China and Japan: Dangerous escalation over disputed islands

“Electronics maker Panasonic said on Sunday it does not yet know the extent of the damage at its 2 factories in Qingdao, Shandong Province and Suzhou, Jiangsu Province… The 2 plants were attacked on Saturday. The buildings and equipment were destroyed.”

China is a tightly-controlled Communist police state.  It seems unlikely to me that such destruction could take place without government compliance, and it is entirely possible that the government may have been behind these “protests”.  As the U.S. becomes weaker, others become emboldened… 

An obvious benefit for China in causing this escalation, is that opening a “second front” in the South China Sea will weaken America’s ability to attack Iran, in which China has invested billions of dollars in the form of oil infrastructure.

Israel is remorselessly sucking America dry, and as the U.S. obediently concentrates on the Middle East, it is inevitable that rivals in other parts of the world will  begin to flex their muscles.

Looking to the longer-term, China is a fully-fledged nuclear power; both Japan and Taiwan may find it prudent to become nuclear powers themselves, and the world will become even less safe because of it.

Just part of the cost of America’s subordination to Israel and its lobbies…

Jeff Goodall.

NHK World
September 16th, 2012

(NHK World is the international broadcasting service of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation -JG.)

Many Japanese firms in China have decided to suspend their operations due to spreading anti-Japan protests in the country.

Electronics maker Panasonic said on Sunday it does not yet know the extent of the damage at its 2 factories in Qingdao, Shandong Province and Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

The 2 plants were attacked on Saturday. The buildings and equipment were destroyed.

Panasonic said it is unclear when they can resume operation.

Panasonic also said it will close its factory at Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, until Tuesday due to protests by some Chinese workers. All the staff have been ordered to stay at home.

Aeon will close its Jusco store in Qingdao until Monday. The shop was attacked and looted by Chinese protesters.
The retailer has more than 40 stores in China. It says workers and customers will be evacuated if protests turn violent.

The Seven-Eleven convenience store chain will close 40 stores in central Chengdu, Sichuan Province, until Monday morning. Seven-Eleven stores have been targeted by anti-Japan protesters.

Another convenience store chain, Ministop, will close its 40 stores in Qingdao until Monday morning.

Demonstrators set fire to a Japanese auto dealership in Qingdao. All the vehicles on display were destroyed.

There are calls for a boycott of Japanese products in many parts of China. The anti-Japan protests are having a growing impact on Japanese businesses in China.

See original here.

See also “1,000 Chinese Boats to Sail Near Disputed Islands” (Sept. 17th, 2012) here, And “China, Japan heading towards war, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta” (Sept. 17th, 2012) here.

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