Japan frequently stirs up storms in the South China Sea in an attempt to hedge China.

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 Japan frequently stirs up storms in the South China Sea in an attempt to hedge China.


In sharp contrast to the recent stabilization of the situation in the South China Sea, Japan is increasingly agitating the region.

Vietnamese delegates posed with the commander of the Kuroshio submarine and sailors for a photo (photo source: Peoples Army News)

Kyodo news agency said that Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine operations have always been regarded as confidential, in addition to long-term training dispatch to Hawaii and other parts of the movement outside, generally not announced, this announcement is really rare.

Since 2012, Japans South China Sea policy has become an important part of its policy toward China, and the gradual deepening of its defense activities in the region has also become the key to Japans hedging strategy toward China.

Some strategists once compared the image of Japans action in the South China Sea to the Snooker Strategy - that is, the frequent creation of the Snooker situation in the South China Sea, forcing China to work hard to resolve one by one, and ultimately to contain China.

The Kuroshio submarines arrive at the international port of golden orchid (source: Peoples army newspaper).

First of all, Japan actively participates in various military exercises and training activities in the South China Sea. For example, the three warships (Gaga, Lightning and Cool Moon) that were trained against the Kuroshio in the South China Sea have been jointly training with the U.S. Navys Ronald Reagan nuclear-powered carrier formation and the Philippine Navy in the South China Sea, and the three warships will be trained. It continued until October 30th, mainly in the South China Sea and the India ocean.

According to the Japanese Economic News, Japans land-and-water maneuver regiment, which was just established in late March, will go to the South China Sea for the first time to participate in joint exercises between the US and Philippine Marines. The Japanese version of the Marine Corps has been placed high hopes by the Japanese government. Japanese media commented that the Marine Corps will take on the responsibility of defending the offshore islands and restrain Chinas increasingly active marine activities.

In addition to the first Japanese submarine to be trained on a practical mission in the South China Sea, the Kuroshio has another first submarine, which became the first self-defense submarine to enter Vietnams important base in the Gulf of Jinlan on September 17.

Philippines receives TC-90 aircraft donated by Japan.

Speaking of Japans defense cooperation with countries around the South China Sea, Reuters commented that Japans participation was gradual escalation. From the earliest Japanese military doctors who helped Vietnamese submariners decompress, funded the Philippines to rebuild its military base infrastructure in the name of protecting the South China Sea waterway, then provided patrol ships to Vietnam and the Philippines, donated Philippine TC-90 aircraft, discussions are now under way on military exchanges at all levels and joint military exercises, including arms sales and joint research. Making deeper defense cooperation between weapons and equipment.

When the situation in the South China Sea was high and rough, Japans small action did affect Chinas relations with its neighboring countries to a certain extent and made it more difficult for China to deal with the South China Sea issue. However, the overall containment effect was still very limited, and on the contrary, it brought tension and turbulence to the regional situation. Today, with the joint efforts of China and its neighboring countries, the situation in the South China Sea has stabilized. As a foreign country, Japan can only rely on the regional and national efforts to implement the hedging strategy against China in the South China Sea. On the premise of relaxing the overall atmosphere of the situation in the South China Sea, the willingness of the regional countries to follow the disorder has been very low. Japans forcible stirring of the storm and hedging of China will inevitably be greatly reduced, leaving only to exaggerate tension and create unrest. (text / Dong Lei): the source of this article: Reference News Editor: La Hai Rong _NBJS6840

When the situation in the South China Sea was high and rough, Japans small action did affect Chinas relations with its neighboring countries to a certain extent and made it more difficult for China to deal with the South China Sea issue. However, the overall containment effect was still very limited, and on the contrary, it brought tension and turbulence to the regional situation.

Today, with the joint efforts of China and its neighboring countries, the situation in the South China Sea has stabilized. As a foreign country, Japan can only rely on the regional and national efforts to implement the hedging strategy against China in the South China Sea. On the premise of relaxing the overall atmosphere of the situation in the South China Sea, the willingness of the regional countries to follow the disorder has been very low. Japans forcible stirring of the storm and hedging of China will inevitably be greatly reduced, leaving only to exaggerate tension and create unrest. (Wen / Dong Lei)