Friday, May 10, 2013

China Questions Japanese Sovereignty On Okinawa

Japanese Claim On Okinawa Challenged In China -- RT

China’s leading newspaper has upped the ante in the country’s intensifying territorial dispute with Japan, claiming its high time both sides “re-examine” who has sovereignty over Okinawa – which hosts a massive US military contingent.

The People’s Daily, which serves as the mouthpiece for the ruling Communist party, ran the lengthy commentary questioning the historical status of Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu island chain, which includes Okinawa.

The researchers, hailing from a prominent state-run think tank, argue ownership of the Ryukyus should be considered in light of post-World War II declarations which require Japan to return Chinese territory.

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More News On China Questioning Japan's Claims On Okinawa

Japan angered by China's claim to all of Okinawa -- Deutsche Welle
Japan Protests Chinese Report Questioning Sovereignty of Okinawa -- Voice of America
Japan Protests To China Over Okinawa Sovereignty -- RTT News
Japan protests article on Okinawa sovereignty -- China Daily
Japan protests over Chinese article on Okinawa sovereignty -- BBC
China Refuses to Confirm Okinawa Island Belongs to Japanese -- Bloomberg
China criticizes Japan's protest over question of Okinawa sovereignty -- Reuters
Chinese academics question Japan’s rights to Okinawa -- Asahi Shimbun
China Demands Japan Cede Sovereignty of US Military Base Island Okinawa -- International Business Times
China, Japan in War of Words Over Okinawa -- Chosun Ilbo
Okinawa Piques Chinese Papers -- New York Times
A New Chapter in Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Drama -- Harry Kazianis, The Diplomat

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am half-Okinawan so this irks me, to say the least. The Chinese (govt.,academics,ect...) are playing a very dangerous game trying to press their claims on territories that are legally others.