Radio Television Hong Kong reports early this morning “Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says that if Chinese vessels break into Japanese maritime territory near Senkaku Islands, Japan will have no scruples about sending Self-Defence Forces to deal with them.”
It seems Japan prepares to fight a naval battle. Will China avoid the war by restricting its vessels? I said in my post “War with the Philippines or Japan?” on July 18, “A naval war between China and Japan in 2014, the 120th anniversary of China’s naval defeat, for revenge is now quite a hot topic among Chinese people.” However, I believe that China does not want to fight a naval battle against Japan now.
Japan has now thrown down the glove. Will China take up the glove?
Chinese leaders should be extraordinarily wise in dealing with this tricky issue.
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