A few days ago, major Chinese media censured Japan for being hell-bent on becoming a military power while raising an alarm about the security threats by its neighboring countries.
People’s Daily pointed out that Japan, as part of its bid to dash towards a military power, is scheming to remove the ban on the exercise of right to collective self-defense, amend the Japan-US defense cooperation guidelines and turn on the green light to the expansion of overseas activities of its “Self-Defense Forces” and so on, under the pretext of countering the threats from other countries.
China Daily revealed in its comment that the Japanese politicians are loudly talking about “Chinese threat” all these years to make an excuse for its military expansion. It also expressed its concern, saying that the continuous rise in Japan’s military expenditure for the last decade is a clear signal of the revival of militarism and a manifestation of resurgence of Japanese military specter and that such moves constitute an act inciting arms race in the region and casting a dark shadow on the regional peace and stability.
Global Times also criticized Japan for its attempts to amend the guidelines on application of the “three principles of defense equipment transfer” in pursuit of the export of offensive weapons, saying such an attempt is arousing concern among its neighboring countries. It continued that the Japanese right wing forces are becoming more undisguised day by day in their advocacy of constitutional revision and removal of the ban on the exercise of right to collective self-defense.
Meanwhile, the CCTV network quoted a Japanese scholar as writing that the constant promotion of constitutional revision and increase in defense expenses are grave errors as the Japanese government is now facing serious problems in different aspects such as economic stagnation, price hike and disruption of medical care system, and stressed that the neighboring countries and the world’s peace-loving peoples should be vigilant against Japan’s attempts to rise once again as a military power.
Japan had invaded Korea and other Asian countries in the last century and drenched them in blood. Instead of reflecting on its heinous past, it rather attempts to embellish it and grow again as a dangerous aggressive force.
There is no guarantee that there will be no repetition of those terrible and bloody massacres and plunder that took place in Asia in the first half of the 20th century if Japan is allowed to rise as a military power.
All the countries in the world should never tolerate the dangerous move of the Japanese reactionaries toward a military power, but staunchly oppose and denounce them.