Admitting that Japan has the capability to project its naval force to the South China Sea, Admiral Li Jie of China’s People’s Liberation Army said Chinese warships also have the right to ram Japanese ships in the disputed region, according to the nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times.
Tokyo’s Kyodo News reported that Japan is considering about when and how to intervene in the complex territorial disputes in the South China Sea, which China claims almost in its entirety despite conflicting claims from neighboring states. The Japanese government declared the South China Sea to be a critical matter to Japan’s national interests when the Diet was reviewing the nation’s mutual cooperation and security treaty with the United States. Japan is likely to provide logistical support to the US Navy operating in the region.
Full article: PLA has right to ram Japanese warships in South China Sea: admiral (Want China Times)