September 30, 2010
China's Resource Weapon Misfired
Lee Cheol-ho, JoongAng Daily
China employed its newfound clout as an industrial power to humiliate Japan in an ugly territorial row over waters and inhabited islands in the East China Sea. The world’s second-largest economy bowed before the new Chinese power after the latter’s threat to block Japan-bound shipments of rare-earth minerals.
TAGGED: Japan, China, East China Sea