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Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday Camisa David Luiz Brasil , breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over nearby islands which they both claim.

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who attended a ceremony on Yonaguni island to mark the start of construction, suggested the military presence could be enlarged to other islands in the seas southwest of Japan’s main islands.

“This is the first deployment since the U.S. returned Okinawa (1972) and calls for us to be more on guard are growing,” Onodera told reporters. “I want to build an operation able to properly defend islands that are part of Japan’s territory.”

The military radar station on Yonaguni, part of a longstanding plan to improve defense and surveillance Camisa Jemerson Brasil , gives Japan a lookout just 150 km from the Diaoyu islands.

Building the base could extend Japanese monitoring to the Chinese mainland and track Chinese ships and aircraft circling the disputed crag.

The 30-sq-km Yonanguni is home to 1,500 people and known for strong rice liquor, cattle, sugar cane and scuba diving. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to put troops there shows Japan’s concerns about the vulnerability of its thousands of islands and the perceived threat from China.

The new base “should give Japan the ability to expand surveillance to near the Chinese mainland,” said Heigo Sato, a professor at Takushoku University and a former researcher at the Defense Ministry’s National Institute for Defense Studies.

“It will allow early warning of missiles and supplement the monitoring of Chinese military movements.”

Japan does not specify an exact enemy when discussing its defense strategy but it makes no secret it perceives China generally as a threat as it becomes an Asian power that could one day rival Japan’s ally in the region Camisa Ederson Brasil , the United States.

Japan, in its National Defense Program Guidelines issued in December, expressed “great concern” over China’s military buildup and “attempts to change the status quo by coercion” in the sea and air.

China’s decision last year to establish an air-defense identification zone in the East China Sea, including the skies above the disputed Diaoyu islets, further rattled Tokyo.

Japanese and Chinese navy and coast guard ships have played cat-and-mouse around the uninhabited islands since Japan nationalised the territory in 2012. Japanese warplanes scrambled against Chinese planes a record 415 times in the year through to March, the Defense Ministry said last week.

Tapping concern about China Camisa Philippe Coutinho Brasil , Abe raised military spending last fiscal year for the first time in 11 years to help bolster Japan’s capability to fight for islands with a new marine unit, more longer-range aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles and helicopter carriers. Japan’s thousands of islands give it nearly 30,000 km of coastline to defend.

Onodera’s groundbreaking ceremony on Yonaguni took place four days before President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo for a summit with Abe, the first state visit by a U.S. president in 18 years.


BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tencent Camisa Giuliano Brasil , the operator of the popular messaging app WeChat, has shut down dozens of WeChat accounts for promoting the services of Uber, a ride-sharing app.

The move came after Uber's rivals, including Lyft in the United States, GrabTaxi in Southeast Asia and Didi Kuaidi in China, had announced a global ride-sharing partnership to vie with Uber. Tencent had a major stake in Didi Kuaidi.

Users of Uber who posted the shutdown of the Uber-related accounts have voiced their doubt about Tencent's move Camisa Pele Brasil , saying it is using its monopoly to fend off Uber. But Tencent said the closed accounts had violated rules and were suspected of collecting users' private information, according to a Saturday report from Beijing Times.

Uber also took a counter-measure on Weibo, another social networking site backed by Alibaba, calling on its users to stand on its side.

Wang Yichao, vice director of Uber's public relations, said on its verified Weibo account that Tencent fell short of providing evidence to support its accusation that Uber is doing "malicious marketing activities."

It is not the first time that a popular Internet service has been blocked by another. Taobao Camisa Renato Augusto Brasil , an online-shopping platform operated by Alibaba, blocked visits from WeChat in 2013. Tencent later blocked the music sharing of Xiami Music, in which Alibaba has a stake. JD, with which Tencent has signed a cooperation deal, also blocks Alibaba's payment platform Alipay.

Before this, Uber's official WeChat account was already blocked by Tencent in March.

Both Uber and Didi Kuaidi claim to have gained the upper hand in China. Uber said last month that China is likely to surpass the United States as its largest market by the end of this year while Didi Kuaidi said it has taken 83.2 percent of the market share in the third quarter of 2015.

MOSCOW Camisa Douglas Costa Brasil , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Moscow court has issued a warrant for the arrest of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov, who exposed doping abuse among Russian athletes, local media reported Thursday.

The warrant was issued in absentia since Rodchenkov, who was head of a Moscow anti-doping lab from 2006 to 2015, fled to the United States at the end of 2015, becoming an informant for WADA.

The court also put him on an international "wanted" list for alleged abuse of authority Camisa Filipe Luis Brasil , Sputnik and Interfax news agencies said, quoting the court's spokesperson.

Last year, an independent WADA commission released a report based on Rodchenkov's testimony, accusing Russia of state-sponsored doping programs to illegally boost Russian athletes' performances.

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