Xi Jinping Ordered Army To Shoot Missiles Into Japanese Waters
- The Indo-Pacific Defence
Communist China's leader Xi Jinping decided to launch missiles into Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone, a source of the report in Japanese media stated.
According to the source, Mr. Xi believes that Japan must be restrained from intervening in Taiwan during the China's invasion.
Therefore he ordered China's army to shoot missiles into Japan's territorial waters.
The report stated that the People's Liberation Army offered Mr. Xi two options considering that this year is the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and China.
Mr. Xi, who heads the Central Military Commission, the highest decision-making organ of the country's armed forces, ditched a plan to avoid conducting exercises last week in waters overlapping Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone, the sources said.
Aimed to encircle Taiwan, China's army established 6 exercise areas in the northern, northeastern, northwestern, eastern, southern and southwestern waters.
The China's People Liberation Army's drill attack zones were also located in the Taiwan Strait, Bashi Strait, East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
The eastern part of the exercise area is close to the south of Hateruma Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and overlaps with the Japanese EEZ.
Of the 11 missiles launched by the Chinese Communist Party on the 4th, 5 were fired into the Japanese EEZ in the south of Haseruma Island, of which 1 was launched from the coast of Zhejiang, and 4 were launched from the coast of Fujian.
After China revealed exercise area, the Japanese government twice expressed concern to the Chinese side.
But the Beijing responded that China and Japan have not yet delimited the relevant waters, so there is no so-called "Japan's exclusive economic zone".
The Japanese report pointed out that Xi Jinping believed that a military blockade of the waters of the Southwest Islands close to Taiwan with destruction of the islands would be unavoidable in actual combat.
Beijing Missiles In Japan-controlled Waters Interpreted As Threat
The ruling party's Liberal Democratic Party Foreign Minister Masahisa Sato publicly stated that he could reveal that defence analysts concluded that China launched ballistic missile attack into Japan's EEZ to destroy ground targets in the Okinawa Inner Islands.
One of the sources quoted by Japanese media report said Xi adopted the plan covering Japan's EEZ to warn Prime Minister Fumio Kishida administration against strengthening Tokyo's involvement in the Taiwan Strait by bolstering its security alliance with the United States.
The Japanese political community's view on this matter also tends to be "Xiangzhuang that is dancing the sword", which means, the surface is aimed at Taiwan, but in fact Beijing attack is aimed at Japan.