September 22, 2012

Lebensraum and China

Philip Bowring, Asia Sentinel

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China’s noisy revival of its claim to the Senkaku or Diouyu islands looks to be the thin end of a wedge pointed towards and perhaps even beyond Okinawa, location of major US military bases. As in its disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea, China is using its version of history as well as its naval power to promote claims which once seemed merely theoretical.

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