Tuesday, November 04, 2014

That's How China Rolls

China insists that Japan's interception of Chinese aircraft sent to crowd Japan's air space must stop. Of course China says that. That's how China rolls.

Japan's response rather than China's actions must stop, according to Peking:

China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns.

China also insists that missile defense radars are "destabilizing".

Sadly, some in the West have internalized China's logic and believe Japanese efforts to defend their territory risk tensions.

Because that's how China rolls.

And how they expect others to submit. Like China expects India to submit under pressure:

Much of the global attention paid to China’s territorial assertiveness has focused on maritime conflicts in the East China Sea and the South China Sea that have stoked tensions with Japan, the U.S. and some Southeast Asian nations.

But China is also making a less-noticed push in the west to enforce claims along its 2,200-mile (3,400-kilometer) frontier with India. India says the number of what it describes as Chinese “transgressions” across the two countries’ ill-defined boundary has climbed sharply—to more than 400 last year from 213 in 2011.

China's territorial claims seem to match their military capabilities to enforce claims.

Russia could take note. Or does Putin think Russia is an exception?