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Japan: Abe warns China on use of force as jets scrambled

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Shinzo Abe meeting with the Vladimir Putin.

Shinzo Abe meeting with the Vladimir Putin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TOKYO —

Japan’s leader warned China on Sunday against forcibly changing the regional balance of power, as reports said Tokyo had scrambled fighter jets in response to Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa.

Verbal skirmishing between Asia’s two biggest economies, who dispute ownership of an island chain, escalated as Beijing warned Tokyo that any hostile action in the skies against Chinese drones would be construed as an “act of war”.

“We will express our intention as a state not to tolerate a change in the status quo by force. We must conduct all sorts of activities such as surveillance and intelligence for that purpose,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in an address to the military.

“The security environment surrounding Japan is becoming increasingly severe. This is the reality,” he said. “You will have to completely rid yourselves of the conventional notion that just the existence of a defense force could act as a deterrent.”

Abe presided over an inspection of the military at which a U.S. amphibious assault vehicle was displayed for the first time, an apparent sign of Japan’s intention to strengthen its ability to protect remote islands.

 

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-scrambles-fighters-after-china-flights

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

October 28, 2013 at 2:32 am

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