October 12, 2012

China Wields Economic Club

Kevin Rafferty, Japan Times

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The bitter dispute between China and Japan over their rival claims to ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea has severely strained bilateral political relations. Mishandling or mistakes by either side could trigger a clash between their paramilitary ships, drawing in regular forces and leading to a wider war.

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