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3 Chinese navy ships circumnavigate Japan as Tokyo remains on alert

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Chinese navies version of stalking.

Whats next....calling the Japanese Captains phone with heavy breathing ?

Pathetic.

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China is asking for this

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let them burn their fuel out, I'm pretty sure Japan won't let them any closer than they should. China sure loves its psy ops and has the chops for it. I'd really love to see one of these PLA-N ships capsize in an accident or run aground and have to call for help from the JCG.

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If the Chinese navy circumnavigate Japan then the Japanese navy should go and circumnavigate China!

Two can play at this game!

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War or threats of war use a lot of oil. Oil is expensive.

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If the Chinese navy circumnavigate Japan then the Japanese navy should go and circumnavigate China!

Two can play at this game!

Nope. Japan does not need to play petty games like the pathetic PRC. Japan already has every square inch of the Chinese coastline surveyed.

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is this really news? Chinese navy ships are sailing through international waters, as is their right.

They aren’t breaking any laws, they aren’t doing anything that other navies aren’t doing, so why is this made into a story? Are we reporting on everytime US navy sails in the vicinity of Japan or say China?? If not, why not?

we are looking at standard procedures and giving them attention whilst we don’t do the same thing if US, UK or other navies do the same thing.

This is how threat inflation works. Focus on something fairly normal, ignore the fact that this isn’t in any way extraordinary, and create the impression something is more dangerous than is warranted. Very crude but going by the comments under this article effective nonetheless.

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If the Chinese navy circumnavigate Japan then the Japanese navy should go and circumnavigate China!

Two can play at this game!

circumnavigating China is a bit of a trip as that would involve sailing around the whole Eurasian continent.

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It will be wise if Japan stops provoking China.

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is this really news? Chinese navy ships are sailing through international waters, as is their right.

It's not news, it's Kyodo gaslighting their readers, part of the endless drip drip drip of manufactured consent for anti-Chinese action.

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If any uninvited warship crosses into the 12nm boundary, use force to have them removed.

If they don't cross the 12nm boundary, it is called "freedom of navigation" and perfectly legal. There is plenty of ocean between Okinawa and Miyakojima.

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Japan should just say "We'll be watching, but you're free to do that in International Waters. Why? We abide by international conventions and treaties . . . . ."

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I don’t think China will invade Japan with 3 little boats. They have one of the biggest navies in the world and over 40000 fishing boats that can be armed with sea to land missiles in hours.

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You must be running out of articles to print, this is not news.

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Someone should start boat tours of FOLLOWING the chinese ships ...just tag along side of them and flip them off. Lol

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Omg...Omg they are navigating !

Passive agressive panic superiority complex alert.

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Toshihiro

I'm pretty sure Japan won't let them any closer than they should

Pretty sure huh ?

Well..hiro san not to burst you're bubble but Japan has allowed the armed Chinese coastguard to enter the city limits of the yaeyama islands every few days for almost 3 years now.

Please inform me what exactly has Japan done to not let them enter Japanese city limits ?

I regret to inform you that Japan's whining and moaning and whimpering about it verbally hasn't achieved anything but amusement for the Chinese.

Japan knows full well from historical experience that unless it stops China in it's tracks that China will just continue pushing forward.

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Creepy China go home.

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@Wil

The Japanese are a pretty persistent people so I wouldn’t doubt that it is possible!

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Japan already has every square inch of the Chinese coastline surveyed

You mean what the Chinese consider their coastline or what the Japanese consider their coastline ?

As far as square inches is concerned size yes it definitely matters.

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@kurisupisu

Japanese navy should go circumnavigate China

You do realize that China isn't a country surrounded by water like Japan ?

That makes it a wee bit difficult to circumnavigate China now doesn't it !

Very entertaining thankyou.

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The Japanese are pretty persistent people

Are you sure about that ?

The Japanese government and the Japanese people are not all in agreement.

Unless of course your referring to persistently dithering as in drastically rushing or slowly moving and in circles.

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Doesn't really sound like they entered Japanese maritime territory or airspace, so what?

We know there's an election coming. We know that Kishida is losing ground due to the rise in consumer prices. But, puh-lease, can we cut the BS???

What's the next headline for Kyodo? "China is full of Chinese!"? "*China only 3,136.53 km away from Japan!*"?

This is getting silly...

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Chinese ships sailing in international waters just like every other navy in the world....

Why is there no report every time a US or British ship sails in international waters?

Because it is not news and does not fit the propaganda mandate.

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LDP lawmakers must be exulting at this because the circumnavigation of a Chinese flotilla around the Japanese archipelago will certainly boost the LDP’s support rate in the coming upper house elections nationwide and the gubernatorial election in Okinawa in November. So, is China giving a helping hand to the LDP in spite of itself?

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TARA TAN KITAOKAToday  08:35 am JST

It will be wise if Japan stops provoking China.

Did you even read the headline? Who sent their navy where?

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Mr KiplingToday  03:03 pm JST

Chinese ships sailing in international waters just like every other navy in the world....

Why is there no report every time a US or British ship sails in international waters?

Because it is not news and does not fit the propaganda mandate.

Right on to that.

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@Wil

Circumnavigating China is a bit of a trip as that would involve sailing around the whole Eurasian continent

But that still wouldn't be circumnavigating China because it's impossible to sail around China's .

China isn't an island .

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The Chinese navy is practising "Freedom of Navigation in East China Sea, the sea for Chinese in the east!

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They’re probably looking for some unoccupied islands. Japan had better stick some flags n them before the Chinese do.

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@OssanAmericaJ

TARA TAN KITAOKAToday  08:35 am JST

It will be wise if Japan stops provoking China.

Did you even read the headline? Who sent their navy where?

...While you should start reading the actual article for a change.

"circumnavigated the Japanese archipelago", "in nearby waters", "through waters between Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island", "sailing in the Sea of Japan", "near the Okinawan islands", "near Japan ", "after circling around the country (i.e. Japan)".

Not one single mention of actually entering Japanese waters.

Here a much clearer visualization of the situation...

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14656650

...with a clear-cut verdict:

But a high-ranking Defense Ministry official said Japan must “view the situation calmly and not go beyond the limits of provocation,” since there has been no confirmation that Chinese ships or jets ever entered Japanese territorial waters or airspace.

That's just your usual Kyodo gaslighting of tossing around geographical locations but never clarifying what actually happened...But hey, it's election-time, so all hands are needed on deck and all votes in the ballot box, eh?

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