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Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties amid China threat

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As if they were going to stop China with that skit, pathetic..

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Do you really think an American is actually afraid of China?

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Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties amid China threat

Could also read.....

Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties to threaten China.

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The Chinese missiles were not "test"-fired! They were real and had a definite military strategic purpose. Japan must wake up to face the real and serious China threat. It should start arms sale to Asian countries to help the beef up their defense. A good start is to sell diesel submarines or the technology to Taiwan. That has to be done quickly.

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It would be Japan's first change to its long-term security and diplomacy policy guideline since it was adopted in 2013.

I just have to laugh when reading stuff like this ^.

Hello! China was a threat to Japan, Taiwan and SK when it starting making artificial islans in the SCS over a decade ago. All gas and oil is shipped via the SCS. Oil & gas suppliers were very anxious back then. Obama just ignored them, and so too every defense ministers and foreign mministers.

They keep acknowledging the China threat, but listens to the likes of Uniqlo and other China dependent corporations.

As it is, Chinese nuke subs are having the upper hand, and are undetectable. Their navy can now block all entrances to the SCS. See a pattern? Look to Russia/Ukraine, do you want to depend on China for your energy security?

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Saw a story yesterday about how China is really afraid of western countries cutting them off from the capital markets. Said they were backing off the Taiwan unification by any means, including force. They (CCP) see what Russia is doing in Ukraine as a very different war than what they wish to have happen with Taiwan.

Every time I see Taiwan "reunification" anywhere, I laugh a little. China and Taiwan were never unified, so they cannot be "re-unified."

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Mr KiplingToday 10:17 am JST

Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties amid China threat

Could also read.....

Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties to threaten China.

Except they are not threatening China or anyone in the region. China on the other hand threatens Taiwan daily, anyone who visits Taiwan, ships sailing in international waters and when a patrol plane flies in international air space in the region in accordance with international laws.

Why people never ever see what is in front of them and continue to deny the threats China is constantly making is obvious. They hate anyone not supporting Chinese claims on others territories, on international area's and anyone that disputes China's claims of sovereignty over other independent nations. That hatred of others and ignoring Chinese belligerence will get nobody anywhere and attempting to justify Chinese actions using history of the wrongs of others is pointless in proving China is not in the wrong. It cements the fact they ARE in the wrong right now.

Philippines fear Chinese belligerence. As does Japan and basically everyone in the region. Thats why they work together. Not to oppose a friendly China, but to oppose the hostile, territory grabbing angry China as lead by Jinping XI.

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Look at all the wars and armed conflicts ongoing around the world right now.

What's the common denominator?

It's not China

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ianToday  05:46 pm JST

Look at all the wars and armed conflicts ongoing around the world right now.

What's the common denominator?

It's not China

So that somehow negates China's continued threat to invade Taiwan?

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More like makes it inevitable

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@OssanJapan

Chinese victory over Taiwan is likewise not inevitable.

Actually the Chinese conquest of Taiwan is INEVITABLE, unlike the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

1) Taiwan will be naval-blockaded by the PLA, ensuring no weapons re-supply is possible.

2) China will commit five times the troop strength into Taiwan invasion than Russians did.

3) Japan refuses to let US launch military intervention from Okinawa due to the fear of China declaring Japan an enemy combat state and bombard Tokyo with thousands of ballistic missiles.

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US nuking another country might make a world a better place?

Really, you should consider carefully what goes inside your head

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As it is, Chinese nuke subs are having the upper hand, and are undetectable.

The Chinese boats are not as quiet as the best Russian subs and nowhere near as quiet as the best western designs. We tracked Soviet SSNs and SSBNs as a matter of routine and knew each individual unit by its unique acoustic signature. Every sub sounds just a little bit different, even two subs of the same class, as components wear unevenly. Same for surface ships.

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China will commit five times the troop strength into Taiwan invasion than Russians did.

Sure thing. Move 1 million troops. Easy peasy, right Generalissimo? China could not even move a force the size the Russians committed to Ukraine across the Taiwan Strait and keep them supplied. They don't have the amphibious lift to do it. I don't think the US could move the 200,000 troops Russia committed to fight in Ukraine in one amphibious lift. It took the US six months to build up the forces needed to push Iraqi forces out of Kuwait and everyone in the world knew about it.

Taiwan will be naval-blockaded by the PLA, ensuring no weapons re-supply is possible

China will need many weeks to put together a force large enough to invade Taiwan. It will not go unnoticed that China is amassing forces in their ports and bringing amphibious ships in to load. It is not as if the west won't have plenty of warning that China intends to invade and muster forces to protect Taiwan including laying aerial minefields down the Taiwan Strait. Don't assume that the PLAN, with no naval combat experience in the age of steel ships (the last time China fought a naval battle it was against the Royal Navy and they were defeated in about ten minutes of intense combat), can just naturally defeat the US, Japanese, Australian and other allied navies defending Taiwan.

A good start is to sell diesel submarines or the technology to Taiwan. That has to be done quickly.

Taiwan has a class of eight new DE boats under construction with technical assistance from multiple countries. The first boat of the class should launch next year.

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