Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deja Vu

Japanese authority arrested a Chinese fishing boat captain in Diayu Island, a land claimed by China on August 7, 2010. It is significant because Japan applied civil code to prosecute the captain, which is seen as claiming Japan's sovereignty on this disputed area for the first time.

There are many similarities between the Diaoyu Island incident and the 9/18 accident 69 years ago. Both were 'created' by lower level Japanese military officers, and both encountered little resistance from the Chinese part, and both leads to lasting catastrophic consequences.

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