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BEIJING — Despite recent efforts to tamp down territorial disputes, China and Japan are jostling elbows over one of their thorniest such conflicts: control of a tiny, uninhabited island chain in the East China Sea.
On Wednesday morning, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned Japan’s ambassador for the second time in 24 hours to protest Japan’s response to a Chinese fishing boat that had entered disputed waters.
Originally posted by Foppezao
Are these the same as the Spratly islands?
Originally posted by Alien Mind
I hope nothing does come of this. The last thing we need is Japan building up its military.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by stumason
All great points. I always have to chuckle when I hear people claiming that Japan has no military etc. With their electronic industry alone they could quickly turn all their expertise in manufacturing and innovations into weapon systems.