Chinese Military Instructed to ‘Prepare For War’ With Japan

The People's Liberation Army (PLA), China

The People’s Liberation Army

Despite the inauguration of a new Abe administration, it seems that a sense of tension with other East Asian nations is still prevalent among Japanese netizens.

This article, posted on MSN Sankei news, quickly became the most read article of the day, attracting thousands of netizen comments from all corners of the Japanese internet. Although it is not unusual for Chinese military leaders to instruct the military to prepare for war, in the Japanese media this has been portrayed as a threat to Japan, particularly in light of the recent conflict with China over the Senkaku Islands, or Diaoyu as they are known in Chinese.

From Sankei MSN:

Chinese Army General Staff Department Instruct Entire Military:’Prepare for War’ Envisioning War Against Japan…

It has been revealed that the General Staff Department which commands the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has instructed the entire army that the army’s mission for 2013 is to ‘prepare for war’. This was reported in the January 14 edition of the military bulletin, the PLA Daily, among other places. Furthermore, state-sponsored media, such as China Central Television (CCTV) has recently broadcast special programmes on successive days that envision war with Japan, creating a sense of military tension.

Conscious of the military clash with the Japanese Self Defence Forces around the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, there is the possibility that the new Xi Jinping leadership has begun to initiate preparations and to create the right atmosphere [for attack].

General Secretary Xi Jinping of China

General Secretary Xi Jinping

According to the PLA Daily, in the 2013 ‘Instructions Relating to Military Training’ that the General Staff Department issued to the entire military, the difficulty level of training for units is to be increased, and to be carried out more strictly’ so that they might be able to respond in combat.

It is assumed that the leadership has taken a firm step towards preparing for war.

The PLA Daily also explained that this year’s objectives for military training were created based on important instructions by Xi Jinping, the chairman of the Central Military Commission, who took up his post in November of last year.

In addition, since the beginning of this year, major Chinese media outlets have been broadcasting programmes on consecutive days that envision a ‘Senkaku War’. Many of those involved in the military, such as the vice secretary general of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, Lieutenant General Luo Yuan, and the former head of the Naval Strategy Research Unit, Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo appeared in the programmes, and they continue to spread war advocacy. Virtually all of them are members of the same Princelings as General Secretary Xi, and there is a considerably possibility that they are influence by Xi’s ideas.

On the other hand, scholars who urge the resolution of the Senkaku dispute through foreign diplomacy with Japan, were hardly called by the media at all. According to one Japan scholar, at a symposium about the Senkaku issue that was recently held in Beijing, ‘The central debate tended to focus on questions of whether a war with Japan would remain on a small scale, or whether it would escalate into all-out war. Those who emphasised a small scale war were called the ‘dove faction’, and were criticised.’

According to Communist Party sources, at the Grand Party Meeting in November of last year, General Secretary Xi Jinping lost out on leadership of military personnel to a faction spearheaded by President Hu Jintao. At present, Xi is in a coalition with conservatives within the military, and by increasing military tensions with Japan, it is assumed that he is trying to increase his own centripetal force, and regain leadership.

Comments from Twitter:

のぐさん:

Having learned directly from the generation who actually experienced war, I’m looking forward to healthy, low calorie recipies like potato vines and pork broth (笑).

yuya:

Give it up, China. There’s no way you’re going to win.

むねのり:

China totally made me laugh. We were told that it was overthinking things when we anticipated a time when there’d probably be a Sino-Japanese war, but these guys are actually serious wwww

shinshin:

So we see the true war-loving nature of China. I don’t know if it’s 3000 or 4000 years, but China’s entire history has been spent in bloody battles. Should Japan really hold back against such a people? I think it’s best if we just defeat them openly through the combined forces of our diplomacy and economy.

なんでやねん:

Wow, they’re really eager to start a war. But we won’t respond to idiots. We should just lay the groundwork without fuss.

syuuji_hinata:

I wonder, are they really considering war?

相武印月齋(主馬首 滝脇藩附庸):

War is just another means of resolving an international conflict. It’s hardly surprising. Leaving whether or not they’ll actually ‘draw their swords’ aside, the commanders of the three forces are always thinking of this.

JpKalbo:

And how are things inside China? Are Japanese residents of China alright?

あん:

The Chinese military is inciting a war with Japan.

佐藤広一 :

⇒I wonder if Abe will respond.

Comments from 2ch.net:

名無しさん@13周年:

It’s like North Korea w

名無しさん@13周年:

Another 1000 fishing vessels, eh?

名無しさん@13周年:

China. So stupid.

名無しさん@13周年:

I guess this is what they mean by military first politics.

名無しさん@13周年:

So this is how it feels when they say ‘the country will perish’.w

名無しさん@13周年:

Under the Abe administration, we’re close to the US, and they have raptors and ospreys, and our own self-defense forces have quite a bit of military potential, too. Are you stupid, China?

名無しさん@13周年:

So, it’s ok if you’re no longer able to see Japanese porn?

名無しさん@13周年:

Don’t be all pathetic talk. Bring it.

名無しさん@13周年:

Just a second. This is of benefit to neither of us. Isn’t now the time we should start looking for a common enemy?

名無しさん@13周年:

Because they’re preparing for war, consumption tax will be 95%!

名無しさん@13周年:

Come and fight at your convenience

名無しさん@13周年:

Japanese are too addicted to peace. China’s for real.

名無しさん@13周年:

Finally, the fall of China is at hand.

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  • http://mykafkaesquelife.blogspot.com/ My Kafkaesque Life

    This is not good news for those who live in Taiwan, because we might get involuntarily dragged into this mess. I hope the US gov is closely monitoring the situation, East Asia might be a ticking time bomb.

    • linette lee

      Taiwan has mandatory enlistment. I feel sorry for the boys. :(

      Japan should just leave the Chinese fishermen alone and stop this shxt.

      • hun

        but the fishermen are going into other countries to fish..

        and.. whos the one preparing for war here?

        • linette lee

          Are they really preparing for war, or just military drill?

          • Rutim

            The article said ‘Prepare for war!’. They’re preparing for war.

          • hun

            *facepalm* did you even read the article let alone the title?

          • Jahar

            spouting rhetoric to try to intimidate Japan.

          • linette lee

            They are doing military drill. Why the japs are so paranoid and intimidated?

          • Jahar

            Who says they are intimidated? Also, they are “Just doing a drill” to try to intimidate them.

          • Alice S

            It’s not very good & very sad to expect bad things everyday, J. It is because of bad past experiences, J?

      • pokochan

        Is that legally allowed in China that Chinese fishermen go to the neighbor country to get fishes?!?!?! Wait, China is not a country based on laws, because laws are always given by the People….

        • linette lee

          …..Is that legally allowed in China that Chinese fishermen go to the neighbor country to get fishes………

          No, however, it is legal for chinese to fish in their own water and the diaoyu island that belongs to the Chinese, which is located right next to Taiwan. Thank you. Tell the Japanese to stay in their own mainland Japan and stop sailing all the way over to diayu next to Taiwan. Don’t come over, no conflict.

          • chucky3176

            Since when did the Chinese fishermen ever honor anybody’s borders? They fish anywhere they like when they feel like it, they don’t care about any boundaries. As long as there are Chinese fishermen, there will be conflicts everywhere.

          • Ruaraidh

            They’d clean the sea out if they could. It must really be bad to be so close to them, even worse than being near the Spanish.

          • linette lee

            You two are so stupid. The fishermen some of them are Taiwanese fishing in their own water next to taiwan. Stupid.

            A korean talking about no respect for boundary? Chinese being barbaric?? Like what? Like the killing spree by south Koreans troops of the vietnam civilians during the Vietnam War in 1966? How barbaric and no respect for other country.

            A westerner talking about what…..boundary? hahhahaha……..LIKe…colonization…….

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            Debate 101: Logical fallacies.

            Ad hominem: attacking the person making the argument instead of attacking the argument itself. (http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/ad-hominem/)

            Red herring: trying to change the topic in order to avoid refuting the original argument. (http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/red-herring/)

            Since you can’t deny that Chinese fishermen have illegally fished in other nations’ waters, you try ot change the topic and attack people because of unrelated events that happened before they were born.

            Using your logic, I can blame you for the 20,000,000 killed while putting down the Taiping Rebellion, you murderous, genocidal, Manchu-loving, Qing Dynasty loyalist!

          • linette lee

            yawn. I am tired repeating myself on this topic. It’s so old. I guess it’s easier just pull some stupid facts from some website.

            Do you read Hanzhi 漢字? Can you read old museum documents?
            There are old documents with maps of diaoyu to prove Chinese was there long before Japanese claiming the diaoyu are uninhabited. The Japs used military force and stole it from the chinese. Like how they used military force during WWII trying to claim lands in mainland China. USA fxcked it up by handing it back to Japan after WWII(maybe they did it on purpose to keep east Asia in conflict to control their expansion). USA and Japan signed this stupid treaty without China’s agreement.

            ” Japan was required to surrender territories obtained from aggression and revert them to their pre-1895 legal status.” which I totally agree.

            http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/the-inconvenient-truth-behind-the-diaoyusenkaku-islands/

          • Guest

            Problem is that Japan has old documents too.

            Because NOBODY REALLY LIVED THERE. So both sides claimed it on their maps. And frankly until the natural resources came along neither side actually cared much about the issue.

            But now that there are resources and international shipping lanes at stake, it’s all OMG MY ANCIENT NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY.

            I don’t necessarily side with Japan here. I think the whole debate is childish at this point, like two little kids fighting over a toy.

            Why not admit the historical confusion, and set up a joint venture and split the revenues from the oil, and set up a compromise on the shipping lanes, and stop pretending that anyone actually cares about two empty rocks in the middle of the ocean?

            Can’t both sides put 面子 and the 1930s aside for a minute and try to make the region safer for their children? I mean, is it worth losing your child in a war because of your grandfather’s honor?

            Anyway, I think both sides benefit more from having the conflict than from actually solving it. Having an external enemy distracts your people from internal problems. It’s the oldest trick in the book of politics.

          • linette lee

            Look at the map. Where is diaoyu? Closer to China/Taiwan or Japan? Diaoyu is no where near mainland Japan. The island is next to China and physically attached to Taiwan. Who was there long before Japanese? The ancient Chinese.

            I am just saying stop this attacking chinese fishermen already. It’s

            “Having an external enemy distracts your people from internal problems. It’s the oldest trick in the book of politics…..”

            And distracting the china chinese is not working as much now. You should see how the chinese bash the china gov’t on internet everyday complaining about china gov’t corruptions.

          • Alice S

            When Deng was in government the island thing was not resolved but nobody said nuttin’. Now its like… sigh.

          • Kiff

            Everyone is really tired of you trolling just to get attention. As long as you keep making up stories at your keyboard, it keeps you out of the way of the general public. Good riddance. Oh yeah, and its ‘Han zi’, not hanzhi.

          • linette lee

            And you stop copying our Hanzi. lol. How the Japs are constantly trying to paint the Chinese trying to take your island is just tiring. In reality is really the other way around.

          • hun

            japan annexed the islands in 1895 and in 1900-40s there were 200 japanese living and working on the islands before it failed. Why didn’t anyone say anything for 40 years and then 30 years after that? After the surrender of ww2 in 1945 it was under US control. In 1971 the okinawa treaty was passed returning control back to the japanese on 1972. It wasn’t until 1968-7 when the PRC and ROC started claiming the islands AFTER the ECAFE found potential oil and gas reserves. If you’re going to blame someone blame the US for giving it back to Japan.

            “it is legal for chinese to fish in their own water and the diaoyu island
            that belongs to the Chinese, which is located right next to Taiwan”

            Taiwan does not belong to China, and by that close proximity logic that means if the islands did belong to taiwan it would be by aboriginals control not China. Why do i get this feeling that you think Taiwan and China are one?

          • Passerby

            Because Taiwan is part of China. Duh!

          • hjohn5929

            of course.

          • A Lu

            Sorry that I have to break this to you, but Taiwan and Mainland China are 2 different countries. If anything, Diaoyu belongs to Taiwan, not to China.

          • linette lee

            Don’t matter taiwan or China. The japs should just stop harassing Chinese/Taiwanese fishermen. It’s harassment. I think many Chinese/Taiwanese have no problem if Japanese live on the island diaoyu, as long as they are not bothering anybody. But the Japs need to stop the fishing harassment and attacks on the Chinese.

          • A Lu

            Oh, so i can go to your home, open the fridge and make myself a sandwich with your food, right? Don’t worry, you can live there as long as you let me eat your food and poo in your toilet

      • Rutim

        If China would like to start a war they would rather prepare their own version of Marco Polo Bridge rather than using mere fishermen.

      • Alice S

        No offence, but Japps should be like Vietnam. The Coconut Fragrance Princess visited. Hundreds of Chi’s live on the island. Vietnam still protests. Days go by fine. I love Vietnam!! :)

  • god

    thats really dumb of chine dont they know that japan has gundams and shiet

    • linette lee

      I love gundams…..dame…XD

      • rollin wit 9′s

        i know right haha. Its going to be gundam vs. shanzhai gundam. lol

  • Genxi

    I think Japan is more serious when they sent in their military planes in comparison to China’s surveillance plane. Then again, this is old news; I have seen a similar article on Yahoo saying the same thing…but coupled with American comments…

  • FrancoFrancis

    haha the japanese are only so confident when they have the US to hide behind

    • Genxi

      I’m rather surprised that a few comments mentioned the U.S. I thought the Japanese would be a bit more self-reliant…

      • Justin_kBANG

        Mr. Abe is trying to revise the US-JPN defense agreement

        “Those last revisions have lasted until now. Following meetings between Senior Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell in Washington last week, the two countries agreed to “deepening U.S.-Japan strategic consultations” and to rethink how the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military would act in a regional dispute. Japan Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto has already acknowledged that the dynamics favoring revised rules stemmed from the need to deal with an increasingly belligerent China with an increasingly capable military. ”

        JPN cannot take on China by itself – China has repeatedly demonstrated that over the last 3 years by simply withholding rare earth, civil riots against jpn firms in china, etc. Abe believed the only way to change the losing game was to deepen the tie with the US of A :)

    • pokochan

      Don’t forget about the treaty agreement between the US and Japan called “Anpori-jouyaku” (Sorry not know Eng name), which was signed in 19..something, and the Article 9. Japan is very unique in a sense of the nation-state.

    • iliketowritearticles

      Yeah because China never received help from the us during the second sino war and ww2, dumbass.

      • FrancoFrancis

        that’s cool man, tell me more

        • iliketowritearticles

          Dude you’re so funny, man. I wish I was cool as you #swag

          • FrancoFrancis

            What does China having received help from the US in the past mean anything to what I was saying? I was addressing the overconfident attitude the japanese netizens have as seen from the comments. your little history lesson was irrelevant.

          • iliketowritearticles

            How about the overconfident attitude of the chinese military telling Japan to prepare for war when clearly US is protected them. BTW US has fought for china twice, while US has done nothing for Japan ever since the peace treaty.

          • nitewings

            your post gave me cancer

      • John Snow

        Well if it wasnt for the peace treaty after WW2 Japan would have a decent military. I mean they did take over parts of china in WW2 didnt they? But seriously tho Japanese people dont even consider Okinawa as Japan. Just a summer tourist spot. But the moment other people say “oh you dont want that?” “Ill take it.” Japan goes bat shit.

  • Ruaraidh

    China doesn’t have the capability to invade Japan. It’d be a military catastrophe, a massive political embarrassment, and maybe even herald the end of the communist government.

    • Justin_kBANG

      exactly, that is not the point…. the new political leadership needs to consolidate its power-base and tighten its grip on military, esp. after the departure of the Beijing faction and Zhang. so he cannot back down and it’s quite good for him in fact. and same goes for Abe as well, leveraging this to revise the US-JPN defense agreement

      newspaper hyping it up :p

      • Ruaraidh

        All of this posturing just makes me think of an economic bubble. It’s just going to build up and up, based on nothing but hot air. Eventually when the intensity of the spat becomes beyond farcical, just like anything that’s been ludicrously over-speculated, the bubble will burst. Leaving the idiots whose political careers are based on this artificial conflict to look like total incompetents.

    • nitewings

      no one is trying to invade japan. but taking over a small island? that’s for sure.

      • Ruaraidh

        The principle remains the same, China just doesn’t have the power projection capability. Indeed China’s one advantage, enormous hordes of troops is totally inappropriate for contesting a tiny archipelago.

        • nitewings

          im honestly not gonna try to argue who is militaristically superior. because i can tell you that china has more advantages than just “a horde of troops”. for sure if there was an actual war going down, both countries will be hurt. but the real battle will be economy. and the fact is, china is japan’s no.1 trade partner, japan however is not china’s no.1 trade partner, china still got the EU and US. neither of which will butt in to side with either, they will help negotiate for sure. so realistically speaking. not because im chinese, but because this is pretty much all i study and i live in the u.s. so anything going down is not good for me anyways. im saying, realistically, japan would suffer more than china does. and judging by current economic trends, it’s harder and will take longer for japan to recuperate as well.

          • Ruaraidh

            It’s a bit more complicated than who is whose largest trading partner. A war between two economies this large and integrated is totally unprecedented, and the scale of the effects would certainly be massive to both countries. There would be an initial price shock, leading to a period of stagflation for both states. The cost of economic separations for both parties would be incredible, but ultimately Japanese society/ the state is much better positioned to withstand a massive price shock and a period of stagflation. The Chinese government on the other hand would likely be overthrown from within.

          • nitewings

            though i agree any political system needs to be overthrown by its own people. i mean it’s why “imported” democracies never work. but if you think the chinese government is that easily overthrown, you’ve clearly never been to china. either way. nothing’s gonna happen. both china n japan are not stupid enough to do anything.

          • Ruaraidh

            I never said that the Chinese government is easily overthrown, just that it is much more vulnerable to it than the Japanese government.

    • Calvin

      China has every capability to wipe Japan of the face of the earth.. did you even compare the military capability between the two countries before spewing your nonsense??

  • Moniisek

    I think I’m just going to believe that all the pacifists were down-voted by the over-confident netizens.

  • Cleo

    ah, the new face of postwar Japanese youth – absolutely remorseless – that’s some exemplary parenting over in Japan

    • Genxi

      I’m appalled by their shamelessness. Japan should learn something from Germany.

      • Rutim

        Chose neonazis in the elections for Diet’s members like in Germany? I didn’t know you support right-wing nantionalist Japanese! I’ll give you a hint – we don’t need the ikes of you here boy!

        • Genxi

          You’ve mistaken what I meant. I’m talking the German attitude now, not the then, Nazi Germany agenda. I like how Germany has laws against anti-semiticism while Japan still worships their war criminals without shame.

          • Butsu

            “Japan still worships their war criminals without shame.”

            How cute that you actually believe that.

          • hjohn5929

            lortehoved

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

            “Chose neonazis in the elections for Diet’s members like in Germany?”

            Do you really think he was talking about *then*? Pretty sure there weren’t neo-Nazis in WWII.

          • LOVECHINA

            Do you have brain cancer or are you just retarded? Nobody in Japan worships war criminals. You’re obviously referring to the Yasukuni Shrine that houses the spirits of all those who died in service of the emperor. It’s like in the west where you have these things called ‘graveyards’ and people go there and visit sometimes. If your grandfather was buried in the same graveyard as Hitler, would you be said to be worshiping Hitler by visiting his grave? No you fucking retard.

        • Genxi

          Oh, I forgot to say that I am not Japanese…

          • John Snow

            Doesnt really matter if you are Japanese or not. You should refrain from writing about things you dont actually know about. As all you are doing is lowering the IQ levels of those who reads your comment. Thanks.

    • Rutim

      lol, you’re writing about Japanese youth writing reckless comments on the Internet while saint Chinese generals are writing that openly in their official releases. Those rude Japanese!

      • Cleo

        Chinese kids don’t crow over their family members raping JAPANESE babies.

        • ghost

          wow all you seem to talk about is raping babies..

    • John Snow

      Good parenting is hard to find in Japan. Most parents works long hours so actually do not have time to spend with their kids. Hence why some kids are brought up by their grand parents. Or why parents talk to their child home room teacher when they find “problems” with their kids and tell the teachers that they are incompetent. I hate Japanese PTA with a freaking passion. I am not a home room teacher and I am happy about that.

  • Cleo

    I’m pretty sure that China did not prepare for war today but started preparing the moment Japan invaded us and they just never stopped.
    Japan got tsunami bombed by the Americans on 3-11 and POTUS won’t see Abe before February probably claiming busyness with Sandy Hook and domestic economy stuff. Japan can’t prove it and the top of the pyramid just wants to pull as much money from the pockets of the majority who won’t be getting a seat in his Ark.

    I was glad when I thought China had made things clear but I know that we need Japan to make the first move.

    • BigCAD

      Sorry I don’t speak f@#Ktard could you translate what you wrote in to English, we waiguoren want to know the Chinese mind a little better.

    • Genius

      let’s hope “cleo” isn’t a random 13 year old chinese kid looking for attention…we all know you want it ;)

  • Cleo

    Were these comments actually copied and translated into Japanese vernacular from Chinese website comments? I’m not being sarcastic.

    “I think it’s best if we just defeat them openly through the combined forces of our diplomacy and economy.” – what economy? The one where Japan Inc. is begging to do business with the Chinese?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

      “what economy?”

      The third largest one in the world.

  • Justin_kBANG

    Besu, another capital reporting!

    Shi is trying to consolidate his power-base in China, and Abe is pushing hard to get US to revise the security treaty, no more fearing entanglement. it’s good for both countries politically :D

    so the two powers in this geo-political game driving both countries to brinkmanship, quite unusual between the two…. nothing will happen though ;p

    “Mr Abe has also promised to strengthen security ties with America that were not always smooth under DPJ rule. They would, he said on taking office, be “the first step in turning Japan’s foreign and security policy around”. Inevitably, China bristled… Mr Abe has offered no peace-pipe to the Chinese government, only stiff promises to defend Japanese territory. These follow the scrambling of eight fighter jets to intercept a Chinese surveillance aeroplane that flew over the Senkakus last month, the first Chinese incursion into Japanese-controlled airspace since records began in 1958.
    Mr Abe must hold his nerve on China, but rein in his own nationalist instincts, and keep the ghosts of the past locked safely in the LDP’s cellar. Such restraint would always have been difficult; Mr Abe’s new cabinet makes it almost impossible.”

    http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21569046-shinzo-abes-appointment-scarily-right-wing-cabinet-bodes-ill-region-back-future

    • besudesu

      Nice bit of context for us there Justin! And you’re right, it’s easy to see how this ‘standoff’ is going to be mutually beneficial for both sides domestically.

  • Big Baba

    Japan owes china a lot of money. This is just like the Weimar – massive debt = declare war so that you don’t have to pay it back. You blame china for this, but I argue the Japanese government is behind it – there is no way out of the Japanese debt, they will never be able to pay China back, but if they do something to inflame a war, they will never have to. Also gets rid of a lot of freetas and arbaitas. Put those prussian high school uniforms, and the routine and conformity of high school to use.

    • BigCAD

      You don’t get laid very often do you?

    • chucky3176

      Did you know that Japan was still giving ODA funds to China, as recently as 2008? From 1979 and on, Japan gave at least $300 billion in economic aid? Of course the Chinese government would never admit that to their own people.

      Nor will they mention that China still, to this day, gets economic aid from the OECD, to the tune of $2.5 billion a year:

      http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2010-09-26/news/27629725_1_foreign-aid-china-expert-donor-countries

      The question is why are so many countries still giving aid to this country?

      • linette lee

        If this is even true and not some propaganda spread by other countries to antagonize China’s growing economy power, then I am pretty sure those money were used by the Koreans and not Chinese.

        “North Korea is economically dependent on China, which provides most of its food and energy supplies. Nicholas Eberstadt, a consultant at the World Bank, says that since the early 1990s, China has served as North Korea’s chief food supplier and has accounted for nearly 90 percent of its energy imports. By some estimates, China provides 80 percent of North Korea’s consumer goods and 45 percent of its food. North Korea’s economic dependence on China is rapidly increasing, as indicated by a significant trade imbalance. Snyder notes that in 2008, Chinese imports amounted to $2.03 billion, while exports to China including coal and iron ore totaled $750 million. Some experts see the $1.25 billion trade deficit as an indirect Chinese subsidy, given that North Korea cannot finance its trade deficit through borrowing.”

        Maybe China shouldn’t provide billions for the Koreans anymore. Let their family south korea flip the annual billions dollar bill.

        • 白鬼子看不懂

          You realize that doing that means no more North Korea, right? Get ready for a flood of refugees at the border as NK collapses, or a really horrific last battle between NK and SK that kills a lot of people.

          My guess is that NK won’t win that war, but they’ll make a hell of a mess on the way out.

        • BigCAD

          Propoganda and the lies of the sinister western media (all non Chinese media is western media don’t you know) you don’t say.

          *Read the following pay attention and you may be less ignorant and thankful to the Japanese for helping lift you out of poverty*

          http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/358

          The people of North Korea must be real happy China is helping to prolong their missery.

          • linette lee

            ……The people of North Korea must be real happy China is helping to prolong their missery………

            They are hungry.

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            What does that have to do with the aid that’s given to NK? It all goes towards glorious nuclear testing and missile launches anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002915918673 Guyute Icculus

    Idiot Japanese live on Islands, which can be easily blockaded by China! Were will Japan get their Depends adult diapers then? I read that Japan consumes more adult diapers than infant diapers.

    Who will fight your war Japan? The USA still hates your guts and I relish the day when China gets some payback for past atrocities.

    I will lobby the USA to stay out of it. We have nothing to gain but, much to lose getting involved.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

      Goddamn, you’re retarded.

    • Jahar

      idiot Japanese? You know their navy is a match for China’s, right? That’s before you include the US and NATO. The blockade would be on China.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        You know Japan acts tough only because they think that piece of paper signed by the US would protect them right? And what makes you think the US would want to get involved? If China goes to war with the US, both their countries are doomed, perhaps this is what Japan wants? So that they will emerge as the next superpower once China and the US destroys each other? That’s besides the point, the point is, the people in charge are not stupid enough to fall for this trap set up by the sneaky japs.

        • Justfreezing…fudgeit’scold

          The US is already involved…they have several air bases in Japan so if China attacks Japan, they will fight back…either way, no ones going to live on that island…so why the heck do they have to kill innocent lives to get a floating rock in the middle of the ocean?why do you have to take this s*** so seriously? Why don’t unicorns exist?It’s not like you’re gonna take than island with you when you die-.- …..:D

          • YourSupremeCommander

            China will not invade Japan. How dumb do you have to be to believe this crap? I was saying what would / would not happen if China goes to war with US.

      • linette lee

        what happen? Japanese are not so tough now?. They beat up and sink the Chinese/taiwanese fishermen ships fishing in the water next to Taiwan. What? Now the Japanese panic? Taiwan retaliate with water cannon. China will shoot your ass. Commie style.

        You Japs no come here no more. no no no more…Okai.

        • Kiff

          I call troll on linette lee, she just loves to go around in circles, making crap up, hoping that people believe it: when have the Japanese ever sunk the boats of the fishermen? You really are quite deranged, and should stop calling the Japanese ‘japs’, with your blatant out of date racism, you’re setting your people back another 100 years: well done. Spring Festival is coming soon, you’ll be able to watch your never ending tv shows depicting the brave communists during the Second World War with mummy and daddy, again, well done.

          • linette lee
          • 白鬼子看不懂

            “CIty of Life and Death” (南京!南京!) was better.

          • linette lee

            really? where is the link or wiki. Can I see. I have never seen that movie.

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            http://tv.sohu.com/20090527/n264199426.shtml

            真的吗?在中国, 我认为是电影很有名。但也是很争论的,因为主角是日本的战士。

          • linette lee

            我還沒有看過, 讓我看一下. 主角是日本戰士? 一定很多爭論.

          • Ming Lee

            Your viewpoint’s neutral, but it’s a reason there why people no stop calling ‘Japs’, if you know more about Japanese.

        • Jahar

          I don’t see any panic. Also, You are always going on about htem sinking Taiwanese and Chinese fishing boats. I’ve been following this situation for a few years now and I have yet to hear anything about this. Can you post a link? China Daily and Global Times don’t count.

          • linette lee

            They have many collisions. And the japanese did sink chinese ship. Why not china daily and global time reports?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zGKY9-iBGY

            Too many harassment like this.

          • Jahar

            Those 2 newspapers are propaganda rags. I can’t watch taht clip, I’m in China. Is it a clip of Japanese sinking Chinese and Taiwanese ships? Killing fishermen? I thought not.

        • Ming Lee

          Obviously a Battleship fans, I would say the Hollywood’s the most powerful force, it affected Japs intelligence.
          God, it’s a movie only!

    • Brett

      I applaud the Japanese for their use of adult diapers, if that’s true… Better than back in the States at the nursing homes where the staff has to clean piss and shit off the floor everyday. I know from experience.

    • Chinkicide

      “I read that Japan consumes more adult diapers than infant diapers.”

      And I saw that chinks are shitting on the open street.

      • linette lee

        you have a retarded user name. Maybe that’s how you look like too. A retard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/noah.altman Noah Altman

    Saber-rattling, nothing more. This is how China attempts to resolve most of its international confrontations, ergo this is China’s foreign policy. Sooner or later, China is going to do something more stupid than usual and like every nation that comes of age, it too will have to face the music.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    China won’t actually try anything. They know that America is pretty much obligated to stop them if they try; and America has the largest fleet on the planet, and four more to back it up. This would ensure any invasion would be costly, and short lived.

    • Jahar

      The Chinese love to bark, and they never bite.

      • linette lee

        The Japanese never bark. They always bite your rear-end. They are sneaky. Like Pearl Harbor sneaky. Watch out! lol…..

        • BigCAD

          How is involitary celibacy going for you?

        • Kiff

          You have a serious nerve to even judge the general character of the Japanese as a whole: I mean its a bit rich when you think of how the Chinese treat each other (like homeless people, factory workers, relocated residents, children in school buses that roll over into a riverbank) and animals (like chickens, lions, trucks full of cats): go to chinasmack for a general idea. Bigoted talk like yours shows exactly how the Chinese refuse to evolve into a civilised society, and unfortunately for you, it seems you won’t be around to see it ever happen (I don’t know anyone who has lived for more than a hundred years).

          • linette lee

            Every country have their own internal problems. The chinese are aware of their internal problems. Japan has their own too with their gov’t. Like how japan promote laws and discrimination against non Japanese. And this is what you called a civilized society? Things that Japan gov’t won’t tell you about your living environment and drinking water.

            I apologize and I will remember not to use the word Japs again. I get pissed off intensely with this diaoyu issue. That the Chinese are being painted as the bad guy in this issue.

          • Guest

            Well, it would help if China weren’t also trying to take over a whole bunch of contested islands near Vietnam, Phillipines, etc. It looks bad when you’re basically trying to take ALL THE ISLANDS at once. .

          • Chinkicide

            I am non-Japanese, visited Japan, lived there. I call them civilized society.

            I am non-Chinese, visited China, lived there. I call for Chinese Genocide.

            Chinkicide

          • linette lee

            China is still in the middle of struggling fixing their internal problems and improving their economy. China is much much much bigger than Japan in terms of land size and population. You have cities that are rich and rural that are poor. China is still developing. It will take another 30 years for them to have complete control on population reduction and better gov’t system.

            You need to shxt your pie hole for the mean time.

        • Jahar

          Riiiight. Because Japan is the first and only country to launch a sneak attack. Also you are talking about something from 70 years ago. I don’t know about the Chinese, but people in other, more developed countries have changed considerably in that time.

        • Alice S

          I feel sorry for the Americans about Pearl Harbour. :(

    • chucky3176

      I highly doubt America will get involved in Japan’s nationalist war. It really has nothing to do with Japan’s defense. It’s nationalism, plain and simple. And American people are not going to just stand by and let their government use their troops to get involved in Asian conflict deeply rooted in nationalism. The islands are not vital parts of Japan.

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        No, but it seems that going to war without congressional approval is the new in thing for Presidents… a the ‘cool’ ones are doing it.

  • Flora

    I hope this crap never reaches Western mass media – a lot of countries here really don’t like China that much (plus, we’re still sore over the fact that China got pretty wealthy during the GR while most of us ate instant macaroni & hotdogs for 4 years) & we’re already itching for an excuse to pick a fight.

    Seeing as how Japan is pretty much our favorite Asian ally, this’ll just throw gasoline on the embers.

    • Reila90

      Sometimes i see people hate China only because they’re “communist”. These hate China bandwagon use “communist” as blame card. Even tho now in actual China is nowhere can be called a communist state.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        Correct, those people don’t know what’s right from wrong, so sad, but their mouths so big.

        • ghost

          Its quite ironic how you say that.

        • james

          Let it be war between china and japan. The world will see that the dumb Japanese will surrender. Japan is the scapegoat of US.
          Despite iam an american, I will be fair to say that the issue is all started because of US

          • mr.wiener

            “Despite iam an american”

            That would be a fail.

      • chucky3176

        It’s not that they’re Communist that most countries don’t like China. It’s that they never seem to play by the international rules that the world plays by. They just flaunt them and always gets away with them because of their huge economy created by their huge population. Their maurading bands of pirate fishing vessels using violence that invade other nations on daily basis is one perfect example. Their blatant fragrant snubbing of WTO rules is another example. China would never have been allowed to join the WTO back in 2001 if everyone knew what they would be doing. Now China is like a runaway freight train, or the Frankanstein monster we created.

        • Calvin

          And does USA and Russia play by the rules too?? OIC.. they don’t as well.. and don’t we all hate these two as well.. right??

      • hun
  • carmouflagger

    All care about is the porn :(

    • Ming Lee

      LOL, that’s true, and the comic…., people want the peace more than a war, it’s time to wake up, Japanese!

  • dk2020

    Here goes the pissing contest between China and Japan .. and this is the reason why Japan wants nukes and a military again, is this over the Senkakus really? SMH, I hope South Korea and the SE Asian nations don’t get involved ..

  • 白鬼子看不懂

    You could buy a lot of 包子 with all the wumao in this thread.

    • linette lee

      I love your avatar name.

      白鬼子看不懂 White men can’t read hahaha..lol

      • 白鬼子看不懂

        当然。因为我们外国人比中国人笨。大家知道啊!

        • linette lee

          是真的嗎? 外國人真的比中國人笨嗎? 這不是我說的. 是你說的. 哈哈哈哈!

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            Well, that just seems to be what a lot of people express when they assume we 看不懂 or 听不懂. The one curse of being an English speaker is that you don’t have a “secret code” to hide behind if you want to insult other races or nationalities!

          • linette lee

            But when we assume you 聽不懂, and start talking around you in our “secret code”. You get to listen to all dirty little secrets. That’s your advantage.

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            Well, what else would you expect from a dirty imperialist spy? I mean, I have to earn the title “white devil” one way or another!

            People always complain that Americans and British people are too politically correct–they don’t realize that it’s because “everyone” can actually understand what we’re saying, so we have to be more delicate with words.

          • Chinkicide

            It’s called sarcasm, you idiot.

  • chucky3176

    If I was China, I would be smart enough not to get into a military confrontation with Japan. I would continue to harass and probe around the islands but stop short of shooting. What I would do instead, is crush Japan using all kinds of economic means to pressure Japan. China can destroy Japan economically if China coordinate their economic attacks. Japan needs Chinese market, no matter what Japan blusters about moving their operation to Southeast Asia. Japan can do that, but Japan cannot easily replace China’s huge consumer market. Japan wants to export their way out of economic trouble by printing money, but frankly without China market, they’re dead in the waters even before they begin. Nor will Japan gain the similar type of productivity in Southeast Asia as they get from China. Also, the infrastructure in some of those SEA countries are horrible, so it will take many years to build them up. And finally not to mention, Japan isn’t the only ones who are in SEA, as they have to still compete with China who are increasingly active in that region, as well as the South Koreans.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Good analysis. Any full on military confrontation between China and Japan (with US protection or not), Japan will be pulverized by the thousands of missiles that will rain down on them in a matter of a few hrs. No need to send in troops at all, as North Korea can take Japan too if they really wanted to. And don’t even yap about how the US can send their carrier groups, you do know China have many many anti carrier long range ballistic missiles with nuke warheads right? This cancels out US participation from the get go. But this is besides the point.

      Both China & the US do not want war with each other, as this is signing your own death certificate. Secondly, how do you people not see what Japan is doing? They instigate and are pouring gas onto flames, in the hopes that someone on either side with a fast trigger finger fires the first shot, so that they can sit and watch as the two great nations destroy each other and then suddenly Japan emerges out of the ashes to become the next superpower?

      • 白鬼子看不懂

        The US Navy currently operates 71 attack submarines around the world. 18 of them are Ohio class subs that carry ballistic nuclear missiles.

        At any moment, nobody knows where exactly they are outside of central command.

        I’m pretty sure there are a few sitting around in the region right now keeping an eye on things.

        So massive missile attacks on Tokyo would be a bad idea.

        But hey, your post would make for a really action good movie. You should call Hollywood.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          “At any moment, nobody knows where exactly they are outside of central command.” What makes you think China has no clue what’s going on? You really this dense?

          China is a vast vast country, with numerous launch sites and numerous mobile launch sites, from the coast all the way to west interior, good luck trying to take down the Chinese missiles with the 18 subs. LOL

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            Wow. You really don’t understand politics, do you? Of course the subs can’t stop missiles. But raining missiles on Japan would quickly turn into a murder-suicide, because hidden submarines would start firing missiles back.

            Basic Cold War diplomacy.

            This is all a theoretical conversation anyway because it’s never going to happen. And if, God forbid, it ever does, then you, I , and everyone else will be too thoroughly screwed to worry about arguing on the internet about it.

            So I have no interest in getting into a military “mine is bigger than yours” contest. Let’s just say that lots of people die for a stupid reason if it ever happens, and then the entire world economy collapses as the three biggest economies try to destroy each other.

            If you think all of that is worth two empty rocks, some oil and some fish, then you’re reading too many 愤青 forums.

          • YourSupremeCommander

            “But raining missiles on Japan would quickly turn into a murder-suicide”

            Did you even READ my fist post? You are just taking exactly what I said and re-posting it. Don’t you see how redundant you are?

            And wtf is 愤青? you? calm down kid.

          • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

            愤青. Angry Youth. It’s easy, just copypaste to gtranslate.

            In any case, like I said, China is more likely just flexing its muscles at Japan the same way the US does it to the DPRK. Just a show, nothing will come of it. The world’ll keep spinning, and the two nations will go back to fighting over a tiny pile of rocks.

          • 白鬼子看不懂

            I did read it. According to what you wrote, you think the US wouldn’t participate (or such participation would be useless) because Japan would get missile’d into oblivion either way.

            “Japan will be pulverized by the thousands of missiles that will rain down on them in a matter of a few hrs. No need to send in troops at all, as North Korea can take Japan too if they really wanted to. And don’t even yap about how the US can send their carrier groups, you do know China have many many anti carrier long range ballistic missiles with nuke warheads right? This cancels out US participation from the get go.”

            You’re wrong about that, is all. Or you need to write what you mean more clearly, if your meaning was different.

          • Rutim

            You don’t know what you’re talking abou… Do you?

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        Actually I see this more as a repeat of the US-North Korea relations with the actors replaced.

        Japan stirs up trouble with some bat**** insane attitude, and China responds by acting like it’s preparing for military conflict by running drills and putting its forces on alert. Japan responds by thumbing their nose at them. While Japan is weird, I’m sure it isn’t as gung ho about fighting an obviously superior enemy like North Korea does. Most likely it’ll end in a similar way, Japan backs down, China goes back to doing what it does, and pisses Japanese off again. I doubt either of them will be willing to start a silly resource war.

      • BigCAD

        Get out of the basement much?

        • YourSupremeCommander

          You mom’s basement was a lot of fun!

      • 中国人民解放军PR部

        Thanks for the analysis! We didn’t how to put it out but now we now how to pulverize Japan! I hope that we’ll hit your home (working on finding you) so that no one else in the world will use your gargantuan brain and imagination beyond human capabilities!

        Sincerly

        - 梁光烈

        • Ming Lee

          You guys funny, Liang GuangLie, who’s the great general I respected, please don’t use his name with such poor English.

          As a Chinese, I would say I love the peace, and I don’t hate Japanese, who’s improving the world, but, obviously not the above stupids.

          If the Japanese citizens got the same idea with their stupid Goverment and leader, the only result is awaken the killing memory of WWII, and the devils…or, the above idiots never understand what’s the peace? And lifes. To protect the lands where we grown, the families, the glory, I do believe the Chinese people’s willing to be the devil.

  • Edwin

    Eighty percent of China’s drinking water is polluted with dangerous cancer causing chemicals that can’t be eliminated through boiling. But only two percent of the water is being treated satisfactorily to eliminate the chemicals. Millions are going to get cancer and millions of babies are going to born defectively. Yet here is China, worried more about these stupid rocks and satisfying their rabid angry nationalist citizens. Where is the priority?

    • Calvin

      And Japan’s food is all radioactive that their farmers don’t even want to eat their own food..

  • exink

    I personally don’t think that war will break out (but what do I know).
    In the worst case scenario that war does break out, escalation is a real concern.

    Japan vs China could distributable the region, people who are very unpredictable (like the N.koreans) could take advantage of this and attempt an attack on South Korea.
    Although there is no love loss between S.Korea and Japan, I would imagine them forging an uneasy alliance with Japan if it means fighting off N.korea. this would create 2 blocks. China and N.Korea vs Japan and Korea.
    Taiwan may be threatened by this, as well as other countries who have already seen stand-offs with China (Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam).

    If America gets involved, that when the shit really hits the fan. if America gets involved, you can bet the British *(I’m british) and most of Europe (France, Germany, Turkey, Spain) would follow suit.

    Iran or Israel could take advantage of the distraction and renew their hostilities, destabalising the middle-eastern region

    This is only one possible scenario out of 1,000 possibilities. Still a depressing one.

    • exink

      This is just one hypothetical scene to demonstrate escalation in a worse case scenario. Although people may disagree with some of these “alliances”, it’s just an example that this has a potential of escalating quickly.

      Politicians are not complete idiots, and because of this, I’m sure they know the risks and how devastating any conflict would be for both countries.
      I see this as more of a pissing contest between two countries.

    • Reila90

      And China will win. Western hegemony finished.

      • 白鬼子看不懂

        Nobody will win.

  • dim mak

    Sankei just takes shit out of context to pander to its nationalistic readership

    China probably has a contingency plan to “go to war” with any perceived hostile nation, like any nation would.

    For all the rage and car smashing the old men in Beijing are the LAST people in China who would want a war with Japan. They are extreme pragmatists whose concerns are CURRENT realpolitik, economy, and of course their own legitimacy. If the general public wasn’t up in arms about Diaoyutai/history problems they would probably sweep it all under the rug in favor of relations.

  • Eidolon

    Is China not supposed to be prepared for war against Japan? Is Japan supposed to be not prepared for war against China? What is the function of a military other than to be prepared for war?

    It is still difficult to see whether Xi Jinping is a war monger, but given his northwestern background, it is logical that he places a greater emphasis on military matters. The northwestern region of China is a historical frontier zone between the Chinese heartland – with its intensive agriculture and urbanized cultural centers – and the militaristic steppe nomads. People there are, and have been through out Chinese history, military oriented – as opposed to the the economy oriented east coast from which the last few leaders of China have come.

    The old saying in China is that the northwest produces soldiers, while the east produces scholars. Provided this pattern holds, I see Xi Jinping giving a greater role to the military during his administration. This makes for tense times ahead, but at the same time, a country has never prospered that is not able to back its geopolitics via military might. The hope ought to be that being prepared for war makes war less prone to happen – because nobody wants to wage a full scale conflict against another country that is armed to the teeth. Modern warfare is localized to poorer, less defended regions of the world precisely because of the damage risk involved in war between well matched combatants, which was displayed for all to see during WW 2. Thus, peace is reachable in East Asia provided that all the countries involved are well prepared and armed to defend themselves. The ultimate beneficiary ought to be the US, which has a lot of business deals in the making.

  • Barak

    China has no intention of invading japan.. It will just bomb it out of existance if you don’t give the islands back to them.

  • http://twitter.com/dahentaiwoody Pマン

    War would mean less anime and less hentai.
    We must prevent China from destroying the Anime media !!!!!

  • Paul M

    I would be shocked if China didn’t have a plan involving a war with Japan (and vice versa). Pretty much every single country around the world has plans for war with countries they are not closely allied with. [My job sucks at the moment - putting in really long hours and it's getting in the way of browsing the internet and playing games, but next week I'll be in Japan whoohoo!]

  • nitewings

    as a chinese, i hope there’s not gonna be a war. and yes. there are stupid and ignorant people on both sides. i hope we can all just turn this page over. and to gain some kind of trust. it be nice if japan stops trying to claim foreign lands. cause you know. that’s what got everything started to begin with. no?

  • Carlton

    Wow. Why do people provoke such stupid shit? I mean seriously. People will blame a whole nation for the acts of their insane government that they have no control over, and then when it’s time for battle everyone that doesn’t have to contribute to it is fueling the fire. When will people just turn their back on the psychopaths that call themselves “officials”, and go on with their lives? If we all did that then they wouldn’t have enough pawns to use for their stupid wars over resources, and old revalries. Do people think that if their government wins a battle that they benefit? NO! The benefits go to the government while it’s people die for the cause.

  • user

    What a bunch of stupid comments! Japan buying the island is
    virtually starting trouble (starting a fight). USA gave the island that
    they do not own to Japan and at that time, China was so weak it had no
    say so in the matter. What have we learned from Iraq? Let’s just arm
    Japan, the very people who killed Americans, who rapes, commits
    atrocities, and give them the guns and teach them how to fight. That
    way, maybe they can do a Pearl Harbor episode 2 in the future. People,
    use your head, Japan was a defeated country by USA because it attacked
    USA. You want to help them, arm them, and teach them how to fight? Anyway, in history, the island belonged to Taiwan which belongs to China.

  • John Snow

    “So we see the true war-loving nature of China. I don’t know if it’s 3000 or 4000 years, but China’s entire history has been spent in bloody battles. Should Japan really hold back against such a people? I think it’s best if we just defeat them openly through the combined forces of our diplomacy and economy.”

    I think this dude means Japan’s history as well…. Japan’s history has more pointless war than China ever did…

  • Joe

    Japan would lose, despite how small their country is and it’s number of people. Number 1 china is one of the largest country in the world and is the largest trade partner. The Chinese has had many battles over centuries and I’m pretty sure they have much more experience than a bunch of japs, not that in helping the Chinese but that’s the fact, plus the last time I checked the japs for immigrants of the Chinese, so good luck trying to beat the Chinese

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japan asked for it. They deny the Nanking Massacre, and without China, Japan would not be where it is now. Japanese people are originally Chinese. We never provoked them in our history. They think they are superior race and divine race.

    We are doing the right thing. US couldn’t even win against Vietnam, let alone China. We are a honorable people. And we have all the advantages. We have Russia too.

    We never declared war, we simply prepare. Perfectly Reasonable.

  • Lol

    Woooow!
    There are alot of chinese comments in here…

  • Misiooo

    Uaaaaaa! Amazing! I like this guy Shinzo Abe below. Do you like me too? “We never declared war” – let me tease you – because you never could, buhahahaha!

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