Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is Okinawa a 'disputed' island too? | FP Passport

The big Asia security story of the day is China's deployment of a garrison to "guard" disputed islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea. But as the Financial Times reports, some Chinese nationalists have the eyes on a potentially even more controversial island chain "Okinawa" and the Ryukyus.

The Chinese claim goes back to when the the islands were ruled by the independent Ryukyu kingdom in 15th century: 

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