China Versus Japan: Shooting War, Economic War or War of Words? [washingtonsblog]
September 22, 2012 Leave a comment
Are China and Japan Going to War?
The conflict between China and Japan over a small chain of disputed islands – called “Senkaku” by Japan and “Diaoyu” by China – is fluid.
Here are some of the key recent events in this dispute:
- Japan’s Ambassador to China died mysteriously, and Chinese police used tear gas and water cannonson anti-Japan protesters
- A senior advisor to the Chinese government has called for an attack on the Japanese bond market to precipitate a funding crisis and bring the country to its knees
- Chinese hackers have launched a cyber-attack against Japan, taking down at least 19 Japanese websites – including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital – and adding messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the islands