They want to secure the seaplanes required for a secure superpower and that means ejecting the US Navy from the East and South China Seas.
They want us tooling around near Midway and no closer.
Basically the Japan of the 1930’s is the China of today, but with over 100 million pissed-off, permanent bachelors.
Given the threat and the traitorous usurper in the white hut, Japan and South Korea will regret not developing their own nukes.
Don’t you just love living in a 3rd world country with a weak leader who lets other countries push us around.
What would the Communist in Chief do with a war in the Pacific?
The model for this is UK vs. Argentina for the Falklands/Malvinas:
The British demonstrated to the Argentines that they COULD super stretch the range of the Vulcan to bomb airfields used by the Argentine military on the Falklands:
For this reason the Argentine air defense of the captured Falklands had to be launched from the Argentine mainland, where they had robust air defense.
The original Chinese objective was the Senkakus, but Okinawa is nearby and any Chinese seizure of one or all of the Senkakus would soon be ejected or heavily taxed by nearby US forces on Okinawa.
For this reason the Chinese probably believe they’d have to also seize Okinawa in order to seize and later also hold the Senkakus.
What is more, China would almost certainly also have to seize the Miyako island chain, where Japan’s legal claim is totally undisputed and where 50,000 Japanese people live.
They want us east of the right-most red line:
Ok, well I’m claiming Hong Kong for myself, so there :P
Taiwan has all ready been abandoned, and Taiwan surrendered to PRC.
ChiComs say they own Australia as well.
Hu Jintao made statements in Australia a few years back that staked the ChiCom claim.
They went over every one’s head, but they are there.
There are ancient texts talking about Chinese seafarers visiting Mexico about 1400 years ago. Maybe we can spread talk of China having a claim on Mexico. Then all those pesky gate-crashers from down south will have somewhere else to go other than the USA once China takes over Mexico.