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China is really childish and a county which is not trustful and doesn't respect anything.

China already claim other parts from the ocean which is not theirs but just stole it.

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Japan needs to stop pussy footing around and put a base on these islands otherwise China will end up claiming them!

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The Chinese coast guard said its vessels warned off Japanese ships that "illegally intruded" into waters around disputed East China Sea islets on Tuesday.

China is talking total crap, as always.

SanjinosebleedToday 09:05 am JST

Japan needs to stop pussy footing around and put a base on these islands otherwise China will end up claiming them!

Agreed. People say that such an act might "anger China," but literally everything that's not Xi Jinping Thought angers China, so Japan should just do it. Would be a good place for a link in the missile wall:

https://www.firstpost.com/world/us-to-deploy-missile-wall-in-pacific-to-checkmate-china-in-2024-japan-most-likely-host-13418652.html

China is a malignant bully that deserves zero respect, and zero consideration for its interests (that are usually based on lies). Other nations must fully implement their plans to guard against its aggression.

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The waters around the Diaoyu islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku islands,

It should read Senkaku Islands, which china calls Diaoyu. No one calls them Diaoyu.

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With Xi back from his recent charm offensive to the West, it seems absolutely nothing at all has changed. There has been like three international incidents on the high seas in a week.

The rest of the world; message received, loud and clear.

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Sorry, Charlie, the Chinese named the islands in the 15th century.

Chinese records of these islands date back to as early as the 15th century when they were referred as Diaoyu in books such as Voyage with a Tail Wind (Chinese: 順風相送; pinyin: Shùnfēng Xiāngsòng) (1403) and Record of the Imperial Envoy's Visit to Ryūkyū (Chinese: 使琉球錄; pinyin: Shǐ Liúqiú Lù) (1534). - Wiki

It should read Senkaku Islands, which china calls Diaoyu. No one calls them Diaoyu.

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If I name the moon does that mean I own it?

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deanzaZZR

Today 12:57 pm JST

Sorry, Charlie, the Chinese named the islands in the 15th century.

> Chinese records of these islands date back to as early as the 15th century when they were referred as Diaoyu in books such as Voyage with a Tail Wind (Chinese: 順風相送; pinyin: Shùnfēng Xiāngsòng) (1403) and Record of the Imperial Envoy's Visit to Ryūkyū (Chinese: 使琉球錄; pinyin: Shǐ Liúqiú Lù) (1534). - Wiki

> It should read Senkaku Islands, which china calls Diaoyu. No one calls them Diaoyu.

Naming and owning is different. Also the reason of the current issue to whom the island belong goes back due an unclear agreement around 1895.

The main reason for china to make noise about the island is resources and strategically located to Taiwan.

Copy Wikipedia.

After China lost the war, both countries signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki in April 1895 that stipulated, among other things, that China would cede to Japan "the island of Formosa together with all islands appertaining or belonging to said island of Formosa (Taiwan)",[14] but yet the treaty does not clearly define the geographical limits of the island of Formosa and the islands appertaining or belonging to Formosa ceded to Japan.

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deanzaZZRToday  12:57 pm JST

Sorry, Charlie, the Chinese named the islands in the 15th century.

Chinese records of these islands date back to as early as the 15th century when they were referred as Diaoyu 

No evidence of human habitation has ever been found on the Senkakus other than the remains of a Japanese bonito factory. The Senkakus were established as Terra Nulleas and incorporated in accordance with international procedures with no objection from any nation, including China (Qing Dynasty). Chinese (PRC) maps in the 1960s showed the Senkakus to be part of Okinawa Prefecture Japan.

Taiwan and Japan had a dispute over the Senkakus over fishing resources. While they have reached bilateral agreements to put aside the dispute, in the 1970s China took over the claim (on the grounds that they own Taiwan) because of the strategic value.

Two US Secretries of State, two US Secretaries of Defense and One POTUS have stated that the Senkakus are protected under the US-JPN Mutual Defense Treaty and any attempt to take them by force will invoke Article 5 and start a conflict with the United States.

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And Japan's weak claim is based on a bonito flakes factory that went belly up after 2 decades of production and then everyone headed back to Japan even before the US navy showed up.

The US does not take an official position on the two territorial claims.

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deanzaZZRToday  04:56 pm JST

And Japan's weak claim is based on a bonito flakes factory that went belly up after 2 decades of production and then everyone headed back to Japan even before the US navy showed up.

No, the strength of the claim is that the Senkakus were incorporated as Terra Nulleas (look it up) with no objection from any country including China. Clear evidence that they did not consider it their territory. Until 1971. That China's own maps showed them to be Japanese in the 1960s is evidence that China's claim is a fabricated one for strategic purposes.

The US does not take an official position on the two territorial claims.

The US does not take a position on sovereignty only to satisfy Taiwan, who had the original claim. But the fact that the US has made clear that any attempt to military take the Senkakus will syart a war with the U.S. makes the sovereignty issie irrelevant.

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China make believe

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China once again stirring up trouble in other peoples territory. Clear proof they are an enemy, and not a friend or partner. Their actions cancel out their sugar coated works of friendship and protests of innocence.

China is a disgrace.

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I strongly believe that both countries, China and Japan have grown up people who could sit, talk, discuss, find a peaceful solution where both parts, all parts, reach an agreement, cooperation, understanding that would cost no lives, no casualties, but wealth for both. It is time to start sharing, dividing, cooperating instead of fighting, creating more tension, rage, dispute. Thousands of years of battle must be part of history, the past, not anymore room for silly and deadly war.

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The other countries of the world need to find ways to prevent China from getting too big for its britches.

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Makoto ShimizuNov. 29  11:53 pm JST

I strongly believe that both countries, China and Japan have grown up people who could sit, talk, discuss, find a peaceful solution where both parts, all parts, reach an agreement, cooperation, understanding...

On what do you base your belief that China does? Their actions indicate the opposite.

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