Senkaku Islands: US, Japan draw up defence plans from China

THE Senkaku Islands are tiny rocky spurs, part of a scattering of islands between the northern tip of Taiwan and the Japanese home islands. They are rapidly turning into a flashpoint for war.Beijing claims the islands as part of its historical inheritance — as it does neighbouring Taiwan, despite failing to seize the protectorate during the Chinese Civil War.Taiwan, however, was a Japanese protectorate before World War II.It’s a messy historical scenario, thought resolved through United Nations conventions and treaties established after the conflict.

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