JAPAN WILL TAKE U.S. AS ITS IMAGINARY ENEMY AFTER TAKING TOUGH STANCE TOWARDS CHINA
People's Daily Online 2013-01-10
The Japanese media “Sankei Shimbun” reported that seeing China’s marine surveillance aircraft have normalized the cruise over the waters around the Diaoyu Islands, the Japanese government has begun to discuss countermeasures, including the firing of flame tracer as warning by the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force. In this regard, Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, renowned military expert and director of the Advisory Committee for Informatization of the PLA Navy under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), expressed that taking tough stance on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands is but the first step in Japan’s attempt to become a normal country. Its second step is very likely to assume the United States as the imaginary enemy. For example, after modifying the Peace Constitution, it may try to tamper with the international order established after World War II and deny its responsibility in the past wars.
In speaking of what kind of mindset is reflected in a series of measures that Japan has taken, Yin Zhuo expressed that Japan harbors a conspicuous mindset to use the tough stance against China on the issue of Diaoyu Islands as the first step in its attempt to become a normal country and then change its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) into National Defense Forces. The next step is to revise its constitution and make Japan a country with the right to wage wars.
“Presently, Japan is still in the first step of taking China as the imaginary enemy, which is a pleasant thing for the United States to see. That’s why the U.S. acquiesces in what Japan is doing. However, if it does happen that the constitution is revised in the next step and the SDF is changed into National Defense Forces, the U.S. will have to be alert,” said Yin Zhuo.
By Huang Zijuan