September 18, 2012

A Sea of Trouble over 5 Tiny Islands

Hoffman & MacKinnon, Globe and Mail

AP Photo

A dispute over a quintet of uninhabited islands is jeopardizing the political and trade relationship between the world’s second and third-largest economies, as a number of Japan’s flagship companies announced temporary closures of their China operations on Monday after being targeted by days of angry protests.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Diaoyutais, Senkaku islands, Japan, China


September 18, 2012
Japan and China: Ghosts of the Past
The Guardian
Both economies need each other, but the politics between these two countries are a good deal more complex. more ››
September 18, 2012
China's Leaders Orchestrate Hysteria
Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun
Protesters in Beijing over the weekend were herded into groups of 100. Those without banners were given Chinese flags and were then guided to the Japanese embassy for five minutes of chanting before being replaced by the next... more ››
September 17, 2012
History Alone Won't Cement Islands Claims
China Post
Victory is on the side of the big guns. These include literal guns and other armaments, economic might, cultural clout, patriotic conviction and pure aggression — all resources that win friends and influence people around the... more ››
September 16, 2012
Time for China to Get Tough with Japan
Chu Zhaogen, China Daily
China should forget about forging Sino-Japanese economic integration and fight against Japan's resurging militarism. more ››
September 18, 2012
Tiny Isles at Resource Wars' Frontline
Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld
The images freeze-frame the front lines of chaos: protesters pressed against the barricades, open mouths shouting ugly slogans, security forces straining to keep the crowd contained. Yet it's not a scene from Benghazi or Cairo... more ››