Another problem the UN won’t be able to solve. I am quite certain that the pre-WWII land acquisitions by Japan (say anything that occurred before the 1895 conflict was not intended to be included). The real problem is that the Chinese are now “experts” at reading treaties and such to their own benefit. We will likely hear more of these kinds of claims and the associated saber rattling.
The next exciting one will be the “historical” claim to the Korean peninsula by the Chinese. That one should make Lil’ Kim excited to know that he really “is” a puppet leader.
China‘s top newspaper on May 8, 2013, published a call for a “reconsideration” of Japan’s sovereignty over the island of Okinawa – home to major US bases – with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row.
The lengthy article in the People’s Daily, China’s most-circulated newspaper and the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist party, argued that China may have rights to the Ryukyu island chain, which includes Okinawa.
“Unresolved problems on the Ryukyu Islands have reached the time for reconsideration,” wrote Zhang Haipeng and Li Guoqiang, citing post World War II declarations which require Japan to return Chinese territory.
The authors are scholars at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, considered China’s top state-run think tank.
The article also repeated Chinese government arguments for China’s historical claims over a set of tiny uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as Diaoyu in Chinese…
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