Chinese officials and analysts are raising the alarm that Japan under the Abe government is moving toward a militarist foreign policy that will endanger China and the rest of the region.

Having suffered terribly in the 1931-1945 war, the Chinese want to prevent any possibility of a repeat of that awful chapter of history.

The Chinese want China to be strong and Japan to be militarily weak. The Chinese favor a continuation of the postwar constraints on Japan's armed forces and are highly sensitive to claims that the Chinese version of their own victimization during the 20th century may be exaggerated or erroneous. All of this is natural and understandable.