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The diplomatic dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands has died down, but the incident involving a detained fishing boat captain has raised new fears within the U.S. government over China's use of economic warfare, namely, its control over exports of rare-earth minerals needed for high-technology manufacturing.
In response to John J. Tkacik Jr.'s claim that "the Senkakus have been Japanese for more than 130 years," ("China tests U.S.-Japan alliance," Opinion, Oct. 6) I would like to set the record straight in two respects.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Monday gently chided Vietnam for its blemished human rights record but marveled at the friendly ties the United States has built with Vietnam a generation after the Vietnam War.
Taiwan urgently needs newer model F-16 jet fighters to bolster its air defenses and overall security because of growing missile and aircraft threats from China, Taiwan's deputy defense minister said Wednesday.
China has started talks with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formalize a code of conduct in disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Manila said Thursday.
China has been throwing its weight around a lot lately, and the administration, to its credit, has been pushing back. It shouldn't let up.
Nothing should make the rest of the world so nervous as conflict between the two East Asian behemoths, China and Japan.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday said that the United States is closely monitoring growing tensions between China and Japan while voicing strong U.S. support for Japan.
The European Union signaled Tuesday that it was prepared to scrap tariffs on billions dollars (euros) worth of high-tech exports from the United States, Japan and Taiwan, which were ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization last month.