China Warns Australlia: “NOT To Side With US”! China’s Forces Are Getting Combat Ready. Japanese Envoy In Beijing!!! Japan Warns China Over ‘Airspace Violations’; Calls For No-Fly Zone over Disputed Islands
January 22nd, 2013
BEIJING — Judging by some of the commentary in the Chinese media, an outside observer might think war with Japan is imminent. “The Chinese military could win a war over the Diaoyu Islands in half an hour,” Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a Chinese military scholar, was quoted as saying last week.
Japan’s coast guard on Monday cited three Chinese vessels in waters near the islands. In response to warnings to leave the area, the Chinese ships broadcast messages over loudspeakers in Japanese and Chinese stating, “This is historically Chinese territory.” It is the latest in a series of bellicose exchanges that some observers fear could lead to a clash.
China warning not to side with US
A CHINESE military officer has warned Australia not to side with the United States and Japan if war breaks out in the East China Sea.
Colonel Liu’s warning raises the nightmare possibility of Australia having to choose between its dominant economic and security partners as a territorial contest between Japan and China over the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands continues to escalate.
China, Japan and Japan’s defence ally, the United States, have traded military and diplomatic warnings over the disputed islands, while China has placed the People’s Liberation Army on combat alert.