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Rising China disregarding neighbors–Japan study


TOKYO–The rising might of China is causing it to act with increasing disregard towards its neighbors, a Japanese government-funded study said Friday.

“China, against the backdrop of its rising national power and improvement in its military power, is increasingly taking actions that can cause frictions with neighbouring countries without fear,” said the East Asian Strategic Review.

The study, being published Friday by the National Institute for Defense Studies, is an annual venture commissioned by Japan’s Defense Ministry, and influences national defense policy.

Beijing and Tokyo have been at diplomatic daggers drawn since September when Japan nationalized some islands it controls in the East China Sea.

The Senkakus, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus, are uninhabited but resource-rich and strategically-important islands that have been the scene of confrontations between government ships from both sides over several months.

However, the report noted, China’s preparedness for pushing its territorial claims was on the rise well before Tokyo angered it with the island nationalisation.

In January last year Beijing classed the archipelago as a “core interest”, ranking it alongside Tibet and Taiwan as an issue over which it would never give ground, the study said.

It is not only China’s relationship with Japan that is becoming complicated, the report said, with Beijing’s ostensible strategic partner Russia also becoming wary of its neighbour’s rising power.

Despite Xi Jinping choosing to take his first foreign trip as China’s president to Russia for a summit with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, the “Russo-Chinese strategic partnership is more complex than it appears”, the study said.

“An equal relationship can hardly be maintained with China’s GDP at more than four times Russia’s,” it added, saying that the imbalance was leading Moscow to shore up previously fragile relations with Japan.

“At recent bilateral summit meetings and foreign ministerial conferences between Russia and Japan, Moscow has persistently requested that Tokyo cooperate in security matters, particularly maritime security,” the study said.

“Recognition that China’s maritime activities on the high seas will expand in a northerly direction in the near future is a factor motivating Russia to seek cooperation with Japan and the United States.”

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  • mamer2

    Red-China is the BIG BULLY of Eastern Asia.
    Red-China is NOW “sharpening its CLAWS” to grab and dominate the Whole of AFRICA.

  • http://tagalogshows.com/face-to-face/ ChristInMe

    author is right, they begin to harassed, and claims everything in their advantage, let’s boycott all chinese low quality products…

    • avmphil

      Why boycott “low quality product”? Boycott every product. Sooner or later the local Tsekwa will switch the “Made in China” to Made in Vietnam of Thailand” to keep their edge in marketing and livelihood. And eventually Dell, HP, Apple and others will set up new assembly plants in Asia and Eastern Europe for competitive labor costs.

      SEA is funding this rogue China for over 30 years and Beijing is becoming too big for its boots. Little dose in realize, the “Yam Seng Days” are about to end, hence the arrogance and encroachment of its neighbors’ territorial resources.For the moment Apple is in the process of moving several segment of its manufacturing unit to Eastern Europe away from China.

      • $18209031

        Once Apple leaves China , it will kaput by itself as its going the way of the Dodo bird of Madagascar. The ultimate supreme product to survive wil be Samsung. Once a new Chinese product shows up, then Samsung will likely follow the likes of Apple.
        Any tech company divorcing from the Chinese market is bound to fail and they will fail. The Chinese market is the big cahonna, either you love it or hate it. No one is forcing you to be in China.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josemarommel Jose Ma Rommel Umano

    Everything in China is Fake including their economy. Only in China you could see ghost cities where real estate is booming without takers…

    • $18209031

      Ghost cities are future cities . In the business circles, nothing is a ghost but calculated risk investments. The population of China is huge and expansive. It may be ghost in the minds of naysayers but China is the future. In five to ten years, new expansions are going to happen. If you dont have the infrastructures at hand , you lose . As the saying goes, You snooze, you loose.

  • Pinsan_ni_Mang_Kanor

    Since the news on Chinese harassing a PH exploration vessel came out, I stopped buying CD-R king products.

    • $18209031

      You dont have to , there is no one putting a gun to your head to buy it. Just as anyone has the freedom to buy what they want .

      • Pinsan_ni_Mang_Kanor

        Exactly my point, and thats my little way of showing concern to my country and a displeasure to the Chinese.

  • Manuel_II

    The Rise of NEW Imperial Japan and I hope this time they should limit their war on China only, er, add N. Korean while your at it. LOL.

    • $18209031

      Consider Japland as a long gone bygone era. Their aging population is going down the pits of no return . China dont need to fire a shot in this century. Japland is done. It s not going anywhere. The East is the Pacific OCean where tsunamis take s over. The Sea of Japan on the west is where they are facing the Russian s. The East China SEa on the Southern tip is China’s domain.

  • $26149191

    In my opinion China could bully only these small countries nothing more. Look what his actuation toward Japan, Russia, South Korea, US, even Indonesia. These small state look chicken by the Chinese official and military.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tofu Tufo

    Why the big fat China sooo scared of Japan???? I read a lot of propaganda, nothing more. Just like that. The Chinese ships going near to Senkaku. I want to hear is Chinese ships landed and occupied Senkaku islands to assert China’s sovereignty. People of the world are tired of Chinese ships going to Spratly for war games, Please do it to Japanese or Japan I mean. 10 years of waiting it’s 2013. What next? Am tired of GLOBAT TIMES lies, XINUA lies. Go occupy Senkaku. Don’t be coward!!!!

    • $18209031

      That is the strategy , TuyungTuyoTufo. China will not let these criminal Japos to set shop in Diaoyu. If they do, they will be toast. If China can do this for a 5, 10 , 20 , 50 or 100 yrs or more, it can do so. The Diaoyu is closer to China than the southernmost Japland of Kyushu Perfecture. China has never been an aggressor nation the likes we had seen of the Japo savagery in not so long ago. China will take it s time and wear down these Japanals.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tofu Tufo

        So do it in 50000 years I’ll be happy. China is owned by Mongolian. East and south islands no trace of even feces of China’s people. Distorted history they might be there. But no real or imaginative occupation and settlement. I suggest try the next 50000 years or more.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Let’s volunteer to work to help Japan build their armed forces.

  • Concur_Dissent

    Take out KIM of north korea and china will feel like a bully without anyone standing behind him…

    • $18209031

      China doesnt have troops in NKorea unlike the US who has 30000 stationed in SKorea for closed to 60 years. China will seat back and watch the show, and enjoy eating dimsum. If SK and US defeat the North Koreans , then well and good . But they should stay below the DMZ. Once the war is over China will take Norkor and annex it as its part of China anyways that goes back to the Yuan Dynasty (12-13th century). It will become part of PRC, thanks to US and SK-both strong business partners.

      . If US and SK troops enter the DMZ to attack NK , then China will tell them to back off or else China will come to the rescue of NKorea again.
      It will be Dejavu 1950 Korean War. The Korean War should be settled amongst two warring brothers and blood brothers. Outsiders must stay out . If UN forces come to the fray again like in the past. then Chinese and Russian Militaries will come to the side of NK.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    China is the most polluted country in the world and they don’t care about that. Time will come when they will suffer so much because of this. Their rivers has become red so polluted and poisoned. All they think about is money, money and more money with reckless disregard to environment.

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