The Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute: Analyzing Chinese and Japanese Perspectives

Authors: Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, Yves Tiberghien

in Canada-Asia Agenda   (12 pages)

Relations between China and Japan have deteriorated to a near all-time low as the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands continues. Two Canadian experts weigh-in to analyze Chinese and Japanese perspectives on competing claims and underlying motives fueling the dispute. In examining the Chinese perspective, Yves Tiberghien, contends that there are three key components to China’s position: the historical claim, the fishing claim and the political reality. For Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, two central players, Governor Ishihara and the Noda government, are key to understanding Japan’s position in the dispute.

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