The Chinese Ambassador to Japan warned that Beijing would not concede on the demand or relinquish their sovereignty over the South China Sea even if it meant the two countries went to war.I wonder why we're getting such late notification of this? Regardless, this is ominous.
On Saturday, diplomatic sources confirmed that China had issued a severe warning to Tokyo in late June demanding that Japan refrain from dispatching Self-Defense Forces to join US operations testing the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Japan will “cross a red line” if SDF vessels take part in the freedom of navigation operations, Chinese Ambassador Cheng Yonghua conveyed to Tokyo at the time. Cheng threatened military action if Japan failed to comply with the ultimatum.
NOTE: I could be looking at this all wrong. But this happened a couple of weeks ago and since then we've seen the Chinese Ambassador head to Syria, Turkey make nice with Russia, India heading to Syria, Yemen asking Russia to use their bases etc...If this isn't coordinated then its the most unlikely set of circumstances we've seen in awhile. Maybe I'm connecting dots where none exist.