外文标题：Japan tells world to stand up to China or face consequences
Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) – Japan on Wednesday told the world it must stand up to an increasingly assertive China or risk a regional conflict with catastrophic economic consequences.
In a landmark speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued what amounted to an appeal for international support in a potentially explosive dispute with its superpower neighbour over islands in the East China Sea.
“We must restrain military expansion in Asia … which otherwise could go unchecked,” Abe told the annual meeting of global business and political leaders, which Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is due to attend on Friday.
“If peace and stability were shaken in Asia, the knock-on effect for the entire world would be enormous,” Abe added.
“The dividend of growth in Asia must not be wasted on military expansion.”
To resolve our enormous debt to, and territorial ambitions regarding the Yellow Sea in China, a War will be needed. The sooner the better, because China is a rising sun, while we are a setting sun (sort of). We must act before it is too late…
The U.S. is a 3rd world country now thanks to Obama & our corrupt politicans in Washington DC
One can start by recognizing Taiwan. That would really make China jumping up and down.
Does Japan want us to go to war because of this provocation ? FAT chance. Fight for your Yellow Sea yourselves, Samurai.
Japan is just like turkey . they don’t want to admit their atrocities during the War.
Ded Knee Grow
Japan better not expect the US to stand up to China whilst Obama is selling the US to them
What Ape’s preaching doesn’t match what he was doing. I doubt if he can find any audience.
Really simple solution. Divide up the islands into 2 parts. 1/2 to China and 1/2 to Japan. We all know neither has a freaking claim as Taiwan is closest to the islands. We all know Japanese thinks that all the islands in East Asia-West Pacific belong to them.
A war between China and Japan would devastate the US. At one end, we have Japan as a protectorate and must go to war if they are attacked, while on the other hand, China holds onto the largest percent of American debt. Either way, No es bueno.
People, the U.S. government owes Social Security twice as much money at the owe China.
The most vicious nation in the West Pacific, is Japan. Have they themselves forgotten the treachery and inhuman actions of their government and military in the 30s and 40s? Now they once again want to expand their nation at the expense of China. The cruelty, destruction and mayhem that their criminal troops and leaders committed (in China especially) can never be forgotten. Japan has never fully accepted or apologized for the gross crimes that were committed in the name of their emperor. The islands in dispute need to be accepted as part of China and I applaud China for taking a stand in this matter. Next Japan will claim Manchuria, Taiwan and Korea. In all these invaded territories they brought death and destruction, Japan can never be trusted
Japan, it is time to abrogate the treaty forced on you by my government 70 years ago where you vow an eternal pacifist stance. With Obummer as POTUS you can no longer depend upon America nor anyone else for your protection. The two most dangerous countries in the world are your immediate neighbors and they are both nuclear powers; NKorea has even threatened to obliterate America and would have no scruples about flattening japan.
Japan considering your economic and geographical situation, you must develop a first class military with nuclear backup.
The CIA has done a study and says that the Three most powerful nations on earth.
USA, China & India in that order.
It is logical that the two democratic nations should be together …. while the rest can follow !!
In the 1930’s everyone said Germany couldn’t go to war with Britain because they were too intertwined economically. Are people really going to sit there and make that exact same mistaken assumption again? If history has taught us anything, it is that the world can go from what seems like total peace to total chaos in under a year, and in some cases within hours. The world is only going to hold off wars for so long before the “nuclear scare” wears off and governments just simply stop caring.
Has the whole Planet gone completely insane? Leaders everwhere are nuts and the ordinary people are just trying to survive.
The reasons why Abe san is forever drumming up supports against China ever since he became Japan’s PM for the second time is because:-
1. He knows China won’t give up.
2. He knows very well Japan can’t hope to beat China this time around.
3. And he knew too China doesn’t care whether the US will side with Japan ot not.
4. He has no confidence on Japan’s insurance policy (read, treaty) bought with the US company.
The Islands belong to China simply because it isn’t anywhere near Japan it is close to China. I see no reason for Japan to claim it just because Japan was seeking world domination during the war where they attacked without provocation.