This is getting very little press here on our side of the water. But i see major confrontation here if they don't sort out there foreign relations fairly quickly. I believe China likely would have confronted Japan for it not for the United States been a protector of Japanese interests in the region. China is playing a deadly game of chicken with Japan.
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