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China radar-lock on Japan ship ‘dangerous’—PM Abe

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AFP

TOKYO–The radar lock that a Chinese frigate put on a Japanese warship was “dangerous”, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, as tensions in a territorial row heightened further.

“It was a dangerous act that could have led to an unpredictable situation,” Abe told parliament. “It is extremely regrettable. We strongly ask for their self-restraint in order to avoid an unnecessary escalation.”

Abe’s comments come a day after his defense minister announced weapon-targeting radar had been directed at the Japanese vessel in international waters of the East China Sea last week.

The move marks the first time the two nations’ navies have locked horns in a dispute that has some commentators warning about a possible armed conflict.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the US was “concerned”.

“With regard to the reports of this particular lock-on incident, actions such as this escalate tensions and increase the risk of an incident or a miscalculation, and they could undermine peace, stability and economic growth in this vital region,” she said.


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  • truth_will_set_us_free

    “A communist is like a crocodile – when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.”–Winston Churchill

    • DakuAkongUtin

       A dirty kayumangmang is a rat most of the time. They can also be a sneaky snake slithering in secret . The only way to stop this snake from hurting someone is cutting the head off. ====  Adm Dewey, commander American Pacific Flt, 1898

  • fakereflection1

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow, war is fast approaching….. i wonder what would be the plan of the Philippines

    • Amalayar Amalayar

      Keep dreaming! You might be the first one to vanish into thin air.

  • Amalayar Amalayar

    China is trying to bully small-sized country like Japan. They think they are BIG because of their big-sized country.  But look, they are trying to smell how much they can bully the Philippines because Big Brother is watching. Unfortunately, BB is neutral.  P and J are being bullied in  different ways. 

    • ddrddrddrddr

      Unless you want China to “bully” Russia, most surrounding countries are small.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZFJ33JUQK7G5OSYRA7OXSEKIZU Accountant Tax

    WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS DOING? WAITING FOR WAR?
    WAITING FOR DEAD BODIES?

    CAN THE UN ACT NOW TO AVOID WAR, FOR A CHANGE?

    • PasswordFlame

      Obviously the United Nations ARE NOT UNITED THEY ARE DIVIDED(NATIONS}.What happened to Syria,Iran and North Korea.So don’t expect from them.if .negotiations and diplomatic fails,war is the answer.its bloody but we don’t have choice.YOU AFFRAID?

    • sh1seadad

      The UN is useless

  • ofwme2807

    China is only faking bullying and bluffing…they know the stakes are high they have more to lose than to gain by taking East China Sea and the West Philippine Sea…calling the US Navy and Pentagon the Chinese commies can’t be trusted…we dont want Pearl Harbor 2 US…go get lock the button on the Chinese mainland when they start to attack don’t give the Chinese benefit of rest and sleep even for a minute after the attack…

  • PasswordFlame

    china is only good for small unarmed countries like philippines.What they are doing is a childish act,,a simple coward.,what is the purpose of going there,just to show the world that they have strong navies? its totally USELESS..TAKE A SHOT and lets see what happen.Brave country doesn’t mind what other says.

    • ddrddrddrddr

       You are confusing brave with stupid. Fighting small unarmed countries is exactly what developed countries tend to do. You should read more.

      • PasswordFlame

        then you are part with the stupid chinese.and fuckyou

      • ddrddrddrddr

        yumadbro? Ignorant and angry is a bad mix.

      • PasswordFlame

        try to write and show your views and we will see how good you are.MORON.

      • ddrddrddrddr

         But what if I do turn out to be a moron? A moron on moron argument would just be unpleasant wouldn’t it? I better not risk it for the sake of this forum’s integrity.

      • cebuboy

        kinsay moron bay c CDR king aw ddr diay.bright na bay gawas gani utak sa mata.

      • PasswordFlame

        este nao e um lugar para idiotas,hahaha

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    more reparations goods from japan

    1. surplus coast guard ships
    2. surplus trainer aircraft
    3. surplus fishing boats for sea cafgus
    4. surplus trucks, 4wd, armored cars
    5. surplus radars

    to be repaired by pilipinos
    to develop pilipino defense industry



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