Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dispute between : China, Japan and Taiwan

Dispute between : China, Japan and Taiwan
*islands lie in East China Sea
**known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China
**Japan says that it is only since the 1970s, when the issue of oil resources in the area emerged, that Chinese and Taiwanese authorities began pressing their claims.
**China says that the Diaoyu islands have been part of its territory since ancient times, serving as important fishing grounds administered by the province of Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that this is "fully proven by history and is legally well-founded".
**Separately, Taiwan also claims the islands.

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