Japan’s claim to Okinawa disputed by influential Chinese commentators

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  1. fzaq

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    By Kathrin Hille and Mure Dickie, Published: July 24

    BEIJING — For many observers, rising friction between China and Japan over a group of remote and uninhabited islands in the East China Sea is worrying enough.

    But if some influential Chinese nationalist commentators have their way, the spat over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands — which Beijing calls the Diaoyu — could widen into a dispute over a much more important archipelago.

    In a fiery editorial this month, the Global Times newspaper urged Beijing to consider challenging Japan’s control over its southern prefecture of Okinawa, an island chain with a population of 1.4 million people that bristles with U.S. military bases.

    “China should not be afraid of engaging with Japan in a mutual undermining of territorial integrity,” the Communist Party-run paper declared.

    Maj. Gen. Jin Yinan, head of the strategy research institute at China’s National Defense University, went even further. He told state-run radio that limiting discussion to the Diaoyu was “too narrow,” saying Beijing should question ownership of the whole Ryukyu archipelago, which by some definitions extends beyond Okinawa.


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    Japan’s claim to Okinawa disputed by influential Chinese commentators - The Washington Post

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  3. Illusive

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    lol, Japan conquered those island so their occupation is illegal, but Chinese claim is legitimate because they traded with some king of those islands.:rofl:
     

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