Japan’s defense white paper is unfounded and dangerous, says Xinhua

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-25
By: Xinhua and Staff Reporter

The Japanese cabinet on Tuesday released a defense white paper for 2015, which dedicated

The defense white paper, July 21. (Photo/CNA)

The defense white paper, July 21. (Photo/CNA)

a significant portion to discussing “China’s military threat.”

This is nothing new for the Abe administration that has time and again tried all sorts of tricks to deceive the public to serve its rightist agenda.

Early in July, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party rejected a draft version of the white paper on the grounds that it was too “soft” on China. Finally, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party got what they wanted, just as they forced the controversial security bills through the lower house of the parliament a few weeks ago.

A large part of the 2015 version of the white paper is devoted to describing the so-called threats from China, including pictures of China doing island construction in the disputed South China Sea, where China feels Japan is not even a relevant party.     [FULL  STORY]

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