Re: US won't side with Japan against China over diaoyu island
This song has been singing for 2 decades! It has nothing to do with election! It is the USA's strategy--keeping the heat but no fire!The Chinese should not jump up in Ecstasy.
This is election year.
The Chinese American community comprises the largest ethnic group of Asian Americans, comprising 25.9% of the Asian American population as of 2010. Americans of Chinese descent, including those with partial Chinese ancestry constitute 1.2% of the total U.S. population as of 2010. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese American population numbered approximately 3.8 million. In 2010, half of Chinese-born people living in the United States lived either in California or New York.
This US Presidential election is a close affair and Obama requires every single vote in his favour.
He is popular with the ethnic minorities since he is not a white, no matter what one may say.
Therefore, no belligerent statements can be expected.
In so far as Japanese Americans are concerned, it has become the sixth largest group at roughly 1,304,286, including those of mixed-race or mixed-ethnicity and they are concentrated in Hawaii - one state!
However, in the future after the election, the US Administration will be singing a different song.
Yes, japan cannot be abandoned. But japanese interest can be sacrificed! That is what Japanese fears!The US strategic compulsions require a 'springboard' to oversee China's hegemonic ambitions in Asia and in the world so as to not become a challenge to the US.
So, which is the largest, committed springboard?
And to add to that commitment is Japan's deep seated hatred for the Chinese, who the Japanese treat, unfairly, as sub human.
Things could not be better for the US!
Therefore, looking at the issue from a pure US perspective, Japan cannot be abandoned!