Four Chinese marine surveillance ships and one Taiwanese coast guard vessel entered the sovereign waters of Diaoyu islands within 12 miles of their shorelines on October 2, 2012, in answer to the spurious Japanese claim of sovereignty over Diaoyu that has no basis in history or treaty. When Japan cannot prevent Chinese ships from patrolling its sovereign waters of Diaoyu, what claim can it make of exercising any jurisdiction or sovereignty over it? Must be Japanese pipe dream.
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-10-3 04:51
Japan's claim of sovereignty and so-called "exercise of jurisdiction" over Diaoyu island has been reduced to an exercise in schizophrenic soliloquy. Chinese fishing vessels under the protection of the Chinese government continue to fish and sail around Diaoyu island. Now, that is true exercise of jurisdiction. The Japanese stormtroopers on the islands have been reduced to the status of WWII stragglers still hellbent on defending their Imperial Japanese Nazi government. They have been reduced to shouting their modern equivalent of "Banzai!" and shaking their re-dyed Honomaru.
But, eventually, they become irrelevant - as long as they do not fire upon the Chinese owners of their island - or they will be booted out.
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-10-4 10:07
China continues to patrol its sovereign waters around its Diaoyu island despite the farce of Japan "nationalizing" its sovereign territory. It is not about the oil. It is not about the fish. Ir is the principle of the thing, that your right is respected regardless of how small the island may be. Japan cannot just nationalize what is China's.