August 26, 2012

Arguing over Islands an Age-Old Political Distraction

China Times, China Times

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The political leaders of all involved countries need to prevent such territorial disputes from being used by demagogues for political gain, keeping the public distracted from more pressing economic issues and papering over their poor performance.

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TAGGED: Senkaku islands, East China Sea, Diaoyutais, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea


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