Sea dispute, Japanese media said that the Philippine fight against the Diaoyu Islands issue a warning, the Japanese practice will lead to think twice.
Global Times reported, “From the purchase of the Diaoyu Islands, to a variety of exercises, diplomacy to win over the recent action against China, Japan frequently, and even the formation of a everywhere an atmosphere of contention with China, trying to portray an Asia-Pacific dragon. “Japan scholars Geng Xin told reporters on the 27th. But he also said, the trick is constantly precisely that Japan does not pose a significant threat of weight, it is just making trouble.
“The summit in the past, the first time to discuss maritime security issues, stressed the importance of compliance with the rules of international law and marine, a move aimed at indirectly, to contain China,” Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” on the 27th commented that the sixth was held in Okinawa Japan and Pacific island summit. Reported that, despite the Prime Minister stressed that Noda after the summit meeting is not directed against any country, but this is only an expression of.
Pacific island countries, the success of the summit-Japanese beauty against China, British BBC5,the
27 reported The island summit in Japan and the U.S. success against the Chinese, are summarized as follows:
16 countries participated in the Sixth Pacific island countries of the two-day summit on Saturday evening closing in Okinawa.
Japan’s largest newspaper on Sunday (May 27) concluded Saturday evening at the Okinawa Summit of the Pacific island nation to an editorial in the form expressed support position.
position tilting right “Yomiuri Shimbun and Sankei Shimbun, the results of this summit was particularly encouraging, for example,” Yomiuri “The title is” island summit is cooperating with the U.S. against China “the editorial said, support scattered in the Pacific island development and regional stability, for China is raising the sense of being indispensable to strengthen cooperation with the United States.
editorial said that China has exceeded the amount of aid to Pacific island nations, especially the surge in mineral-rich aid of Fiji and other countries, Fiji absence of the summit, with the deterioration of US-European relations in Fiji, in the future may be significant to China tilt . The editorial said that Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Xi Jinping and other Chinese dignitaries visit these islands every year, in addition to the warships to dock and military assistance, the Chinese immigrants is also increasing, indicating China’s strategic.
editorial says the U.S. is the first time to attend the summit, this is the Obama regime, increased vigilance, attention to the initiatives of the strategy of the Pacific, to build relations with the Pacific Islands.
of regional value
editorial said that China Pacific Island Countries Economic, military influence in recent years have risen to the U.S. for the first time to participate in the island summit seems to grasp the thinking of the development of maritime order dominance for China, the Pacific stability of Japan peace and prosperity is also very important.
“Daily News” a different point of view is that, for China or Japan’s interests to be considered and the island’s relationship would be too short-sighted, Japan is to build the entire international trust environment.
16 countries participated in the two-day Sixth Pacific island summit closing in on Saturday evening, Okinawa bond Joint Declaration, including Japan future participants in the three years in aid the island nation of 500 million U.S. dollars of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to lay the tsunami observation stations, the creation of disaster insurance mechanisms, access to recycling energy, sharing the message and lessons of the Japanese nuclear accident.
Noda, Japanese Prime Minister at a press conference on Saturday claimed that the “joint declaration” is not directed against any particular country, China is also a Pacific island aid partners, to increase the transparency of assistance, including China, is very important, but all Japan’s major media, word of the word refers to the “Joint Declaration” to ensure that the responsibility and transparency of financial assistance to countries to complete the existing assistance mechanisms for cooperation is very important, “Recognizing the importance of marine safety and security and promoting maritime cooperation and understanding of international law role to maintain peace and stability in the Pacific, recognizing the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty “are Japanese America Pacific Action for China to develop the terms.
Japanese held Pacific island summit will issue a declaration involving the South China Sea
Pacific island summit on the 25th held late in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan. Less concern for the summit this time in the past because of the U.S. and Japanese media stir-fried. Summit to discuss climate change, how to respond to natural disasters, marine safety and security issues. Japanese media generally believe that this is in order to “pin down on the ocean active.
Japan’s Jiji news agency reported, hosted by Japan in the 6th Pacific Island Summit, “25 the evening of the opening. 14 countries and regions including Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and other members to participate in the United States for the first time represented at, but did not participate in Fiji. In accordance with the schedule, as co-Speaker of Japanese Prime Minister Noda and Prime Minister of Cook Islands Pune in the afternoon of the 26th Summit Declaration, after the summit closing.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Noda to the participants suggested to create a national insurance system against large-scale disasters in Japan in the next two years will provide $ 15 million in financial support, and Japan earthquake for the common lessons install quickly to provide tsunami warning device system for the Pacific island countries. Japan also plans to invite 300 countries young people to visit the earthquake-stricken areas.
Nippon Shimbun said that the summit will issue a joint declaration, the first reference to “respect the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea”, similar to the position of the United States and the Philippines in the South China Sea issue, directed at China.
Japanese public opinion has many analysts believe that the convening of this summit is to counterbalance China. Jiji News Agency on the 25th, China is to increase the amount of assistance to these island nations to increase their influence. China will also childhood Ogasawara Islands to Guam, the “second island chain” positioning line of defense in an attempt to expand to the Pacific region. Pacific at this stage, but also does not appear the same as the South China Sea sovereignty dispute. But great importance to the Pacific, the United States to join the summit, and ocean issues on the agenda, we can see the blocked consideration of the Chinese action as early as possible. ”
Japan’s Fuji TV said, in the Pacific region, China in marine active so that it enhanced the influence of Japan intends to join the United States to strengthen the joint and the island countries. Japanese television on the 25th, the influence of China on the Pacific island countries is widening. Japan and the United States, to strengthen ties with these island countries. Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun”, Foreign Affairs of Japan and Pacific island countries, consistent with the preparedness of the Chinese military threat to U.S. security strategy is of great significance. .
BBC said Fiji absence of the summit was the Japanese media are widely regarded as “concerns do not participate in the summit of Pacific island countries China’s position. The report said the United States is based on the Island of Hawaii as a member, for the first time invited to attend. The United States sponsored the summit, the U.S. representative’s arrival was welcomed by the Japanese. The Pacific island summit is held from 1997 to rope in the diplomatic arena of the Pacific island countries.
Japan-US win over the Pacific island countries to block China? Department of State to respond
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said on the 28th, to develop friendly and cooperative relations between China and Pacific island countries to promote regional stability, development and prosperity has made a positive contribution. China would like to see other countries to develop friendly and cooperative relations with the Pacific Islands.
in the afternoon after the regular press conference, reporters asked, the sixth in Japan and the Pacific Islands Summit concluded on the 26th, some analysts believe that Japan and the United States intends to take to win over the Pacific island countries “blockade” China, China This comment on that? Do you worry about the relationship between China and Pacific island countries are affected? Japanese officials said that the Chinese assistance is often designed to safeguard their own interests, so that the recipients to the back of the Heavily Indebted What’s China’s response?
said Liu Weimin, China hopes that the cooperation between the countries concerned to promote the common development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.
said Liu Weimin, China and Pacific island countries at the Asia-Pacific region are developing countries, both sides have a profound traditional friendship and share broad common interests and great potential for mutually beneficial cooperation and broad prospects.
According to him, in recent years, China and the island relations have developed smoothly with frequent high-level exchanges, economic and trade exchanges and cooperation deepening, maintain good communication and coordination in international and regional affairs. China insists that within the island in the best of its ability to provide sincere and selfless assistance to help the island to enhance self-development capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals United Nations
welcomed by the island peoples.
proved to developing friendly cooperative relations between China and Pacific island not only brought tangible benefits to both sides, also made a positive contribution to promoting regional stability, development and prosperity, “said Liu Weimin.
He said that China would like to see other countries to develop friendly and cooperative relations with the Pacific Islands, and is willing to continue with the island and within and outside the countries concerned to strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation and jointly promote regional peace, stability and development.
: China needs to develop maritime security strategy to deal with the Japanese balance
, CCTV reported, the Pacific The island summit closing in on the 26th, the summit held in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, Nago City, the participation of members of 14 countries and regions including Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, the United States for the first time represented at. Summit to discuss climate change, how to respond to natural disasters, marine safety and security issues.
Japanese public opinion is generally agreed that the convening of this summit is to counterbalance China. Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun”, Foreign Affairs of Japan and Pacific island countries, consistent with the preparedness of the Chinese military threat to U.S. security strategy is of great significance.
For the participants in the United States, China Institute of International Studies Yancy rain researcher analysis pointed out that the United States to attend the summit with Japan and then the rise of strategic Any action in Japan, especially the strategic initiatives could not escape the shadow of the United States. United States participate in the island summit with Japan in the strategic medium-and long-term strategic coordination to enhance the impact of the US-Japan alliance in the South Pacific island nation. 23, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Deng Puxi “Troika” to attend the Senate hearing, behind the United States to join the Convention on the Law of the Sea, hoping to persuade lawmakers to ratify the Convention. Japan’s move is also in line with the strategy for U.S. involvement in the affairs of the Asia-Pacific region.
Previously, the Japanese want to change reef “islands” illegal seizure of approximately 700,000 square kilometers of waters under the jurisdiction have been thwarted. 15, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the website of the United Nations announced Japan’s Outer Continental Shelf submission review results not recognized in Japan in accordance with red Bird reef (the Japanese side referred to as “Okinotori) advocated” the Outer Continental Shelf.
Yancy rain researchers believe that Japan changed the strategic significance of the reef island is very large. Island and the reef is one word, but decided the boundaries of the marine division. If it is an island anchored to push ahead 200 sea miles, the whole area of ??hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of ocean. This has great significance for Japan’s economic, strategic. Japan’s move once again reflects its maritime expansion ambitions.
China waters in the situation of the besieged, how to break this impasse? The Yancy rain researchers believe that since the founding of the Republic, we have not a complete maritime strategy. Although China has 18,000 kilometers of coastline, but if you want from the sea to the ocean or has been a lot of constraints. Maintain good access to the sea on the one hand diplomatic means, to create a favorable international environment; the other hand, China needs to develop national strategy for maritime security.
Japanese media: Japanese island summit to compete powerless
Japan Xinhua Press Network 28 published, commented, “Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit held in Japan on the 26th, the summit exposed Japan’s fragile. Japan and the United States, Australia has a set of mechanisms and systems of cooperation, with the summit’s forces of the Union Pacific island widening influence. The summit is essentially exposed in response to the rise of China, Japan, is powerless.
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invited by the Government of Japan of Japan and the Pacific Islands Forum Summit held on May 26 held in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, Nago City, it is noteworthy is held by the Japan devoting himself to the main purpose of the summit turned out to be, “How to stop China ‘s maritime expansion’”. So openly and explicitly to contain China’s multi-national meeting, in the past is extremely rare.
face of the interests of the United States and Australia, the two big countries to send representatives to attend to the feet of Japan. Obvious is that the protagonist is a Japan and Pacific island countries, the United States and Australia just to Zhuangzhuang momentum. Japan to act as the summit to “take the lead in the Big Brother” great pains, bleeding, Noda, the Japanese government in the next three years will come up with $ 500 million in ODA financial assistance to attend the meeting, Prime Minister of Japan in the Pacific island.
suffering from the pain of a sluggish economy, fiscal revenues shrink in fear of Japan in terms of really is a pain to bleeding. To show the great importance and attention of the summit, Noda each participating island met, including the small country of more than 1,000 people. The purpose is very clear, the Japanese have done is to make the island as far as possible standing in Japan.
In fact, Japan is the ass, the summit but has exposed Japan’s fragile. Japan and the United States, Australia has a set of co-operation mechanisms and systems With this summit, Japan’s forces of the Union Pacific island widening influence. Explicitly written in the Conference Declaration, “respect for freedom of navigation”, directed at the South China Sea.
Japan issue of sovereignty in the South China Sea into the summit, but these efforts are in vain. The Japanese Foreign Ministry officials expressed concern, said: “can no longer assume that the Pacific island countries will certainly support Japan’s reform of the United Nations.” Japan is willing to give money to the Pacific island of course, very willing to accept, but to expect them to play to contain China, Japan’s role Japan can only be wishful thinking.
Pacific island countries, the greatest significance is the ability to Japan at the United Nations cast a vote, in addition, Japan has no practical significance. Both are difficult to help Japan, economic strength, military strength, I am afraid what to do. The most important thing is that the Pacific island countries and there is no conflict of interest, on the contrary, they are the beneficiaries of China’s rise.
the summit is essentially exposed to the Japanese in response to the rise of China is powerless. Through this summit, Japan, in addition to pay, contribute, do not fly a declaration, and not much actual harvest were revealed, it touches on the diplomatic front helpless and fragile side.