September 27, 2010

China-Japan Tensions Aren't Going Away

Heritage Foundation, Heritage Foundation

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In recent weeks, a group of uninhabited rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea between Okinawa and Taiwan have become a serious source of tension between Beijing and Tokyo. On September 8, the Japan Coast Guard arrested the crew of a Chinese fishing vessel operating in the waters off the Senkakus, which is administered by Japan. Reports indicate that the fishing boat, in an attempt to evade inspection, collided with two coast guard vessels.

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TAGGED: China, Tokyo, Beijing, Japan, Taiwan, East China Sea, Japan Coast Guard

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