CHINA’S LINES AROUND ISLANDS COULD MEAN MORE CONFLICT WITH JAPAN

Fox News on September 29, 2012, published an AP report on a new map of what China calls the Diaoyus; Japan, the Senkakus. The map shows a kidney-shaped main island with splotches of green, and a list of 70 affiliated “islands” that are really half-submerged rocks. Excerpts below:

China published the map amid outrage over Japan’s purchase of some of the islands, and has engaged in another type of mapmaking that may escalate the conflict.

It has drawn territorial markers around the islands and submitted them to the U.N.

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