Thursday, May 16, 2013

China Continues To Lay Claims To Okinawa

China Lays Claim To Okinawa As Territory Dispute With Japan Escalates -- The Guardian

China questions Japan's sovereignty over Ryukyu islands, heightening tension over existing Senkakus islands dispute.

China is attempting to open a new front in its territorial dispute with Japan by questioning Tokyo's sovereignty over the island of Okinawa, home to 25,000 US troops.

The two countries are already pushing rival claims to the Senkakus, a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Tokyo. The dispute over the islands, known as the Diaoyu in China, has hit bilateral trade and sent diplomatic relations to their lowest point for decades.

Beijing began its attempt to broaden the territorial dispute earlier this month when the communist party newspaper, the People's Daily, ran an article in which two Chinese academics challenged Japan's sovereignty over the Ryukyu chain of islands, which includes Okinawa.

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More News On China Laying Claim To Okinawa

China questions Japan rule over Okinawa -- Seattle Times/AP
Chinese general says Okinawa does not belong to Japan -- Japan Daily Times
Chinese general says Okinawa do not belong to Japan -- The Economic Times/AFP
Okinawa doesn't belong to Japan, says hawkish PLA general -- South China Morning Post
Riling Tokyo over Ryukyu Islands may drive Japan further right -- Zhu Zhangping, Global Times
Ryukyu sovereignty question simmers in China -- Frank Ching, Japan Times

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