Monday, June 13, 2005

Japan Times: US planning aggressive defense posture against China

jun 13th

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?eo20050612a1.htm

if there has been a sea-change in the american perception of the chinese threat, and if japan is also going to show some backbone vis-a-vis chinese bullying, that will make it harder for china to pursue its imperialism in asia.

the recent, loud chinese rejection of japan's security council aspiration seems to have been the straw that broke the back of the japanese camel. if japan is going to stand up to china with us support, that opens up a serious new front for the chinese. their tactics of arming north korea and threatening taiwan and japan could very possibly misfire.

this is good for india because that will mean china will have less time for mischief in the subcontinent and in the indian ocean.


6 comments:

Ananth said...

ha..haa...
yes RS!! the chinese need such brakes and its really good luck for us that japan starts to "stand up"...that by itself is a miracle..add to that US pressures/concerns..
good for us..
but when will we stand up?? with money shakar iyers, "nut"war sighs and co in the helm!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the wannabe jap Rajeev Srinivasan is back at China-bashing again. Looks like he and other Indian nationalist idiots need another batch of harsh reality that can only be delivered by.................
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MAOPUTRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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san said...

'Maoputra' sure ain't Mature-putra, with all those exclamation points. He's not Bhoomi-putra either. Mao himself was quite the China-basher, considering he's responsible for more Chinese deaths than any Japanese. The last thing India needs is fanatical Red Guards.

Anonymous said...

If one reads thru Japanese news publications, they do not seem gung-ho on Indo-Japan strategic partnership, but hope for an East Asian co-operative arrangement between China-Japan-Korea(s). Time will tell whether such an arrangement will materialize - the communist regime in China is practical and may make policy adjustments if it feels threatened by a possible US-India-Russia-Japan alliance. India stands to gain in abundance (semiconductor and automobile manufacturing) if it courts Japan aggressively, but the present Indian administration is unlikely to make such an effort for the fear of offending our neighbour China.

san said...

You're right, but that's because Japan hasn't yet truly felt compression from full-blown American strong-arming on trade balances. Plaza accord was only a preliminary example of this. You can see that Japanese automakers are heavily outperforming GM and Ford in automotive market growth, but they're having to license technologies like hybrid-electric to the Americans because of fears of protectionist backlash if US automakers are demolished. Let's face it -- Japan is in a captive position and hostage to the US temperament when it only really has that one main market to primarily supply to. Chinese market has grown rapidly, but we can see anti-Japan demonstrations can mushroom from nothing, with potential for boycotting Japanese products. Cultivating India and others as alternative consumer markets will be a necessity for Japan not to be stuck with their eggs all in one or two fragile baskets.