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Topic - Hsin Chen
The United States, which has carefully refrained from choosing sides in the simmering diplomatic row over a remote and rocky island chain in the East China Sea, needs to get more involved in the three-sided dispute or else risk it escalating, Taiwanese analysts say.
He warned that an escalation of the crisis could too easily spiral into all-out war.
"The United States must increase its role as a peacekeeper," Mr. Chen added.