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Is this a sign that China and Japan move closer to the war?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-12-23 10:48:18 |Display all floors
China's Defense Ministry called Japan's plans to raise its military spending for the first time in 10 years deeply worrying for Asia and the world, saying on Saturday that it strongly opposes its neighbor's policy.

Japan said earlier this week it will lift military spending by 2.6 percent over five years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft.

It was seen as the clearest sign since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office a year ago that he wants to raise Japan's military profile to meet what he says is a threat from China's rapid military buildup and recent actions to back its claims to Japanese-held islands in the East China Sea.

China said Japan's military plans raise questions about whether Japan is going beyond its defense needs to build itself up as an offensive combat power.

"Japan, on the one hand, claims to be a peace-loving country, exclusively adhering to a defense policy. Yet on the other hand, it peddles a so-called 'active pacifism', " the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website.

"Where is Japan's military security policy actually going from here? This cannot but arouse strong concerns in its Asian neighbors and the international community," the ministry said.


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Post time 2013-12-24 10:47:17 |Display all floors
In 2002 chinas defense budget was 20billions usd.   In 2012 it was 106 billion usd.  

Jane's Defence Forecasts in 2012 estimated that China's defense budget would increase from $119.80 billion to $238.20 billion between 2011 and 2015.   

So Japan is pushing to war if they increase there budget by 2.6% in five years.  But durning the same time period china will have a 100% increase.  

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Post time 2013-12-24 13:04:07 |Display all floors
China has raised tensions in the area. What would you do if you where Japan
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2013-12-24 15:38:23 |Display all floors
F111 Post time: 2013-12-24 13:04
China has raised tensions in the area. What would you do if you where Japan

Ultra-nationalist Ishihara slyly set the trap for China.  By purchasing the island, he set in motion the predictably furious Chinese reaction that would alienate China from surrounding Asian countries, which are now allied with Japan and the US.     China miscalculated and is now boxed in a corner.

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Post time 2013-12-24 16:18:34 |Display all floors
sino-japan's relationship would not be better in a long time.

although we need peace..

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Post time 2013-12-24 19:50:11 |Display all floors
msrong Post time: 2013-12-24 15:38
Ultra-nationalist Ishihara slyly set the trap for China.  By purchasing the island, he set in moti ...

Let up hope this does not involve an accidental shooting match.
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2013-12-24 20:34:00 |Display all floors
Japan wants to create economic growth. It tries to use US model. That is to create economic growth by selling military weapons to those nations that are proned to have wars.
Through this process, Japan gets income and improve its technologies. This is therefore not what US want!

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