Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Former Chinese Diplomat Accuses The U.S. Of 'Stoking' Tensions Between China And Japan

Ex-Envoy Says U.S. Stirs China-Japan Tensions -- New York Times

HONG KONG — A longtime Chinese diplomat warned Tuesday that the United States is using Japan as a strategic tool in its effort to mount a comeback in Asia, a policy that he said is serving to heighten tensions between China and Japan.

The retired diplomat, Chen Jian, who served as an under secretary general of the United Nations and as China’s ambassador to Japan, said the United States should restrain Tokyo and should focus its diplomatic efforts on bringing about negotiations between China and Japan over the disputed islands in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan.

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More News On Chinese - Japanese Territorial Disputes

US accused as China-Japan tensions rise
-- Sydney Morning Herald
China’s Ex-Envoy to Japan Says U.S. at Fault in Island Dispute -- Bloomberg Businessweek
India-U.S.-Japan meet rankles China -- The Hindu
India, US, Japan discuss Asia Pacific -- Business Standard/Press Trust India
India, US, Japan discuss maritime security, China -- New York Daily News
U.S., Japan to hold joint military drill amid island row with China -- Reuters
Thousands of US, Japan troops set to hold drill amid China tensions -- NBC
The real reason China-Japan are locked in a territory dispute -- Ralph Jennings

WNU Editor: A good map outlining Japan's territorial disputes with it's neighbors is here.

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