Wednesday, October 30, 2013

China jeopardising peace in island row: Japan - Yahoo News

Beijing is jeopardizing peace in a row with Tokyo over disputed islands, Japan's defense minister said Tuesday, days after China warned any bid to shoot down its drones would constitute "an act of war".

Itsunori Onodera's comments are likely to further heighten fears that the two countries could be sliding towards conflict over the outcrops in the East China Sea and come as China showed off its fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and as Japan readies for war games.

"I believe the intrusions by China in the territorial waters around the Senkaku islands fall in the 'grey RED zone' (between) peacetime and an emergency situation," Onodera told reporters in Tokyo.

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Comment: Everyone's so worried about Syria but, we got a little situation on this side of the planet too!

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