Beijing Warns US Over Disputed Islands in East China Sea

    Riot police stand guard as anti-Japan protesters march during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan, in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sept. 18, 2012. (PeterParks/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Chinese regime has renewed its claims over the Senkaku Islands (also called the Diaoyu Islands in China) in the East China Sea, and warned the United States not to intervene.

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jeichi said the U.S. should “correctly understand the Diaoyu Islands issue and be cautious with words and deeds,” according to a summary from Chinese state-run media, Xinhua. The statements were made during an August 23 meeting U.S. senators John McCain and Sheldon Washington.

    Yang brought up U.S.-China relations, and the usual line of “mutual respect and cooperation.” Such statements are often used by Chinese leaders to suggest that going against the regime’s wishes will damage relations

    The islands have been under Japanese control since 1895. They were passed to the United States following the Japanese surrender after World War II, yet were returned to the Japanese in 1972 through the Okinawa Reversion Treaty.

    Since then, however, both Taiwan and the Chinese Communist Party have laid claim to the islands. The Chinese regime has several territorial disputes taking place, including in the South China Sea and along the border between China and India.

    The Chinese regime has threatened to use nuclear weapons against the United States over conflicts in the Asia-Pacific.

    “If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” the official, Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, said in a 2005 briefing, the New York Times reported.

    The Chinese general added that in such a conflict “we will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all the cities east of Xian,” which would include Beijing and Shanghai, states a Guardian report on the same speech from 2005.

    The regime’s strengthened its threats of nuclear war in 2011. It released a new policy that if a nuclear-capable country launched strikes against China’s key strategic points, the regime would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against that country.

    Kyodo News obtained an internal Chinese document detailing the strategy of pre-emptive nuclear strikes, reported Business Insider.

    Just prior to Yang’s recent statements, on Aug. 21 Chang Wanquan, the regime’s state councilor and minister of national defense, spoke in Washington about the U.S. military shift to the Asia-Pacific.

    “We Chinese people are peace lovers,” he said. “It is hoped that the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of the United States is neither directed against China nor meant to weaken China,”

    He then switched tones, saying, “Don’t underestimate our determination and unswerving will in safeguarding our national territorial sovereign and maritime rights and interests.”


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    • tennesseetuxedo59

      they’re not diaoyu they are Senkaku. Only the legal owners get to name their property. We’re still waiting for proof of chinas ownership. idle threats and bellicosity are not proof . were waiting!

      • mergui1205

        On July 14 2012, Sun Kawasaki, international intelligence chief of the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan said Diaoyutai and its affiliated islands is not inherent territory of Japan. He further explained that the Chinese influence in the 14th century, Chinese military had been extended to the Diaoyu Islands and their adjacent waters, while the Diaoyu Islands belong to Taiwan, Taiwan belongs to China, that the Diaoyutai and its affiliated islands belong to China. He believes that maintaining the status quo is the most advantageous method to Japan.

      • mergui1205

        Excerpt: “History and Sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands” by Kiyoshi Inoue

        At the beginning of November last year (1971), I travelled to Okinawa Prefecture for the first time, in order to study the modern history of Okinawa and the real situation of Japanese army’s decisive battle in Okinawa in World War II. Besides, I also wanted to learn about the historic struggle of local residents to against 20 years’ of US Army occupation and try to understand their thoughts and feelings as well as collect some documents.

        During my trip, I tried to get some historical documents about the so-called Senkaku Islands, in order to confirm whether they had belonged to the Ryukyu Kingdom since ancient times or not. The islands, located about 120 sea miles off Keelung City in Taiwan, between Okinawa and Fujian Province of the Chinese mainland, have become a disputed territory between Japan and China. But, due to my poor knowledge of Ryukyu, I haven’t found any documents to prove that the Senkaku Islands belonged to Ryukyu Kingdom. So I went to ask local residents.

        Thanks to the local people’s support, I received evidence to prove that none of the so-called Senkaku Islands had ever belonged to Ryukyu. Instead, they think [the islands] belong to China. Japan took these islands after the Japan-Qing Dynasty war in 1895, and renamed them the Senkaku Islands in 1900 (the 33rd year of Meiji).

      • mergui1205

        In June 2004, Japanese professor Tadayoshi Murata of Yokohama National University, published “Senkaku Islands vs the Diaoyu Islands Dispute” (some info is here) and supports that “Since the Ming Dynasty, Chinese maps and documents of many kinds marked Diaoyu Islands, Huangwei Islands, Chiwei Islands as being lying within the territory of China”. His 2nd book in 2013: “Origin of Japan’s territorial issues – Official documents do not reflect the Truth”.

        The island did not appear in the Map of Great Japan in 1876 drew by Japan’s General Staff Office of the Ministry of Army . Japan’s claim of its purported “discovery in 1884″ of the Diaoyu Islands contradicts with the navigation map in its own 1783 historical document Sankoku Tsuran Zusetsu published by prominent Japanese military scholar Hayashi Shihei clearly stating the island a part of China . The inconvenient Truth behind the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands . What does the view of some Japanese scholars tell us ? . Small islands � Big problem: Senkaku/Diaoyu

        Japanese Professor Murata said, “We tend to take the opinion of the government, political parties and media as being the correct views and accept them readily; however, those opinions do not necessarily represent the truth. To us scholars, what is important is what is real, what is true, not the national interest; over this point, political parties and media have the same problem.”

    • tennesseetuxedo59

      time to build infrastructures


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