China Versus Japan: Shooting War, Economic War or War of Words? [washingtonsblog]


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Senkaku islands via AFP China Versus Japan: Shooting War, Economic War or War of Words?

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:

  • 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

 

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