Saturday, September 15, 2012

Senkaku Islands row

Japan, China, and Taiwan are all claiming rights to these tiny islands.  Japan has control of them but the emerging Chinese giant wants to flex its muscles (and settle some scores from World War II).  China sent six ships to patrol the islands this week.

Tensions in China are rising.  Japanese citizens have been roughed up; Japanese stores looted; and Japanese cars destroyed.  Thousands protested in over a dozen cities.

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