Communist China aggravates conflict over the Senkaku islands and expands its influence in Central Asia.
Two Communist China's so-called patrol ships, which in reality are military-class vessels, have stayed in the zone of Japan's maritime boundary from Feb. 15. And on Feb 16 two more arrived. At least one vessel was armed with missile launchers. Chinese harassed the Japanese fishermen's boats in the area.
The incident created such tensions that the Japanese Coast Guard was forced to dispatch their boats to Senkaku, and through loudspeakers demanded that the Chinese vessels leave immediately the area, the Japanese media reported.
Tokyo explained, that the increase in activity of the Bejing regime's ships near Senkaku was caused by the February 1 law. On that day Chinese Communist Party granted the country's Coast Guard the authority to open fire on foreign ships to protect the so-called national sovereignty. According to the specialists who accessed the original text of the regulations, the bill also allowed the Coast Guard to be armed even with short-range missiles. Since then, Communist China's ships have been constantly cruising near the de iure Japanese archipelago and periodically make demonstrative calls to its coastal zone.
The current aggravation of the situation also seems to be connected with the intensification of Japanese-American relations. Beijing's regime is trying to demonstrate to Tokyo and Washington that not only can it not be intimidated, but that the Chinese Communist Party can pose a threat to anyone.
The United States concerned about the security of the international maritime trade channels sees its main goal as preventing Beijing's superiority in the world's oceans.
Beijing has also been strengthening its positions in Central Asia causing uncertainty among the post-Soviet countries.
One of the principal Russian foreign policy journals, that traditionally conveys the current way of thinking in Kremlin, recently stated in its editorial: “The interaction of Tajikistan with China may cause dangerous consequences in not too remote future. The accession of Dushanbe to the EAEU proposed 5 years ago, did not take place. Beijing is now actively intervening in the security of the Central Asian republic. It holds leverage over Tajiks due to the financial dependence on Chinese loans. The military cooperation with the PRC has intensified. And at the same time, China purchased sizable part of the republic's territories."The Western allies are trying to defend itself from Beijing through decoupling their economies and distancing itself in areas of science and education cooperation since it became clear that the Chinese Communist Party will not help investigate the Wuhan virus and its army increased harassment operations not only in the Taiwan airspace but as far as the Indian Ocean.