A series of incidents in the East China Sea has highlighted highlighted the need for Japan, China and Taiwan to stay on good terms. All three countries claim the tiny Senkaku Islands and their vessels have been involved in clashes. But this could be described as political summer theatre – none of the participants really wants to disturb the status quo.
Japan, China and Taiwan in stand-off over tiny Senkaku Islands
TENSION over a chain of tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea illustrates the delicate relationship between Japan, China and Taiwan – which all claim ownership of the rocks.[[quote]]
Japan lodged two formal ...