Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Outspoken China officers a challenge to the party

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, October 28, 2012
BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has demanded talks with Japan in their latest dust-up over a set of tiny islands, but a high-ranking Chinese military officer has suggested drastically more belligerent responses.
Dispatch hundreds of fishing boats to fight a maritime guerrilla war, says Maj. Gen. Luo Yuan. Turn the uninhabited outcroppings into a bombing range. Rip up World War II peace agreements and seize back the territory, now controlled by Japan but long claimed by China.
‘‘A nation without a martial spirit is a nation without hope,’’ Luo declared at an academic forum this month in the southern city of Shenzhen while officials in Beijing continued to urge negotiations.  To Read More…..

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