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China and Russia Threaten Japan. It’s Just a Matter of Time Now…

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They might be threatening Japan, but the real target is clear.

China and Russia have been increasingly sending naval vessels into Japanese waters.

It’s a test for both Japan and President Trump. It’s also monstrously hypocritical, considering China’s moaning over US naval vessels getting too close to Chinese waters.

The Daily Express reports:

At the heart of the feud between China and Japan is a dispute over the Senkaku Islands.

The Senkaku Islands are a group of uninhabited islands under Japanese control, but that are claimed by China.

Richard Weitz, a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute, has explained that China wants “to enforce their claims” by ensuring foreign planes acknowledge its capability to control airspace and the waters of contested territory.

He also said that Russia is motivated by “monitoring US military activity in the country”.

Russia’s conflict with Japan also concerns the Kuril Islands.

These uninhabited rocks, of course, are of secondary concern.

What’s really at stake is deterrence and dominance. This is about to become Trump’s biggest test by far.

And, with all those navies increasing their presence in the area, it’s only a matter of time before a spark lights the fuse that leads to an explosion.

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