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#1 See also TOPIX > BEIJING'S SENKAKUS GOAL: [FBM = SLBMS]SUB "SAFE HAVEN" IN SOUTH CHINA SEA. QUEST FOR ISLES A [Chinese] STRATEGIC AIM, SAYS FORMER MSDF REAR ADMIRAL.
Retired JMSDF RADM. Sumiko Kawamura.
ARTIC > KAWAMURA = IIUC, with the so-called "First-Island Chain" presently dominated by US Allies or Pro-US/Anti-China Nations, China desires the Senkakus to help guard the northern strategic access into the SCS + its PLA Milbases located there. In addition, ...
- Due to its Subs being relatively easy prey for the USN + JMSDF as per their being produced wid older technologies, e.g. Sea of Okhotsk China is forced to adopt the Cold War Soviet tactic of aggregating most all of its Nuke-armed strategic naval vessels - UW + Surface Warfare? - in one or few select, heavily protected "strategic/
- Japan's MSDF for time being is superior to the PLAN.
- BEIJING DESIRES SUBMARINE-BASED "SECOND-STRIKE" CAPABILITY VEE THE USA, ETC.
* SAME > CHINA'S COMMUNISTS FIND REFUGE IN NATIONALISM.
But NOT "Globalism" = anti-Nationalism???
Dats a'mighty Fascist of these Communists.
* WORLD NEWS [old] > CHINA TRIES TO WEAR DOWN JAPAN WID FLURRY OF LOW-LEVEL [maritime/naval] MANEUVERS NEAR DISPUTED ISLAND CHAIN.
FYI, as of this AM this US Election Day, China's vessels have entered the waters = contiguous zone of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands 18 times by Japan's count.
* WORLD NEWS > [Japan]37 PERFECTURES: BE FIRM ON SENKAKUS, TAKESHIMA [ROK = Dokkdo].
As JEDI MASTER YODA would say, "To be Tokyo/Japan must".
* CHINA DAILY FORUM > OPED: NUCLEAR-ARMED JAPAN MORE DANGEROUS TO US [ + East Asia] THAN A NUCLEAR-ARMED IRAN. WITH A NUCLEAR JAPAN, US CANNOT RELY ANY LONGER ON COLD WAR OR POST-COLD WAR BELIEFS OR APPARATUSES FOR PEACE.
* SAME > OPED: RIGHT IS MIGHT: CHINA EXERCISES TRUE JURISDICTION OVER DIAOYU ISLANDS.
Maritime incursions challenges concept of Japan's "actual control" over disputed islands.