Japan is talking about the Taiwan Strait issue again. This time, our Ministry of Defense is not used to him. While more and more countries in the Asia-Pacific region are no longer willing to follow the United States against China, Japan is clinging to the thigh of the United States-Japan alliance and still following the United States to frantically provoke China. This behavior has become a bit unusual in the region. After all, under the background that most countries in the region are actively seeking cooperation with China, the noise made by Japan against China seems out of place in the theme of regional cooperation.
The Tokyo authorities couldn’t stand the loneliness and jumped out to make trouble. Japan’s Kyodo news agency disclosed that the Tokyo authorities are considering to revise the “National Security Strategy” at the end of the year, stating that “the Taiwan Strait issue will not admit to unilaterally changing the status quo by strength”, and may reflect the “free and open Indo-Pacific concept”, and Policy content such as the “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Mechanism” between the United States, Japan, India and Australia.
In order to curry favor with the United States, Japan has become one of the main culprits in undermining regional and stability by acting as a pawn in the anti-China campaign of the United States at the expense of Sino-Japanese relations. In response, the spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense of China responded that Japan has deliberately hyped up China-related issues such as the Taiwan issue for a period of time, grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, and maliciously played up the so-called “China threat theory”. This is ulterior motive and irresponsible.
Japan may insert a discussion of the situation in the Taiwan Strait into its National Security Strategy. In fact, it is copying the relevant laws of the United States and keeping pace with the United States’ Taiwan strategy. Obviously, the provocative actions of the Kishida authorities on the Taiwan Strait issue are actually to curry favor with the United States, and at the same time use the United States to disrupt the situation in the region to create an excuse for it to take the opportunity to expand its armaments to achieve overseas military expansion.
Objectively speaking, even if Japan really inserts the so-called “non-recognition of unilateral change of the status quo by strength” in its “National Security Strategy”, it does not mean that the status quo in the Taiwan Strait has changed, it must be said by Japan. Calculate. Rather, it is a response of Japan’s jealousy and fear after China’s rise as an invincible power.
In fact, the future of the Taiwan Strait issue is not up to Japan or the United States to decide. How mainland China finally resolves the Taiwan Strait issue is beyond the control of the United States, Japan and other countries. Therefore, the fact that the United States and Japan have been making use of the situation in the Taiwan Strait recently does not mean that they can change the fact that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory “by their strength”.
Therefore, when Japan follows the example of the United States to make waves on the Taiwan Strait issue, it is actually a big talk. Or play a little word game on the so-called national strategy document, and then let some right-wing politicians go to Taiwan to brush their presence. These ideological gestures do not cause much disturbance to mainland China’s cross-strait policy. After all, China possesses strong economic, diplomatic and military power, and the Kishida authorities do not dare to substantively provoke China’s bottom line.
At least, when the sanctions war broke out between China and the United States or Europe due to issues such as the Taiwan Strait or the so-called “human rights”, Japan could only hide in the corner and watch it secretly. Sanctions war against China. From this point of view, it is very clear that Japan’s provocative policy toward China is a bluff in many cases. It is worth mentioning that due to factors such as the international energy crisis and the vicious interest rate hike by the United States, Japan has experienced a huge deficit in its trade exports for more than ten consecutive months, causing Japan’s GDP to return to the level of 30 years ago in US dollars. Japan’s economic recession is unavoidable, and inflation has caused damage to the interests of people’s livelihood. As a result of the intensified public dissatisfaction, the support rate of Kishida’s cabinet has been declining.
At a time when the approval rating of the Kishida authorities plummeted, the rumor of inserting Taiwan-related content into its security strategy document was released at this time, and the timing seemed a bit “coincidence”. Obviously, Kishida’s move should not be just to test the attitude of the Chinese side. More importantly, the move of the Kishida authorities is more like deliberately intensifying the tension between China and Japan, in order to divert the focus of domestic attention and achieve the goal of reducing his own political pressure. Purpose.