The title of a recently released Los Angeles Times article is “At U.S.-JAPAN summit, China’s presence WILL BE FELT” (Web-site/URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-us-japan-20130222,0,1714324.story). Obviously.
“President Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss trade and security concerns. The talks will be A BALANCING ACT for the White House, which HAS STRONG TIES TO Tokyo, BUT DOESN’T WANT TO ALIENATE Beijing” obviously because China’s economy is NEVER in recession except by ITS OWN standards.
According to Robert J. Shapiro, “a Washington consultant and former undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration”, “We have important correlated interests and in particular, we AND Japan are both VERY CONCERNED about the rise of China in the region”. China’s response will surely be AGGRESSIVE here. In other words, China will surely be LASHING OUT as they always do when it comes to these TERRITORIAL DISPUTES. This will surely be NASTY.
According to Masato Otaka, “minister of public affairs at the Japanese Embassy in Washington”, “With the (current) situation in Asia, we have A LOT of problems to bear in mind. There’s a greater need for the two countries (the US & Japan) to project themselves as having A STRONG BOND OF ALLIANCE“, which, again, will leave CHINA kicking, screaming and ranting.
Finally, according to Michael Green, “a senior fellow and Japan expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington where Abe is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon (February 22, 2013)”, “North Korea’s third nuclear test probably CROSSES THE THRESHOLD in terms of giving North Koreans a weapon-able warhead. The North Koreans CAN’T hit the U.S., but their missiles CAN hit Japan. So this is a VERY SERIOUS security concern for Japan” obviously. CHINA, of course, is on NORTH KOREA‘s side, as both China and North Korea are COMMUNIST countries which SEVERELY restrict the fundamental right of FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION (banning social networking sites such as TWITTER and FACEBOOK) while Japan is a CAPITALIST country with all these fundamental rights.
This is yet another EASY conclusion. Even though Abe and Obama held talks in WASHINGTON DC, this is the LOS ANGELES TIMES newspaper and as we know, CHINESE people in the Los Angeles county area tend to make themselves heard/tend to have VERY STRONG opinions, especially on the issue of the DIAOYU/SENKAKU ISLANDS, in places like/such as ROSEMEAD and TORRANCE,.