Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Japanese Nationalists Landed-I/The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands-XIII

After deporting Chinese nationals by sea after landing at the Diaoyu Islands, about 10 Japanese nationalists or right-wings landed at the Diaoyu Islands before the Chinese even arrived home. Without any permission from the government, the right-wing politicians successfully landed at the islands. The Chief Cabinet spokesman Fujimura Osamu called the landing regrettable (Washington Post 19 August 2012). In China, over 25 cities had massive anti-Japanese demonstration; some Chinese police cars which are made in Japan have been destroyed by the radical Chinese. “Defend the Diaoyu Islands to the death,” one banner wrote. Another stated, “Even if China is covered with graves, we must kill all Japanese” (New York Times, 19 August 2012). The recent “struggle” between China and Japan is further point that the Sino-Japanese collision in the East China is unavoidable. If the Japanese government dispatched its SDF in the Diaoyu Islands in the future, don’t expect the PLA to do nothing. The bottom line is China has been a more democratic system than ever before in Chinese history; therefore, Chinese public opinions cannot be ignored by leaders in Beijing, no matter who will be the next “emperor” in China.

Source: New York Times (access date: 19 August 2012).

Source: (access date: 18 August 2012).

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