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09.12.2012 19:16

Delivering on the Diaoyu Islands

Somewhat obscured by dispute over the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan is the need for China to concentrate on domestic political reforms
By Zhang Jianjing

 A huge crowd of protestors in central Weihai City, Shandong Province

In yet another advance on sovereignty claims on the Diaoyu Islands, the Japanese government made the doubtful claim that the territory was purchased to avoid confrontation.

But this was merely a thinly-disguised maneuver for control of the islands. In fact, the announcement only served to undergird the belief that the islands were under the possession of Japan.

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