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Topic - Peng Guangqian
China's state media gave prominent space last week to the People's Liberation Army's most outspoken hawks, who urged Beijing to adopt a unanimous policy of getting tough with Japan. The 10 generals agreed that an immediate war with Japan might not be beneficial for China. But they argued that China should take all measures necessary, including military action, to gain administrative control of the Diaoyudao, known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan.
A Chinese general recently offered an alarming assessment that a future conflict with the United States is coming as a result of U.S. “containment” policies.
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks provided China's official media with ample reason to celebrate what it called America's "moribund decline." The state-controlled press issued a thorough condemnation of America for what it said was U.S. culpability for causing the attacks.
"We should unite all the righteous anti-fascism forces worldwide to deal Japan a blunt blow for its challenge to international justice," said Gen. Peng, evoking rhetoric similar to that used more than half a century ago.
"Japan is using the Diaoyudao issue as an excuse to serially provoke China," insisted another army strategist, Maj. Gen. Peng Guangqian.