Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been in the strategic limelight with comments on Japan’s strengthening of military power over the next five years, including Counter-Strike, during the US-China sparring over Taiwan during the Shangri-La dialogue. ..
The word Counter-Strike is part of the nuclear term, so as long as pacifist Japan awakens to the threat from East Asian communist China, it has made ripples throughout China. Defense Minister Fumio Kishida also blamed Japan’s nuclear-weapon states for possession and development of nuclear weapons and ignoring the rules. A statement from a Japanese leader recognized the threat faced by the China-Russia joint military exercise using nuclear bombers in the East China Sea on May 24, when the Quad Summit was held in Tokyo.
The global community oversaw the meeting between Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Phoenix, the latter meeting with Australia’s Richard Mars as a bystander to the Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore. Indo Pacific. While the Chinese minister targeted the United States as a target for interference with the Taiwan issue, the main takeaway from Singapore’s talk shop was Japan’s perception of the threat and its response.
After talking to several diplomats who participated in the dialogue, the Ukrainian War was merely icing with all countries concerned about the instability of the Indo-Pacific region and the “unrestricted” relationship between China and Russia. That was very clear. China’s move in Oceania last month also exacerbated the threat to Australia, Japan and the United States. China’s military base in the Far Pacific gives eternal leader Xi Jinping a free run in the Indo-Pacific and strategically surrounds Taiwan.
As bystanders of the dialogue, intelligence directors from 22 countries also met to assess global security and the economic environment following the Ukrainian War and China’s activities in the region. It is clear that countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Mongolia, which have high debt-to-GDP ratios, inflation, and a sharp depreciation of the local currency against the strong dollar have sounded a warning to China’s debt traps. is. .. Unless coordinated actions are taken to revive the subcontinent’s economy, there will be massive political instability in the region.
Mongolia, which is completely dependent on China, is currently facing very high inflation and product shortages due to strict regulations in mainland China. Thanks to China’s Zero-Corona policy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mongolia is facing a devaluation of the currency and a shortage of dollars to buy food with public debt of 81% of GDP.
While the global hotspots of concern were discussed in the dialogue, the main focus remained its fallout to the Indo-Pacific in the event of a military emergency caused by Taiwan and China. The Japanese prime minister warned that Ukraine is tomorrow’s East Asia, and his defense minister identified China as a country of concern. This clearly shows that the long-standing domestic debate over Japan’s Pacific policy is heating up day by day, forcing leadership to take military steps to counter it. increase.
India did not send a defense minister for dialogue with Singapore, but as far as China’s war was concerned, it was very clear to participants that the ASEAN countries were still at stake. The fact is that while some of them are purely looking for business opportunities in the crisis, others personally whisper that they can’t take on the rampaging Beijing.