US Sides with Japan on Disputed Islands: Beijing says its a betrayal, orders troops combat ready, could cash in on US debt for equity
BEIJING: Amid rising tensions with Japan over disputed islands, Chinese army in a bid to scale up battle readiness has ordered its armed helicopters to shift focus from logistic missions and gear up for combat operations.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) planned to change the training strategy of its army aviation unit as more and more armed helicopters joined the service, PLA Daily which is the official newspaper of the military quoted an army aviation unit as saying.
The focus of army aviation unit will be shifted from logistics missions to combat ones, from building the capacity for non-war military actions to core military actions, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the daily as saying.
CHINA POISED TO PLAY DEBT CARD – FOR U.S. LAND
NEW YORK – Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work?
That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity.
Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss.
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China: US stand on islands a ‘betrayal’
Veiled US warnings to Beijing not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands encouraged Tokyo’s “dangerously right-leaning” government and “betrayed” Washington’s vow of neutrality, Chinese state media said Saturday.
The comments came as Japan’s coastguard said three Chinese government ships had entered Japanese territorial waters around the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese.
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WATCH Chinese television these days and you might conclude that the outbreak of war with Japan over what it calls the Senkaku and China the Diaoyu islands is only a matter of time. You might well be right.
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Beijing has spoken out against Washington’s warning to China not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands in the East China Sea – a brewing argument between the two Asian countries that has intensified in recent months.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its displeasure a day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured Tokyo of American support for its territorial rights and warned China against any unilateral action in the dispute.
On Friday, Clinton in a press conference meeting with the Japanese Foreign Minister did not mention China directly but said she wanted the dispute to be resolved peacefully.
“Although the United States does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands, we acknowledge they are under the administration of Japan,” Clinton said, adding “we oppose any unilateral actions that would seek to undermine Japanese administration, and we urge all parties to take steps to prevent incidents and manage disagreements through peaceful means.”
China is “strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposes” the comments made by Clinton, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement.
China says US has historical responsibility in island dispute with Japan
I must admit a curiosity in the possibility….
Would China use the contested islands as a ramping up strategy with a “Tough Test” of China VS US weapons?
Just how reliable and lethal are the Chinese aircraft anyway?
A very short war of even a few days or even a few hours could provide valuable capabilities estimates to gage a clash of titans.
Let’s say a flash war resulted in:
(1) AIR: 6 US designed aircraft lost with no Chinese losses.
(2) SEA: Japan loses 4 ships in a naval clash and looses 10 submarines in a daylight air raid on the submarine pens. China looses no ships or submarines.
(3) LAND: Japanese remaining nuclear power plants damaged by high altitude bunker busters in fears of Japanese emerging capabilities to forge nuclear weapons.
(4) SPACE: 4 US/Japanese strategic satellites destroyed by Chinese surface-to-space weapons.
HOW WOULD THIS CHANGE THE WORLD?
-US debt crisis.
-US civil war over the “Go for the guns!”
-Chinese/Mexican military assistance to Texas and other like minded States seeking independence.
Things are changing…