China Flexes Its Military Muscle Again, This Time Toward Japan

China continues to flex its military muscles to its neighbors, though this time the target is new: Japan, which recently deployed a missile system on an island near Taiwan.
A Chinese naval flotilla led by the guided missile destroyer Lhasa has been sailing around Japan since April 30, according to Japan’s defense ministry.”
The flotilla initially passed through Japan’s Tsushima Strait and later moved through the Tsugaru Strait. On May 11, the Chinese warships were spotted in the Izu island chain.

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