Is China Mobilizing For A War With Japan?

Tyler Durden's picture

We don't know if it merely a coincidence that a story has emerged discussing a Chinese mobilization in response to the ongoing territorial feud with Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands (and the proximal massive gas field) the very week that China celebrates its new year (and days after news that a Chinese warship was very close to firing on a Japanese destroyer). We don't know how much of the story is based in reality, and how much may be propaganda or furthering someone's agenda. What we do know is that the source of the story: offshore-based, Falun Gong-affiliated NTDTV has historically been a credible source of information that the China communist party desperately tries to censor, such as breaking the news of the SARS epidemic in 2003 some three weeks before China publicly admitted it. Its motto is "to bring truthful and uncensored information into and out of China." If that is indeed the case, and its story of major troop movements and mobilization of various types of military vehicles and artillery into the Fujian and Zhejian provinces, bordering the East China Sea and closest to the Diaoyu islands, is accurate, then hostilities between China and Japan may be about to take a major turn for the worse.

Fujian and Zhejian provinces highlighted below:

The clip that NTDTV released late yesterday covering the news is presented below.

As for the accompanying commentary, we recreate it below in its entirety so nothing is lost in translation (original source).

NTDTV February 8, 2013 News - the continental network transmission, Fujian and Zhejiang troops for several days active. Plus before the news that Chinese warships radar has repeatedly aimed at the Japanese ships and planes, therefore, the media have speculated that China may "prepare for war" Diaoyu Islands .


According to friends broke the news: February 3, Nan'an, Fujian Highway 308, artillery units practical exercise for several days.


February 3 to 6, Fujian, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Huzhou, a large troop movements, nearly 100 vehicles of various types of military vehicles, armored vehicles, artillery filled the entire road, endless, Xiamen and even the scene of a traffic jam 10 kilometers.


In addition, on February 3 in Shiyan, Hubei, a large number of tanks, wheeled military base from Shiyan room counties is delivered to the coastal areas. Many local residents of the tense situation of some concern.


Prior to this allegation, January 15 and 30, the Chinese navy guided missile frigate, twice the fire control radar lock frigates and ship-borne helicopters of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, is also considered to enter a combat state.


According to mainland media quoted the "People's Daily" front-page article claiming that China will not change in point of view on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands , and have to prepare to win the war.


The international media alleged that China has purchased from Russia 239 engine, used in the manufacture of the H-6K. Combat covering the Diaoyu Islands, in this model, the engine can also be used to manufacture transported -20 transport aircraft purchased.


If the engine assembled, will greatly enhance China's military power.


Integrated these signs and reports, people have come to a startling conclusion: Day might want to go to war.


According to military experts, the Sino-Japanese war in the Diaoyu Islands, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, is the most important logistical base. If the war to expand, at any time, will spread to the provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang.

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jwoop66's picture

When in the last hundred years has the US stayed out of a good war?   C'mon...

jwoop66's picture

Oh.  Happy Birthday Federal Reserve!

yogibear's picture

A Federal Reserve currency war leads to real war.

We can see the results of  a US Fed consulted Japan.

NIce job Fed, print us into war.




mightycluck's picture

Obama won a Nobel Prize for Peace, Yet is acting like a violent war lord.

Watch for him to enter the fray.

akarc's picture

And you believe ownership means anything?  And you think the USA isn't involved?

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Yeah I think they will have a problem when the sea starts sloshing over the turrets of those tanks. How long can a Chinese tank driver hold his breath?

Sizzurp's picture

Well there went the element of surprise.  If something was really going to happen, would they be broadcasting it over the news?

akarc's picture

Why not? Like who would seriously be surprised?

Legolas's picture

Does the US really have to take sides in this one? 

THX 1178's picture

I think the US is happy about this. They might even be partially responsible.

The Gooch's picture

Krugman ordered it.

"takey outey"

The Shootist's picture

And you thought broken windows boosted GDP...

imaginalis's picture

The US won't respond but there will be an excuse for a gigantic increase in defense related spending

Suraj Corominas's picture

Yes, they do have to take sides. Under the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, the US is bound to intervene if Japan is attacked. It's one of the longest-lasting security alliances in modern history, and the justification for having such a large military presence in Japan and Japan's (supposedly) not being able to possess a proper military of their own. I'm guessing it was supposed to be a lot more relevant in the Cold War days, but it's still very much an active treaty now.

Ghordius's picture

ouch. you said that word. treaty

tom a taxpayer's picture

A treaty but open to "interpretation". The O administration backed by Holder legal opinion would interpret treaty obligation to Japan as:

U.S. using strong language to dis any Chinese aggression.

U.S. supplying Japan with surplus guns from Fast and Furious stockpile.

U.S./Japan gun exchange program: a bottle of sake in return for each gun mailed to Japan.

U.S. sending California rice (at a reasonable war time price) to Japan along with Michele's cookbook "100 Rice Recipes to Fight Obesity".


11b40's picture

I always find it amusing to see down arrows when someone states a fact.

Bandit und Buster's picture

Oh hell, That treaty's ONLY a G-D piece of paper!"

Andre's picture

"I have here, from Herr Hitler, a piece of paper!"

BandGap's picture

Take sides? The US has already done so. Who do you think trains the Japanese army, navy, air force? The US still has air bases all over the region. There is no doubt whose side the US is on.

suteibu's picture

Right.  And all of those lobbyists in Washington who represent American economic interests in China (the same ones, BTW, who want the US to sell Japan more weapon systems) are going to let America back Japan in this dispute?  America has too many conflicts of interests in Asia to get involved.

American oil companies are ready to explore those waters but are simply waiting on the sovereignty issue to be resolved first.  They don't care whether China or Japan wins, they just don't want to commit resources until the winner is declared.

nmewn's picture

The Year of the Snake.

Bananamerican's picture

in amerika, it's still the year of the Snack

Unprepared's picture

The Year of the Snake Oil*


That's a Chinese specialty, right?

wee-weed up's picture

The supreme snake oil salesman. Obama, is pretty good at it.

The Gooch's picture

His managers seem to think so.

francis_sawyer's picture

We're stuck on the 'Year of the one eyed snake'...

Ag Tex's picture

This has nothing to do with him.  He is merely a clay pot with a different coating of glaze applied by his master.  Everything is being orchestrated by a few people taking orders from the fallen cherub, Satan.  These individuals and their minions will be betrayed and discarded very soon by the master who they loyally serve, whom has given them earthly wealth and brief power.  Satan did not shed a tear for Judas, and he will not shed a tear for them either.


For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12


and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14 


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

Terminus C's picture

Relying on "an invisible man... who lives in the sky..." to "save" us isn't going to get rid of the evil that has infested our institutions.  We (humans) build the society in which we live.  We are both the problem and the solution.

Bananamerican's picture

Don't rule it out Terminus...

as the magnitude of Creation is beyond our comprehension, so too is the darkness of this world

AssFire's picture

Holy BeJeebus Banana,

Everyone knows the Flying Spaghetti Monster created everything-

and I'm not even a Pastafarian. His son, Ramen died for our sins.


Chief KnocAHoma's picture

While it is stylish these days to discount religion, don't make the mistake over discounting the valid messages it delivers.

My favorite - Jesus tossed the money changers from the temple challenging the corruption of his time. Three days later he was hanging on a cross "for our sins".

Funny how that got turned around on us isn't it. Jesus challenges usury, and it is "our sin"? Me thinks the World is awaking!

francis_sawyer's picture

The jews served him up to the Romans because he was cutting into their vig... Some things never change...

akarc's picture

Hmmmm, what was that Occupy thing all about I wonder?

ForTheWorld's picture

Bullocks are Ox. Bollocks is the word you're looking for.

ZeroAvatar's picture

2013:  Year Of The Snake-eyes.    :   ..

akarc's picture

It's a Fed, Banker, Congressional specialty year end year out. Wax on, wax off. 

rahbii's picture

more like  China, Russia, Iran vs. USSA and some frenchies

mc_LDN's picture

Just to add - That mobilisation doesnt look like Japan. It looks like the movement is closest to Taiwan.

suteibu's picture

Interesting.  In fact, it would be difficult and basically useless to land those tanks on the Senkaku/Daioyu Islands.  The war over that island will be an air/sea battle.  Of course, Air/Sea Battle just so happens to be Americas operational plans designed to contain China.  Funny, huh?

imaginalis's picture

Maybe they plan to build a bridge from an occupied Taiwan

easterner's picture

the "disputed islets" are directly facing the red area and at the northern tip of Taiwan.