There often arises a need on the part of Chinese officials to warn other nations concerning any infringement on what is considered Chinese territory or a disputed area of Asia that is considered Chinese territory. Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu of the National Defense Ministry sounded a warning to Australia and Japan about taking the side of the Japanese in disputes over the Diaoyu islands. According to this obscure officer, “America is the global tiger and Japan is Asia’s wolf and both are now biting China.” He proceeds to utter nonsense about Japan attacking the US or Australia as it did in 1941′
Reality. China is not going to war over islands. Japan is not going to war over islands. The US is not going to become militarily involved in Asia over islands. There will be statements, warnings, even threats, but in the end, there will be some face saving way out of this dispute.