Skip to comments.As Violent Anti-Japan Protests Spread Across China, 1,000 Fishing Boats Headed To Disputed Islands
Posted on 09/17/2012 4:56:32 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
UPDATE: As Violent Anti-Japan Protests Spread Across China, 1,000 Fishing Boats Headed To Disputed Islands
NHK, KYODO, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN, THE DAILY YOMIURI (Japan), CHINA DAILY, XINHUA (China), THE STANDARD (Hong Kong), THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Canada)
Around 1,000 Chinese fishing boats are expected to arrive in waters near the Senkaku Islands claimed by China later Monday, reports Kyodo news, in what may be Beijing's additional countermeasures over Japan's nationalization of the islets.
If a large number of Chinese vessels intrude into Japanese territorial waters around the Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, says Kyodo, it could trigger unexpected incidents such as clashes with Japan Coast Guard patrol ships, further escalating tensions between the two countries.
Chinese demonstrators rallied in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing for the seventh straight day on Monday, reports the NHK.
Chinese protests grew Sunday against Japan's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands, with rallies counted in at least 85 cities and spotty reports of continuing violence and property damage.
Aside from Beijing and Shanghai, the rallies spread to other major cities. The NHK reported rallies drew over 10,000 people in Guangzhou, where thousands of demonstrators, some holding flags and pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong, stormed the Japanese Consulate General compound, attacked a nearby sushi restaurant and destroyed Japanese-made vehicles parked on the street.
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Another ally about to be thrown under the rickshaw.
First I have heard of this.
Sounds a lot like what’s happening in this country. Sending illegal aliens and union members to disrupt society.
We discussed this tactic a decade ago. Here it is.
Summon the Divine Wind..
China lays claim to the islets alleging that some Chinese guys "discovered" them in the 14th century.....and therefore they belong to the Chinese mainland. The Japanese aren't buying this story.
Actually, the reason for this tug-of-war between the two countries is that there is some credible reason to believe that there is oil under the islets....and this speculation has sparked all the sudden interest in the Senkaku area.
Appears to be about 73 similar conflicting claims to islands from India to Japan, Vietnam to Korea over the past 50 years, but China is involved in some 61 of them.
Plus good fishing. If the Japanese lose the Senkaku’s their exclusive economic zone shrinks considerably and that is food resources the Japanese need.
But, I think the Chinese are going to win this one. There is not a sufficiently strong consensus among the Japanese public to take on China at this time. Not militarily, not diplomatically, not economically.
But China is not going to get all its way. At a minimum the Noda government is going to fall. If it falls, the Diet may fall as well and a General Election will have to be held. If that happens, the LDP will be back in power and the hawks could very well be in total charge.
That means the Constitution gets revised and Article 9 will get thrown out. The militarist wing of the LDP and SDF will call for bigger budgets, more arms and possibly even nukes. They might even get them.
They will certainly get more ships and airplanes.
All in all, this has the potential to poison relations for decades. I hope both sides wake up and start toning things down soon.
But the thing that worries me most right now is what will happen if a Japanese citizen gets killed in the rioting going on across China. If that happens, things could really get out of hand.
Scary as hell, friend. Scary as hell.
The best thing Japan can hope for is a typhoon, they certainly won’t receive any help from the US as long as the 0bama regime is in power.
Chinese Spring roll.
China is looking for a clash
China is export dependent and exports are way down in the Great Recession. Their economic prowess is a hollow illusion and whipping up nationalist fervor is common among tyrannies when economies go bad,
Civilian shields on government-owned boats.
If China pushes too hard, we should embargo their exports.
So should we, for that matter.
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