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Japan’s White Paper Identifies Taiwan As Key Tool In Containing China

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Japan’s White Paper Identifies Taiwan As Key Tool In Containing China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (L) meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (C) at his office in Tokyo on March 16, 2021. (Photo by KIM KYUNG-HOON / POOL / AFP)

Japan’s growing militarism aims to curb Chinese influence in the region.

Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst

For the first time in its annual defense review, Japan directly mentioned the need to improve security and stability around Taiwan. On July 13, the Japanese Ministry of Defense published its newest “White Paper”, which for the first time devoted a special section to the Taiwan issue. Undoubtedly the publication is sending a message to Beijing and demonstrates Tokyo’s intentions to more heavily intervene in the Taiwan issue. This not only adversely affects the situation in the Taiwan Strait, but also creates additional risks and problems in trying to achieve peace and stability in the region.

Last year’s Japanese defense report noted that the overall military balance between Beijing and Taiwan, with the former considering the latter a rebel province, is shifting in favor of mainland China. The 2021 White Paper also expressed this and for the first time it highlighted the potential instability around Taiwan. The White Paper outlined that more attention should be paid to the crisis situation as mainland China has increased its military activity against what it calls a rebel province, the U.S. is selling weapons to Taiwan, and the island is also focusing on developing its own military equipment.

The White Paper states that the U.S. clearly shows its pro-Taiwan stance militarily through the sale of weapons and the passage of ships through the Taiwan Strait. Japan believes that it is unlikely that China will come to a concession with the U.S. on the Taiwan issue. Both Beijing and Taiwan believe in One China, but the latter refuses to accept the rule of the Chinese Communist Party, hence the instability in the Taiwan Strait. Japan noted for the first time in its official defense document about a crisis in the region due to rising tensions around Taiwan, and pointed to mainland China as the source of the crisis, being under the influence and pressure of the U.S.

In the U.S., the Japanese statement on Taiwan is welcomed. However, by adopting a hostile policy towards the Taiwan issue, Tokyo could be the biggest loser in the dispute. Since this is about the militarisation of East Asia and Japan’s willingness to increase its military role and involving itself in regional issues, it can be expected that hostilities against China will increase. Beijing however does have the capabilities, through military and economic means, to counter Taiwan’s threats of succession, even if they do have Japanese assistance.

Japan also has the risk of limiting its own geopolitical influence if it chooses to completely adhere to U.S. interests in the region rather than having a pan-Asian outlook. It could lead to the decline of Japan’s international influence and prestige if regional countries are forced to choose between Tokyo and Beijing.

The defense review was approved by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet and presents China as the main issue for Japan’s national security. China’s military threats, along with the lack of transparency in its defense policy, has become a concern for the region according to the White Paper. The report calls on China to play a more active role in cooperation with regional countries and the international community to ease tensions.

However, the White Paper actually reflects a lack of flexibility in Japan’s diplomacy and does not contribute to the development of Sino-Japanese relations, especially if we consider their participation in the anti-China QUAD bloc, which also comprises the U.S., India and Australia.

As in previous years, the Japanese Ministry of National Defense exaggerated the Chinese threat. Although China receives widespread scorn for its claims over the South China Sea, it must be noted that nearly all disputants over the region have unrealistic claims. It is also worth remembering that China has not been at war since 1979, a far cry from almost every other global and regional power in the world.

Beijing has expressed willingness to resolve issues through dialogue. However, Japan is now presenting itself as preferring to contain China, hence its newfound willingness to use Taiwan as a pressure point to limit Beijing’s influence in the region.

According to a report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in April 2020, in 2019 Japan ranked ninth in military spending – about $47.6 billion dollars. This increased to $51.7 billion on April 1, 2021. With Japan now a member of the U.S.-led QUAD, boosting its military budget year-on-year, and openly expressing Taiwan as part of its military planning, the country is undoubtedly becoming more hostile towards China.

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The Black Terror

Very symbolic picture of a sneaky Jap midget bowing before his Sasquatch Gorilla and Zionist masters. The Jap is a really shameless little peon.

Marco Polo
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Marco Polo
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block

japanese are smarter than China? 245℅ debt to gdp and the largest holder of usd reserves with 1/10th the population of China.

Yes they are very intelligent. They created robotic seal pups for their elderly to cuddle. What progress…

Marco Polo
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Muay Thai

bruh man. all asians are the same. a pawn is a pawn. no need to distinguish.

Marco Polo

You unwittingly resort to reverse-racism, the final goal of Cultural Marxism.
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You also confuse “Western” and “American” problems with Asian problems projected onto Europe and America through Christianity which is interconnected with eastern occultism that held ancient Asiatic empires together.

Most of China’s economic success stems from trading with Europe and America, whose jewish elite are beginning to leech onto China after their systematic planned collapse of America.

From Slave to Emperor: Famous Historians on the Racial Reasons for the Decline of the Roman Empire
https://ostarapublications.com/product/from-slave-to-emperor-famous-historians-on-the-racial-reasons-for-the-decline-of-the-roman-empire/

Did-White People Invent The Idea of Race?
http://www.amren.com/videos/2021/07/did-white-people-invent-the-idea-of-race/

[No. Jared Taylor demolishes this stupid and dangerous fable.

Al-Mas’udi was a 10th century historian known as the Herodotus of the Arabs. He wrote that the Zanj “are people of black color, flat noses, kinky hair, and little understanding or intelligence.”

Muslims also took whites as slaves, but there was a distinction. They were called mamluk, which means “owned.” Only black slaves were called “’abd,” and the word became so associated with blacks that in many Arabic dialects, “’abd” means both black and slave. The popular first name Abdullah means “slave of God.”

A mamluk, or white slave, could rise to become a general or a provincial governor. This was virtually impossible for a black slave.

Muslims prized white women as sex slaves. The Englishman Edward Lane lived in Egypt from 1833 to 1835, and wrote a book called An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians.

He wrote that a white slave girl cost six to 20 times as much as a black slave girl.

That’s a high price to pay for a social construct invented by Europeans.

People discover race wherever they go. Arab traders brought black slaves to China during the Tang Dynasty, which was from 690 to 907. They were considered hopelessly stupid. One Chinese wrote this of black slaves: “After having been kept a long time they begin to understand the language of human beings, though they themselves cannot speak it.”

The Japanese shut their country up for 200 years until 1853. They were astonished at the sight of Europeans. Here is an 1861 print. Note the crowd of Japanese goggling at these strange creatures.

These whites would have looked as exotic to the Japanese as a baboons or zebras. Note how differently the facial features of Japanese and Europeans are drawn.
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https://thuletide.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/ashkenazi-iq-as-high-as-they-claim/

[Lying about IQ scores, who would do such a thing?

The Chinese as a people are renowned for rampant cheating and fraud when it comes to intelligence and academic tests of all natures.

How Sophisticated Test Scams From China Are Making Their Way Into the U.S.
The Atlantic, 2016 (http://archive.vn/SVxsy)

China “Cheats” the PISA Exams
The Diplomat, 2013 (http://archive.vn/uXaZj)

China is Cheating the World Student Rankings System
Time Magazine, 2013 (http://archive.vn/g9Au7)

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower
New York Times, 2017 (http://archive.vn/UlIBe – they even cheat at science)

Fake Chinese IQ studies
A detailed blog post (http://archive.vn/cnpJq)

Edit: Someone pointed out that the author of this blog has an Environmental Determinist agenda, which is true. However, the author arguing for the invalid theory of Environmental Determinism doesn’t invalidate the argument that Chinese IQ scores are faked.

Chinese average IQ is likely to be almost a full standard deviation lower than the Chinese claim it to be.]

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Marco Polo

Race, Ethnicity, and “Racism” in Greco-Roman Society
https://thuletide.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/race-ethnicity-and-racism-in-greco-roman-society/

[The insane theory that “racism” is a modern invention can be debunked by studying almost any pre-modern civilization. There is copious written and archaeological evidence that humans have always racially and ethnically categorized one another in some shape or form, just as we have always categorized plants, animals, landscapes, and so on. Although, it may not always have been conducted in the precise, systemic manner that it is today, the fact that humans are natural-born categorizers cannot be denied.

Ancient civilizations from Rome to China have produced numerous detailed ethnographies and histories, comparing and contrasting the behaviors and appearances of the various peoples they encountered throughout the world.

See, for example:
Chinese ‘Records of the Grand Historian’ by Sima Qian (94 BC)
Roman ‘Natural History’ by Pliny (77 AD), ‘Germania’ by Tacitus (98 AD)
Greek ‘Histories’ by Herodotus (430 BC)
Egyptian ‘Book of Gates’ (1500 BC)]

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Marco Polo

Note I’m not referring to you in particular, just a few users who comment here. My comments are obviously off topic.

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Muay Thai

im Asian but agree. 2 pawns of the Zionist master: a silverback & chinaman.

Simon Ndiritu

Japan may be nuked anew by it’s US masters, the head QUAD, which has no direction. Also, it’s economy is stagnant and it’s population in serious decline. I wonder how the above matters are not a it’s priority

Marco Polo

The US is a puppet regime for the jewish supremacists, China is their next puppet.

Marco Polo

Japan would never be nuked by the United States, I can only see North Korea thinking of nuking Japan for WW2 (no matter that several decades have passed) and the presence of US bases.

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block

Years ago the japanese agree to sell enriched uranium to Iran. Months later Fukushima happens. Who was contracted for certain maintenance of their nuclear reactors? A zionist company. Research it.

Simon Ndiritu

Very interesting view

block

Thank you. jens is a 24/7 diaper wearer. A stooge for his perverted government.

block

Taiwan has fronted an idiotic imposter, tsai ing wen. A fool of a woman who has spent many years being groomed in london.

The Russians have set the tone on how to deal with japanese traitors. The Kuril islands are Russian territory.

The nine dash line that the Chinese have historical claims to should likewise not tolerate western controlled japanese military adventurism.

Unfortunately the japanese are still a western colony, without honour or dignity.

block

American garbage crash their tilt rotor aircraft in japanese neighborhoods killing civilians. They rape & murder women and children from Okinawa.

Sick western garbage….occupiers.

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