Skip to comments.Japanís Shinzo Abe fears unpredictable triggers for conflict with China
Posted on 01/22/2014 8:59:41 PM PST by traumer
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe isnt overly reassuring about the prospects for avoiding a military confrontation between his country and China. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Abe acknowledged increasing tensions over issues including military spending and their territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea. And he said he didnt have a plan for calming things down. + Unfortunately with China we dont have a clearly explicit roadmap, Abe told a group of journalists. He cited Chinas broad defense buildup and muscle flexing in the South China Sea as aggravating factors. + Abe also acknowledged the risks of unexpected triggers for conflict in the tense, militarized situation. There may be some conflict or dispute arising out of the blue or on an ad hoc level or inadvertently, Abe said. We dont want inadvertent conflict arising out of these two countries and we want [a] military-force-level communications channel fully established. +
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