September 20, 2012

Can Cooler Heads Prevail in China-Japan Conflict?

Japan Times, Japan Times

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In this 40th anniversary year of diplomatic normalization between Japan and China, the bilateral relationship has plummeted as demonstrations rage in many Chinese cities against the Japanese government's purchase of three of the five islets comprising the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are also claimed by China.

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September 18, 2012
China's Useful Idiots and True Believers
The Economist
Despite the presence of some officials in the mix, and what may be their significant role in guiding the proceedings, there should be no doubting that there are also plenty of ordinary people joining in, expressing real passion... more ››
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 19, 2012
Outrage over Islands Full of Goats Is Crazy
William Pesek, Bloomberg
The Japanese call them the Senkaku Islands, the Chinese refer to them as Diaoyu. Let me suggest a more appropriate name: Goat Islands. Goats are all you will find on the cluster of uninhabited rocks over which the Japanese and... more ››
September 14, 2012
Posturing over the Senkakus
Japan Times
China will surely step up its protest against the purchase of the islets. Japan should therefore make the utmost effort to communicate and fully explain to Beijing why it decided to purchase the islets. China, for its part,... more ››
September 20, 2012
Asia's Ticking Time Bomb
Michael Richardson, Japan Times
China appears confident that as its economic and military power continues to grow, Japanese and U.S. resolve to defend the Senkakus will diminish. Meanwhile, the uninhabited islands remain a time bomb that could explode with... more ››