As Dispute Over Islands Escalates, Japan and China Send Fighter Jets to the Scene

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NY Times:

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A view of the islands in the East China Sea that are known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Control of them would give China unobserved access to the Pacific, something it lacks.

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Published: January 18, 2013
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The Japanese defense minister, Itsunori Onodera, center, and other officials visited an air base on Okinawa on Friday.

Last week, the Chinese government sent a civilian surveillance plane, a twin propeller aircraft, to fly near the uninhabited islands at the heart of a growing feud between China and Japan. Tokyo, in response, ordered F-15 fighter jets to take a look at what it considered Chinese meddling. The Chinese then sent their own fighters.

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3 Responses to As Dispute Over Islands Escalates, Japan and China Send Fighter Jets to the Scene

  1. Richard says:

    China must think Obama will stop the US from helping Japan, they are very wrong.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9814218/Revolutionary-Japan-is-suddenly-the-centre-of-world-affairs.html

    In many ways this could help the US, international law allows us to seize any assets China has in the US and sell them to prosecute the war, that would mean we no longer owe them any money.

  2. hktony says:

    obama and the US sticking their nose where it isn’t wanted or needed. Japan are the lap dog of america and will do what ever they say. Obama has enough problems with debt, unemployment, a growing racial divide, housing issues and yet he feels he can help out a problem he knows nothing about. Take a look at the middle east since obama took office – the spring became an islamist revival across Africa all the way to Indonesia and even southern Philipines. As a westerner I do not want Obama’s help. Obama should f off and keeps his dirty grubby hands away from Asia before he makes another mess.

  3. Richard says:

    You seem to think the results in American and the mid east are different then what Obma wants, they aren’t the chaos is what he wants, in the far east he will let China have their way as long as they don’t do something that forces Congress to act.

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