China should be mentally prepared, Japan wants to shoot China in the East Sea

Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to conduct maritime-past

Through surveillance, deterrence and other means to access to the sea north-south pincer attack on the Chinese submarine

China's summer season territorial waters very restless. Following the US-ROK military exercise in the Yellow Sea near China's political heart, "cast stone", the disputes over the South China Sea has also complicated undercurrents. July 23, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers meeting openly in China's South China Sea policy "launched an attack," suggesting the United States will clearly involved in the South China Sea, "the dispute." At the same time, as an important ally of the United States, Japan, in the South China Sea also sang the "double reed." Katsuya Okada, the Japanese foreign minister at a press conference claimed that 27 "should be in the United States and Japan to discuss an international framework of the South China Sea issue."

The two countries go to war on the South China Sea issue, difficult to hide behind the defendant's military intentions. For the "supremacy of sea power," the United States and Japan, the Chinese navy's development in recent years in the South China Sea to the two countries deeply "disturbed." After painstaking efforts in the years after the East China Sea, and now, the United States and Japan have started in southern China, the China Sea a new front, trying to block the Chinese navy to enter the Pacific "last gap."

Laid anti-submarine nets in the South China Sea

This year in April, Willard, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told Singapore's "Straits Times" interview that the U.S. must pay attention to China's growing naval strength in two areas: First, "anti-intervention" capacity building, and second, military delivery capacity of the building. The regional focus of concern in the United States, in addition to the Taiwan Strait, but also includes the East China Sea and South China Sea.

The so-called "anti-intervention," the strategy is that China is making efforts to develop a force, while these forces were called into action to stop the U.S. military forces into the Taiwan Strait and China's coastal areas, or to sea. United States believes that China's submarine force is the development of "anti-intervention" strategy will focus on means of one of China's naval build for the U.S. Navy "asymmetric advantage" an important part. Currently, the U.S. strategic focus to the South China Sea, in fact, with the United States to contain China's submarine force, the containment strategy of the Chinese navy.

Information through various means of detection, the United States claimed that China's submarine force control "center of gravity moved south" and "evidence." The United States believes China is focused on construction at the Navy submarine base in Sanya, Hainan Province, China's future most new new submarines will be deployed in the base, which will change the power structure in South China Sea. Some U.S. military experts have pointed out, and the submarine base in the Yellow Sea of China compared to the submarine base in Sanya has a major advantage because too shallow Yellow Sea, is not conducive to the submarine hidden passage, while Hainan Island in the southern waters of the depth of 5,000 meters, to meet the submarine patrol conditions, easier to China before the Pacific submarine.

Chinese submarines to blockade the sea passage, the U.S. military need to enhance the submarine deployment in the South China Sea. Li Jie of China naval expert, said in an interview, the U.S. military has been in China's Yellow Sea, East China Sea exploration successfully laid a submarine net, put in a fixed sonar detection range over 550 kilometers, covering Japan and South Korea to the Philippines from the all important Haikou, China's submarines can detect activity in the relevant waters. However, the direction of the South China Sea, the U.S. military has not fixed such a chain of anti-submarine sonar. As the submarine sonar, etc. need to be deployed in the narrow waters of the Straits, involving neighboring countries territorial waters, need to cope with neighboring countries, therefore, the U.S. Navy's need for closure in China, at a variety of ways closer relations with Southeast Asian countries.

Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force "black dragon", a conventionally powered submarine.

US-Japan Cooperative enhance deterrence

In fact, the U.S. military in the South China Sea "little tricks" never stopped. United States has been seeking to lease Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam Hong Kong, in order to complete the Korea - Japan - Taiwan - Cam Ranh Bay base chain construction, improve the strategic encirclement of China. However, Vietnam has not agreed to U.S. demands.

Seeing the dream of becoming slim build bases, the United States had to change way of deterrence through the indirect means, to block the effect of the Chinese navy. In recent years, the United States all-round strengthening of military ties with ASEAN countries: Malaysia has announced that it will have to send troops to the United States military operations in Afghanistan, the United States and the Indonesian special forces to freeze the 12-year relationship has been restarted. The United States and Vietnam is also promoting high-level military exchanges, the future may be entering into Vietnam against China's intelligence.

"High-profile manner," the United States has also repeatedly show of force in the South China Sea. This year in February, the U.S. Seventh Fleet "Nimitz" aircraft carrier battle group formation show of force in the South China Sea; June 28, the U.S. military, "Ohio"-class cruise missile submarine coming out of Subic Bay, Philippines, from China East Sha Huangyan Island is only 100 nautical miles. Also force the United States exercises a dominant form of deterrence. This year the United States led 26 countries and Cambodia, held a "sentinel Angkor 2010" joint military exercise. In addition, "Qalat 2010" and "Rim of the Pacific 2010" military exercises are being held in full swing. These exercises and more to respond to terrorism, natural disasters and other non-traditional security threats as an excuse, but in fact is the background of the South China Sea dispute is hypothetical, with China as the imaginary enemy.

U.S. military even brazenly implemented in the South China Sea region came close surveillance. March 2009, the U.S. Navy surveillance vessel "no time" was carried out intelligence gathering came close to Hainan Island, China has been expelled. Since then, the U.S. military strategy to change the reconnaissance, on the one hand to send warships to escort the ship detection, on the other hand directly sent warships to the implementation of underwater exploration activities.

As America's "little brother", the Japanese military strategy in the South China Sea and the United States to maintain a high degree of consistency. In recent years, the regular troops to participate in the US-led multinational military exercises, the military tentacles into the South China Sea.

On June 14 this year, Japan and the U.S. held on in the South China Sea, code-named "Pacific Partnership 2010" of the joint humanitarian relief exercise, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force sent a "National East" No. dock landing ship and two large air-cushion landing ship participated in the exercise. In the present at the "Rim of the Pacific 2010" military exercise, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has sent the latest DDG-177 "Atago" No. "Aegis" guided missile destroyers, and the United States, "Aegis" ships work together, take the opportunity to familiar with the South China Sea in the combat environment for the future to prepare for military conflict breaks out.


Data Figure: Japan's advanced fourth generation stealth fighter technology demonstrator full-size model

The direction of stepping up the East China Sea island chain blockade

The direction of strengthening the South China Sea to contain China, while the Navy, United States and Japan did not relax the direction of the island chain in the East China Sea blockade to try to form a North-South naval encirclement of China's situation.

To counter the implementation of China's "anti-intervention" strategy, the United States in the South China Sea and East China Sea around the deployment of a variety of highly targeted weapons. In the air force, currently deployed in Guam, the U.S. military have B1, B52, B2 and other strategic bombers, "Global Hawk" unmanned reconnaissance aircraft and F-22 fighter. Sea power, the U.S. military deployment in Guam can carry Tomahawk missiles, "Los Angeles" class nuclear attack submarine and the "Virginia" class nuclear submarines. Among these, the "Virginia" class nuclear submarine is designed to deal with China's strategic nuclear submarines. U.S. Navy also plans to nearly 9 percent have the ability to intercept ballistic missiles, "Aegis" warships deployed in the Asia-Pacific region, which is against the implementation of China's "anti-intervention" strategy, the main "killer" - ballistic missiles from China.

In line with the U.S. military deployment in the Western Pacific, the Japanese military focus will gradually shift towards the southwest. Japan's "Yomiuri Shimbun," July 26 revealed that the advisory body to the Prime Minister of Japan, "a new era of security and defense capabilities related to the association," recently presented a report that, to ensure the mobility and effectiveness of the SDF, deployment of the SDF should be the principle of "national balance" to "in order to focus on Okinawa and the Southwest Islands." Southwest Islands refers to the south of Kyushu and Taiwan to the east of the East China Sea islands, including Okinawa and Diaoyu Islands.

U.S. military strategy for the display with the tacit understanding with the Japanese navy is full of its anti-submarine and anti-mine the advantage, prevent Chinese submarine break the "first island chains."

According to Japanese media reports, Japan plans to put part of the Defense Force to the Marines, and focused on building a helicopter carrier and the submarine fleet. At present, the Japanese large-scale helicopter destroyer "on the" was officially in service, its main task is anti-submarine and missile defense system as a node. In submarines, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine equipment is proposed from the current 18 to 20. In addition, Japan is also actively developing sea power against China's new weapons. Japan is stepping up development of performance close to the U.S. "Global Hawk" unmanned high-altitude performance than the U.S. F-22 stealth fighter and next generation stealth strike capability with air-launched missiles, in order to intervene more effectively to the South China Sea, as well as in resolving the East China Sea take the initiative in question.

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If anyone starts a war, its going to be China, Japan making the first move would be disastrous for them. China has been the aggressor in the region, any blood spilled will be on China's hands. That said the likelihood of China going to war with Japan is extremely low, its economic ties with Japan's ally, the USA are too much to risk.

China only cares about China, and a war with Japan is not best for china.