9/16/2012

A naked Japanese lie






The ownership of Diaoyutai is now the hottest topic in East Asia and could turn into an open military conflict. The conflicting claims to the island put set aside by Deng Xiaoping and the Japanese govt for the near future and to be determined by the wisdom of future generations. This brought about a period of stability when things were kept at status quo.

The latest development arose when Japan fabricated a lie, producing a Japanese owner of the island and trying to conduct a sales/purchase agreement of the island among the Japanese militants and the Japanese govt, ignoring completely the rights and interest of China and the sensitivity of the Chinese people.

Since the annexation of the island, which is a historical fact in 1895, Diaoyutai was officially taken over by the Japanese and renamed Senkaku. The Japanese even quoted its authority over the island by this official commentary, ‘Japan incorporated the Islands into Okinawa Prefecture after conducting thorough surveys from 1885 on, while ascertaining carefully that these islands had been uninhabited and showed no trace of having been under the control of any state including China.’

The arrogant Japanese ignored completely the ownership of the island by China since the Ming Dynasty in the 15th Century, and as they put it, since nobody was there when they conducted the survey, they could take it over. This kind of arrogant logic would allow Japan to take over any island even today if they conduct a survey and conclude by themselves that no one was controlling it. There must be plenty of islands in the Philippines and Indonesia that can be annexed by the Japanese.

Diaoyutai is no uninhabited island in the vast Pacific Ocean. It was Chinese territory since the Ming Dynasty. And Japan is claiming that those were not historical records but the annexation of the island in 1895 was. No need to look further back.

The situation has come to a boil and it may be time for China to reclaim the islands and help the Liuchiu Islanders to regain their independence from Japan. The Liuchiu Islands, annexed by Japan and called Ryukyu Islands, were an independent kingdom that paid homage to the Qing Dynasty. The islands are now sacrificed as the military base of the US and host to nuclear weapons. They would have to bear the brunt of a first attack should war breaks out. It would be opportune for the islanders to declare independence from Japan and become an independent country again, free from foreign dominations, and free from the risk of a nuclear attack.

China has sent 6 surveillance ships to patrol the Diaoyiutai and would encounter the patrol ships of the Japanese coast guard. This is no time for blinking, having come so far, with the Japanese acting more aggressively in their claim on the island. A stand off and naval clash is unavoidable with the Japanese govt officially fabricating and pushing this naked lie of ownership of the island. It is unimaginable that China would surrender its territory for a naked lie.

China would not tolerate another Marco Polo Bridge Incident again and fighting Japan is a must if the provocation continues. The wisdom of the future generations appears to be now.

14 comments:

JayF said...

And pray tell why exactly would the Okinanwans want to leave Japan, with it's excellent healthcare, top infrastructure and generally high living standards.

Most young Okinawans barely speak the Ryukyu dialect and while there has been a recent surge in those who identify as Okinawans AND Japanese, those political parties find it hard to wind seats on a PTA board, much less a seat in the Diet.

As for the deployment of US forces on Okinawa, the Okinawans realise that in a nuclear exchange, there is nowhere safe either on Okinawa, the Japanese home islands or most parts of China. They may die half an hour earlier, but they'll have plenty of company soon enough.

Anonymous said...

The outrage is clearly an organised event.
Won't be surprised it was the reason behind Xi's disappearance act past week.
Normally, the chinese police would have cracked down any gathering and demonstrators by now. But this time, it's been widely allowed.
Nationalism can be a powerful tool when you best need it from your own citizens for a cause.

Proof that HKGers are right about their fear of national education - brainwashing, as they see how episode like this unfold. More below.

http://shanghaiist.com/2012/09/15/national_day_of_rage_anti-japanese.php

Anonymous said...

The Japanese will never admit they lie or are wrong, even when caught with shit between their teeth.

That can be deduced from their behavior of denial even today, of their part in the atrocities committed all over China, Korea and South East Asia.

Anonymous said...

The Okinawans are taking the first step, to free their soils from the American soldiers there. They want the Americans out.

Think they would be thinking like the Red Indians, why want to drive the Europeans out of America now when they are provided with such a nice country, with the highest standard of living, even in the reservations.

The aborigines in Australia would also want the Europeans to stay.

Anonymous said...

By the same argument, the Indians should just let the British stay in India. Same with the Malays. Why do they want independence?

Hmmm, probaly the Chinese should have just let the Europeans occupy China too.

Anonymous said...

Even if the Okinawans, Red Indians and Aborigines want to chase the whites out, they lack the guns, money and troops to do it. So, what can they do anyway with such thoughts?

Not with the Chinese. It is a different ball game.

JayF said...

"The Okinawans are taking the first step, to free their soils from the American soldiers there. They want the Americans out."

The reason they want the Americans out is because the Americans are loud, brash and drunks from the stationed troops have caused great trouble for the locals. But for every Okinanwan who wants the Americans out, I can point to another whose entire business runs on American patronage and in fact some have banned non members- (hint, non Americans) because the Americans don't mind splashing several hundred to several thousand dollars on a dinner.

"Think they would be thinking like the Red Indians, why want to drive the Europeans out of America now when they are provided with such a nice country, with the highest standard of living, even in the reservations."

Considering several Native American casinos will go bankrupt if the whites left America, yes, the Native Americans really don't want the whites to leave. Who'd drive away your best customers.

"The aborigines in Australia would also want the Europeans to stay."

Well if you can find an Aboriginie who isn't too high, drunk or generally incapcicated, you'd probably get something out of them.

"By the same argument, the Indians should just let the British stay in India. Same with the Malays. Why do they want independence? "

So being a subject without the full rights of citizenship versus being a citizen who all the rights a citizen born on the mainland is the same thing.

Learn some perspective before shaming yourself.

"Hmmm, probaly the Chinese should have just let the Europeans occupy China too."

No need for that. The Chinese prefer leaving China to go to Europe instead. Seems like they can't stand the pollution in China as well.

Of course, they'd probably find getting into Europe easier if they're carrying with them bags of ill gotten cash. Which many CCP officials are doing right now actually.

"Even if the Okinawans, Red Indians and Aborigines want to chase the whites out, they lack the guns, money and troops to do it. So, what can they do anyway with such thoughts?"

They could vote for an independence leaning party which are plentiful and perfectly legal, but it seems that even among native voting base they find it difficult to get any voter share beyond the single digits.

"Not with the Chinese. It is a different ball game"

Yep, China finds itself balancing between placating the home audience and not accidentally sparking world war 3

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The Americans had ploughed in billions into Subic and Clark and millions in the bars and pubs, turning Philippines into a sexual paradise. Even the Filipinos have some national pride to throw them out and not crawl on fours for the money thrown at them.

A people that have no pride in themselves deserved to be trampled by the powerful. The Japanese could not throw out the Americans as the latter have made them a semi colony, as America's first line of defence against the Russians and the Chinese.

In this area, the Filipinos stand taller than the Japanese and the South Koreans, both semi colonies of the US and could not do anything about it.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Japan owns it. Spoils of war lah.

China can have it back of course. All it needs to do is fight Japan, and take it by force.

There is NO OTHER solution. There is NO WAY Japan will give up those islands.

Fight already, Just do it lah!

Got bang-bang?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Both China and Japan know that the islands are the spoils of war. Both are bidding their time. China knows that it would need to fight a war with Japan to take it back. and Japan would not return unless China is strong enough to do so.

In the meantime everyone forgot the irresponsible act of the Americans to return the islands, including Okinawa to Japan for the establishment of a military base there. The victims are China and the Okinawans.

The said...

/// Matilah_Singapura said...

Japan owns it. Spoils of war lah.

China can have it back of course. All it needs to do is fight Japan, and take it by force. ///

Now you are talking sense. China should invade Japan and take it as spoil of war. After all, the Japanese probably hailed from China. Look at Kanji - copied lock, stock and barrel from Mandarin. China has 3 capital - Beijing (North capital), Nanking (South Capital), Xian (West Capital). And of course the 4th capital is to the East - Tokyo (East Capital).

rex said...

my understanding is that Taiwan and Diaoyu Islands were part of the spoils of war, i.e. Japan took control by force the entire island of Taiwan and Diaoyu from china because they won the War. After the japanese empire crumbled, Taiwan was returned but not Diaoyu, this act has the blessings of USA who wanted to keep Diaoyu as jap land because USA dont trust China and like to keep Diaoyu like okinawa for American usage to prepare against china in case it needs so.

Technically, if the Japs claim Diaoyu they might as well claim back entire of Taiwan. There is no basis to take over just Diaoyu Dao.

This will lead to world war 3, everybody wants to kill these days. December 22 was prophesied by Mayans. Maybe it's true.

Anonymous said...

Dont be superstitious.

Third World War will have
to happen and only lucky
ones will get to see it live.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

China still came out looking the weaker side. After sending 12 surveillance ships to the Diaoyu Island, Japan responded by sending in 50 patrol boats and sailing in coastal waters of the island. Chinese ships could only sail at a further distance from the shore.

While the Japanese are showing signs of challenging the Chinese, China is looking like avoiding a direct confrontation or really a losing side, afraid to take on the Japanese.

This proves two things. China could take it up the next level but did not want to do so not to be seen as big power pushing a smaller power, and also did not want to fall into the American trap of escalating the tension into a conflict.

It could also be seen as a sign that China is not ready to take on the Japanese and had to swallow its national pride by staying at the distance.

In both cases, Japan comes out the winner.