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Japan should treat blue water training of PLA navy rationally

(People's Daily Online)

08:17, October 24, 2012

A rescue helicopter is seen landing on the Peace Ark, a Chinese naval hospital ship, during a joint exercise on the East China Sea, on Oct. 19, 2012. China's Civilian maritime authorities and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted the exercise in the East China Sea on Friday. A total of 11 vessels, eight aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the PLA Navy's Donghai Fleet, China's fishery administration and marine surveillance agency took part in the routine exercise, according to a statement from the fleet. (Xinhua/Sun Li)

Chinese naval fleets have recently passed through the international waters between Okinawa and Miyako and headed for the Pacific for an ocean-going exercise, which triggered speculations of Japanese media and politicians. Actually, every time the Chinese navy carries out the ocean-going exercise, the Japanese side will make a fuss. It is thought-provoking why Japan is so vigilant against the legitimate training and maritime activities of the Chinese navy.

As China has vast territorial waters, it is an objective requirement of safeguarding national maritime security to strengthen naval construction and carry out blue sea trainings. In 1986, Chinese navy sent fleets to the waters of Pacific Northwest for joint combat training. In recent years, Chinese warships have been patrolling and escorting ships in Gulf of Aden off the waters of Somalia. The blue water training has become routine training course of Chinese navy.

The Miyako Strait and Osumi Strait are the only routes for the Chinese navy to head for the Western Pacific, and it is in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other international laws for the Chinese navy to pass through the Miyako-Osumi Strait. Therefore, the Japanese side has no reasons to stir up troubles.

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Mohamed Al Hashimi at 2012-10-25217.212.230.*
Japan should free their main land from United States Army before watching Chinese Army in the East China Sea
  

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