Friday, August 24, 2012

Island Conflict - Collected Opinion from China


日美军演的记事

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News Update on August 29, 2012:


China's Legal Network reacted on a protest from the Japanese embassy in Beijing and Japan's foreign minister. The protest referred to an incident that took place on August 27 when a Chinese male had snatched the Japanese flag from the ambassador's car while it was forced to stop in the streets of Beijing.

迫车拔旗 不是爱国是添乱

Approaching the car to seize the flag is not patriotic but [creating] disorder.

[Source: Legal Network on August 29, 2012]

港媒:钓鱼岛有石油并无根据 中国一直保持理智

Hongkong Media:
It's a groundless [assumption] that Diaoyu Island has oil. China anyway keeps its senses.

[Source: ifeng.com on August 29, 2012]

军报:安保条约成不了日本侵犯中国利益保护伞

Military Newspaper:
The security pact will not succeed in Japan violating China's umbrella [i.e. protected zone] of interest.

[Source: Newspaper of the People's Liberation Army quoted by People's Network on August 29, 2012]

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News Update on August 28, 2012:


On August 28, China's Strategic Network quoted the Hongkong daily "Sun" with the following words:

港报:解放军陆海空两栖攻击夺岛演习警告日本

Hongkong newspaper: The Liberation Army's ground forces, navy, airforce and amphibious forces are accusing the "Seizing Islands Manoeuvre" and are warning Japan.

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News Update by ifeng.com on August 26, 2012:

蔡英挺反对美把钓鱼岛列为美日安保条约适用对象

Cai Ying Ting opposes America's putting Diaoyu Island on a list of suitable targets for a treaty on security protection by America and Japan.

Editor's Note: 中国人民解放军副总参谋长蔡英挺
Cai Ying Ting is vice-chairman of the general staff for the People's Liberation Army of China. He made his remarks about Diaoyu Island during his actual visit to the U.S.A..

……蔡英挺在华盛顿接受中国驻美媒体采访时表示,代表团在访问期间向美方强调了中国人民和军队的强烈主权意识,中方坚决反对美国把钓鱼岛作为美日安保条约的适用对象。

On a press conference in Washington for [representatives of the] Chinese media residing in the U.S.A., Cai Ying Ting made clear that [his] delegation during their visit to the U.S. [always] underlined the strong consciousness of sovereign rights among, both, China's people and their armed forces. China resolutely opposes the American view that is making Diaoyu Island a suitable target for the U.S.-Japanese treaty of security protection.

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随蔡英挺一同访美的成员还包括:北京军区参谋长王宁、济南军区副司令员兼济南军区空军司令员郑群良、广州军区参谋长贾晓炜、战略规划部副部长陈守民等。


[The delegation that] accompanies Cai Ying Ting on his visit to America is including the following members: The chairman of general staff for the Beijing military region Wang Ning, [two high-ranking officers] from the military region of Jinan province, the chairman of general staff for the military region of Guangzhou province Jia Xiao Wei, and the second director of the department for strategic plannings Chen Shou Min.


[Source: "ifeng.com" on August 26, 2012, quoting an earlier cable that has been released the day before by New China Agency's Washington office.]

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News Update by People's Network, Beijing, on August 25, 2012:

外交部:对日本首相损害中国领土主权的言论表示强烈不满

[China's] Foreign Ministry: As to Japan's prime minister damaging China's territorial sovereignty, a strong verbal expression might not be enough.

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News Update by Liberation Daily, Shanghai, on August 24, 2012:

日本众院通过涉钓鱼岛问题决议,我外交部发言人强调——借决议霸岛,日方做法非法徒劳

Japan's House of Representatives passed a resolution involving Diaoyu Island [while] China's foreign ministry spokesman emphasized:
" Using the resolution as a pretext for hegemonist power over an island, Japan's practice is an illegal and fruitless effort. "


Two days earlier, on August 22, the Shanghai based daily was cited by People's Network with the following headline:

解放日报:日本切勿一错再错

Liberation Daily: Japan - Be sure not to do commit your mistake twice !

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The following text is quoting the Hongkong Asia Times that is discussing the actual island conflict in the frame of modern geopolitical constellations in the East and South China Sea:

Headline:

港媒:岛屿争端挑战美国在亚洲的关系

Hongkong media: The islands conflict is challenging the U.S. in the frame of their Asian relationships.

这正是美国在将战略重心移向亚洲的过程中依赖更加自信的日本的根本缺陷。日本的民族主义者非常渴望在地区内担任积极角色。

This is exactly a move of America's strategic focus towards Asia's development which [now] depends on an increase of self-confidence [despite] Japan's fundamental shortcomings, [while] Japan's nationalism is extremely longing to claim the active part in the region.


Editor's Note: This chapter is referring to Japan's traditional imperialism, now seen in an alliance with the U.S..

此外,任何一种推动日本军事积极行动的举动都会导致该地区各个国家民族主义的激烈反应。在东亚地区,历史民族情绪可以压倒地缘政治,过去的伤口非常深重。

Furthermore, whatever is driving Japan to act in a vigorous military operation, can cause a fierce [outbreak] of nationalism in the countries of this region. In the East-Asian region, historic nationalism can prevail over geopolitics [because of] former wounds being deeply cut and serious.

美国一旦推动被视为日本新军国主义的路线,那么对于韩国、菲律宾和越南政府和人民而言,美国根本不可能是可靠的战咯合作伙伴。一旦美国支持日本增强军力,中国政府肯定会充分对该地区的反日情绪加以利用。

In case America is giving impetus to what is regarded as the line of Japan's new militarism, that [would raise] talk among the governments of South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and [their] peoples. It is unlikely that America simply is [just] the reliable and cooperative [Yankee] partner. In case America is backing Japan to strengthen [its] military power, China's government will certainly know how to fully utilize anti-Japanese sentiments in the region.


[Source: Hongkong Asia Times Online on August 23, 2012, quoted by People's Network]

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[Source: Weekly Review on NKK World TV, Tokyo, on August 26, 2012]




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