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Best course for U.S. in East China Sea is to deter China activity

By Yoichiro Sato

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2013

~~<p>Tensions are rising in the East China Sea as the modernizing Chinese navy is getting more active there. With China&rsquo;s entry, the Western Pacific, where the U.S. 7th Fleet in conjunction with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has provided peace and stability, is turning into a competitive arena for sea control.</p>
<p>China&rsquo;s claim to the Senkaku Islands, currently under Japan&rsquo;s administrative control, has been accompanied by increasing Chinese provocations, involving both civilian and military vessels and planes.</p>
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Tensions are rising in the East China Sea as the modernizing Chinese navy is getting more active there. With China’s entry, the Western Pacific, where the U.S. 7th Fleet in conjunction with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has provided peace and stability, is turning into a competitive arena for sea control.

China’s claim to the Senkaku Islands, currently under Japan’s administrative control, has been accompanied by increasing Chinese provocations, involving both civilian and military vessels and planes. Login for more...



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