Japan-China conflict

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Staff Reporter Want China Times The People’s Liberation Army Air Force and Navy Air Force would be unable to challenge US aerial superiority over the Far East because an American F-22 fighter is capable of defeating 20 fourth-generation Chinese fighters in aerial combat, according to the latest issue of the Tokyo-based right-leaning SAPIO magazine. Facing the challenge of China’s maritime expansion, Japan has equipped its Read More …

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By Bruce Klingner The Foundry During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. China claims sovereignty over the islands and, in recent years, has tried to intimidate Japan—much as Beijing has bullied the Philippines in pursuit of its extralegal territorial claims in the South China Sea. President Obama’s statement was Read More …

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​Source: RT.COM Tokyo suggested that it would allow the US to bring nuclear weapons into Japanese territory in the event of a serious threat to its security. In a briefing with lawmakers, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida outlined conditions that would lead Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to make exceptions to Japan’s longstanding posture against possessing, producing, or allowing nuclear weapons within the nation’s borders, Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz During his interview with the New York Times at the Malacañang Palace last February 4, 2014, President Benigno Aquino III brought to the attention of the international community China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea. Little did he know that when he likened China’s rulers to Hitler, it would evoke a vitriolic response from China. Aquino drew comparison to Germany’s Read More …

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Source: FARS News Agency TEHRAN (FNA)- An urgent report issued to the General Staff from the highly secretive Russian Deputy Defense Minister General Pavel Popov warned that war can be expected to erupt between the Pacific Powers of the United States, China and Japan “within weeks” due to a power struggle currently exploding within the Communist Party of China (CPC). According to this report, the Read More …

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By Erick San Juan Political pundits believe that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe under the guise of making Japan ‘a normal state’ is systematically turning to the policy of remilitarization of the country and spreading nationalistic values especially among the youth of Japan’s society in the process. Along with the changes in their constitution towards gradual moving away from the postwar principles, attempting to forget Read More …

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses a session at the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

By Kiyoshi Takenaka      The Star Online TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe compared current tensions between Japan and China to rivalry between Britain and Germany on the eve of World War One, but his top spokesman denied the Japanese leader meant war between Asia’s two big powers was possible. Sino-Japanese ties, long plagued by what Beijing sees as Japan’s failure to atone for Read More …

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By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press  China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan. Bitter rhetoric between the neighbors has spiked since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a late-December visit to a war shrine in Tokyo that outraged Beijing. Abe this week Read More …

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By Lee Birdine Liberty Voice Could the verbal sniping between Japan and China be headed towards an open war? The phrase “say it ain’t so” might well be apropos, considering what has recently gone down between the two nations. Tensions have been rising in the South China Sea over contested territory, with China asserting its claim on islands shared with Japan and Taiwan. The Philippines Read More …

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Source: Al Jazeera As the Asian giants pursue a war of words over the East China Sea islands, we ask if military conflict is inevitable.   By Gordon Chang The already strained relations between China and Japan have taken a turn for the worse after Japan’s naval drills in the western Pacific where both countries are locked in a dispute over an uninhabited island group. Read More …