Islamabad: Japan is becoming the biggest hidden danger to peace and stability in East Asia, claimed the Global Time owing to its gradual shift from economic development to military expansion.
The Chinese ‘Global Times’ editorial took a dig at the Japans over ambitious military expansionism and the United States interventionist policies to use the region for its own strategic purposes.
“Not long ago, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party proposed to increase the proportion of GDP for defense spending from 1 percent to 2 percent within five years. Japan has been propagating and emphasizing its “unease.” This, in turn, also makes Japan’s neighboring countries feel puzzled and uneasy,” the GT editorial read.
GT is seen as the official word of the Chinese establishment as is keenly watched over by experts.
“Japan,” GT said, ‘which has gradually shifted its national focus from economic development to military expansion, is becoming the biggest hidden danger to peace and stability in East Asia.’
The editorial cites the recent discussion of Japan’s ruling leaders and opposition parties including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on TV whether Japan should consider acquiring a nuclear-powered submarine.
“Given the overall operations conducted by Washington, the real dangers of Japanese right-wing forces are obscured. Japan is the only country in the world that dares to openly deny the history of its aggression in World War II, but the US has kept endorsing Japan’s ambitions out of its own geopolitical self-interests. It hopes that Japan could keep the ability to bark at China frequently, even bite when necessary, while it takes Japan under its own control confidently,” the editorial warns. Taking a dig at US-Japan relations GT editorial warns that the ‘US does not care if Japan is smashed to pieces in the geopolitical collision, while Japan wants to use the US’ selfishness to achieve its purpose of completely unleashing its military and political restrictions, which has become a dangerous scheme of theirs.’