Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Chinese Nuclear Sub Violates Japanese Territorial Waters
China again probes its enemies' defenses and then retreats to fight another day. Remember Chinese pilots harassing US planes in international airspace? This is clearly a test run for a future blockade of Taiwan.
But the Japanese government spokesman, Hiroyuki Hosoda, said in Tokyo that Koreshige was called in Tuesday and told the submarine accidentally veered into Japanese territorial waters because of technical problems last Wednesday and that the Chinese government regrets the mistake.Sure! The technical mistake wasn't the incursion. The technical mistake was that they were caught. That's the important outcome of this -- that Japan detected China's sub, and let China know it. (Better get back to work on that cloaking shield.) Next time this happens Japan should sink it.