The East China Sea: The Place Where Sino–U.S. Conflict Could Occur

  title={The East China Sea: The Place Where Sino–U.S. Conflict Could Occur},
  author={Michael A. McDevitt},
  journal={American Foreign Policy Interests},
  pages={100 - 110}
ABSTRACT The East China Sea remains a Sino–U.S. hotspot. The welcome diminishment of the possibility of an East China Sea conflict over Taiwan has been offset by the emergence of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute between Japan and China as the new Sino–U.S. flashpoint. The United States could become militarily involved if China and Japan come to blows over sovereignty. Washington officially takes no position on the disputed sovereignty claim but, because the uninhabited islands are under… 
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