It's about time!!!
Chinese Netizens Applaud Beijing’s Aggressive New Defense Zone
On the internet Chinese commenters seem to be pretty happy about China’s latest move to establish a new air defense zone that covers the Senkaku Islands. However, they seem to have wanted it earlier. Also, they are pretty angry at the US for getting involved by supporting Japan.
The only complaint most Chinese commenters seemed to have was timing: They wanted this to have happened earlier, as pushback against a neighbor many Chinese feel has “never reckoned” with the history of World War II, when Japan committed atrocities in China. A user called “Silent Majority” wrote, “This is a measure aimed at Japan’s remilitarization,” a process that seems to have begun in earnest following Shinzo Abe’s Dec. 2012 election as Japanese prime minister. If China “waits for others to move before we react,” the user continued, “there won’t be enough time.” Military analyst Yue Gang agreed. “This is the correct direction for China’s strategic preparations,” he wrote on Weibo. “Clenching its fists together to make a breakthrough.”At this point it looks like the Chinese are going to rise up and dominate their region at all cost. Anyone who gets in their way will be run over, including Japan and the US. Given that it is not likely that Japan and the US can accept this, the future is fraught with peril.
But what’s different now is the unusual amount of Chinese anger at the United States for getting involved in a dispute that, as one Weibo user wrote, has “not one cent’s worth of relevance” to it. Common among anti-U.S. posts were those attacking what commenters termed the “arrogant” “Yanks,” …