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China ships in disputed waters, says Japan coastguard

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 February, 2013, 12:34pm
UPDATED : Friday, 15 February, 2013, 8:12pm
 

Three Chinese government ships entered disputed waters on Friday, the Japanese coastguard said, as the two countries’ soured relationship grew more complex following North Korea’s nuclear test.

Maritime surveillance vessels sailed near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus, around 8.30am, according to the coastguard.

“Japan cannot accept this. This is extremely regrettable,” Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a regular briefing Friday, adding that his ministry has already conveyed these sentiments to the Chinese embassy.

The relationship between the Asian giants has cooled over the territorial row, which triggered anti-Japan rallies across China last year.

The protests and an unofficial consumer boycott have stung Japanese businesses operating in the world’s second largest economy.

Some observers have warned diplomatic tensions could degenerate into a military clash, with potentially disastrous consequences for the region.

Japan has said that a Chinese frigate last month locked weapons-control radar onto one of its destroyers on the high seas. It said another vessel had earlier targeted a helicopter, actions Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called “provocative” and “dangerous.”

However, say analysts, Japan must walk a delicate diplomatic tight rope, with pressure to keep China onside as the wider world seeks Beijing’s support for stricter sanctions on North Korea in the wake of its nuclear test.

 

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jamesobh
The dispute of Diaoyu Islands was planted by US in the 1970s, and US uses Japan as its lieutenant to confront China. There was indeed a backroom deal between US and Japan, for US to transfer "control" of the islands to Japan, when they knew full well that the islands belong to China. According to Meiji era documents unearthed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, in 1885, Japan acknowledged China as the owner (****www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=344242).
It is well documented and seen from any angle, be it from geography, history or international law, Diaoyu Islands belong to China. Consequently, not even US and Japan, which by virtue of 2013 Defense Authorization Act, can deprive China of Diaoyu Islands. It is very clear from the stance of US in supporting Japan in its control of Diaoyu Islands is the continual containment of Chinese military expansion within the first island chain. US' purpose is to restrict Chinese navy vessels (including submarines) heading to the Pacific and to safeguard U.S. strategic assets all the way to the American military facility in Guam (read the article at ****chinhdangvu.blogspot.sg/2012/12/disputed-asian-islands-part-of-first.html).
Both US and Japan had ignored two WW II treaties, requiring Japan to return Chinese territories, stolen or taken by violence, to China. And adding insult to injury, US and Japan are now acting like gangsters, in trying to enforce control over Diaoyu Islands.
lib_prc

What disputed waters? Our Japanese friends deny there is any dispute...
ryszard.ewiak.5
Where are we going? The Bible says: "And [the king of the north = Russia] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [state atheism]; and will act [it means activity in the international arena]; and turned back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Russian troops returned to their country]. At the appointed time [he] will return back." (Daniel 11:28, 29a) The return of Russia in this context means crisis, which will eclipse the Great Depression. Not only the eurozone will break up, but also the European Union and NATO. Then many countries of the former Eastern block will return to Russia's zone of influence. Russian troops will be stationed here again.
Russia, however, will not return everywhere. "And [the king of the north] will enter into the south [Georgia], but it will not be as the former [1921] or as the latter [2008], for the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the West] will come against him, and he will be dejected, and will go back." (Daniel 11:29b, 30a)
Moses writes: "But ships from the direction of Kittim [USN], and troubling Asshur [Russia] and troubling Eber [remaining enemies, including Iran and China]." (Numbers 24:24a)
This will be a nuclear war. (Revelation 6:4) "A great sword" in this context means a nuclear sword. As Jesus foretold, it will be "the beginning of birth pains". (Mathew 24:7, 8)

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