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Japan sends three vessels to South China Sea in anti-submarine exercise

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The United States has accused China of militarizing the South China Sea and trying to intimidate Asian neighbors who might want to exploit the area's extensive oil and gas reserves.

China's state-backed Global Times newspaper, noting the latest Japanese drills, said on Saturday that the frequent conducting of military activities in the South China Sea is not conducive to the security and stability of the area, and is firmly opposed by China.

These two paragraphs are hilarious given the US has militarized the world to intimidate everyone and China has conducted constant military activities in the South China Sea.

China needs to learn that the name of a place does not confer sovereignty. If that we’re true, jolly old England would have sovereignty over a number of places in the US.

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Of course nobody mentions that the sonar, radar and munitions murder thousands and thousands of dolphins, whales and other marine life.

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Go Japan.

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Excellent news. Good for the MSDF, and good for PM Suga. Let the Commies know that Japan WILL stand up for freedom of the seas and rule of law, even as neighbors like Philippines and Vietnam seem too scared and lacking in any fight.

Id love Japan and Taiwan to conduct joint exercises in the area and confront Commie ships.

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confront Commie ships.

How can a ship have a political viewpoint? Ships are shaped metal objects.

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“Commie ships“ means ships manned by communists.

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Of course nobody mentions that the sonar, radar and munitions murder thousands and thousands of dolphins, whales and other marine life.

Certain very low frequency active sonars can harm marine mammals at close range. Those sonars are not used by combat ships generally but by specially equipped SURTASS ships. Radar has no effect on marine life at all. It is strictly and above the surface sensor. The article makes no mention of life munitions being used and normally in an ASW exercise they are not used as the goal is to be as quiet as possible while tracking a submarine. Likewise the sub tries to be as quiet as possible to avoid detection. In general active sonars are seldom used as they immediately give your presence and position away to your enemy.

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such provocative actions

Japan is teasing China to spark a War that US want. Japan will finance the war and watch US troops in action on SONY TV with Pop corn

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U watch us and we watch u.what a waste of time and money. There are satelites.

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"Of course nobody mentions that the sonar, radar and munitions murder thousands and thousands of dolphins, whales and other marine life."

LOL, I am sure the marine life is the last thing Vietnam is worried about.

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China purged its history with fire and bullets when turning communist.

Now China says thousands of years ago Chinese fishermen were claiming islands and seas for future China and that somehow translates to having continuing ownership, now that they want the islands and seas.

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Very important drills in view of the significant part that submarines will lay in any future conflicts. But for these drills one needs a submarine(s). Did any other country, presumably including Japan, also seeking exercises and drills provide that?

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"Id love Japan and Taiwan to conduct joint exercises in the area and confront Commie ships.#

Before you fight a bully you better go to weight room first. In other words, Japan needs to build her naval strength. We need full deck aircraft carriers, supply ships, frigates and so on. But most important, we need to get rid of the repugnant article 9. Then China and North Korea can experience the full might of the Japanese nation.

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China is constantly checking the readiness of all the free nations in Asia. They are the snake in a garden of Eden. Japan needs to be vigilant and stand strong. Check mate this bully, this provocateur...

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There is something called the status quo.

Is anyone in the region testing the boundaries or trying to change the status quo? Perhaps China wants to either roll things back to some imagined Golden Age, or to create a new presence at the expense of others? Or both?

If so, is it wrong to want to stop, or oppose that expansion or hegemony?

Other than Chinese hegemony, I cannot see anyone else in the Indo-Pacific area who is trying to expand their own influence.

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normal practice for zhina paper tiger : keep complaining and complaining like a child

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The beauty of Chines producy is the fail mid way same with Crying PLA troops for eg the Ladakh LAC incident in India n the only durable product China has produced is the COVID19(China Originated Viral Infectious Diseases 2019) COVID 19 Pro Max might b release in Nov-Dec again

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indigoToday  09:40 am JST

such provocative actions

“Japan is teasing China to spark a War that US want. Japan will finance the war and watch US troops in action on SONY TV with Pop corn”

What you been smoking indigo?

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I second that Kobe White Bar Owner!!

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And tit-for-tat, China can doing same thing of naval operations in east China sea, countries has no idea China owns the Hainan island, a stronghold and a convient leverage in south China sea for heavy bombers carrying cruise missiles! In peace time...well anyone can doing whatever in the international waters to show off your might!

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On Friday, a Chinese military spokesperson said the U.S. destroyer John McCain had entered waters around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea without China's permission,

Poor China does not realize that America does not need it's permission to sail in those "international waters".

China should be careful or it will get itself into trouble.

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Good for Japan. And all nations who believe in free navigation through International Waters. The South and East China Seas are not Chinese waters, and the nine dash line is total nonsense as ruled by an International tribunal, the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

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“Commie ships“ means ships manned by communists.

Do you really believe trump that Chinese are communists? Do you really believe America is “United” states? BLM, KKK, blue vs red?

chinese are enterprise capitalists. Traders. You brainwashed dudes have probably never been to China except on Fox News.

BTW (I’ve been there and lived there.)

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" presumably including Japan, also seeking exercises and drills provide that?"

Try reading the article's first paragraph, at the very least.

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Very important drills in view of the significant part that submarines will lay in any future conflicts. But for these drills one needs a submarine(s). Did any other country, presumably including Japan, also seeking exercises and drills provide that?

JMSDF has the best non-nuclear subs in the world and quite a few of them. Of course if you are at sea on a JMSDF ship or in the air in one of their maritime patrol aircraft and just happen to encounter a Russian or Chinese sub (or American too, gasp !) you are going to try to track and see if the sub realizes it is being tracked and takes action to break your track. JMSDF in my experience is about the best ASW navy in the world.

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GO JAPAN !!..

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Kobe White Bar OwnerOct. 11  02:29 pm JST

What you been smoking indigo?

the truth with a subtle sense of humor.

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@indigo

you can smoke truth?

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This only proves that Japan has a military and not an SDF as so often claimed. Its a bad move as it only legitimizes any claims the Chinese might make about Japan not following its own constitution and being "rogue", and as untrustworthy as it was prior to WWII.

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