The ongoing tension in China and Taiwan has almost become the “new normal,” but the US government is also taking precautions. Europe’s NATO and Australia have also become involved. But it is China’s longstanding enemy that they sent words of warning to, Japan.
Chinese State-owned Media reported that Japan is “going further down a dangerous path” as Japan’s defense authority released an announcement that they will be producing long-range and hypersonic missiles as they increase their military budget in 2023. However, Chinese experts warn that this could pose as a threat to China and that Tokyo’s speeding up its plans to dominate the Indo-Pacific with its military.
“… Tokyo is speeding up the breakaway from its pacifist constitution and embracing expanding militarism, but that the country is also seeking to enhance its ability to strike.”
Chinese media also claimed that Japan’s plan to expand its arsenal means the country is gearing to break the peace and has other ambitions in the Pacific.