Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Senkakus Coffee Klatches This Week

CSIS is at this very moment meeting on "Taiwan's" approach to the Senkaku mess:
Taiwan's Approach to Escalating Sovereignty Disputes in East AsiaWednesday, Oct 17, 2012 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CSIS

With tensions in the East China Sea at their highest levels in some time, the Freeman Chair invites you to attend a discussion of Taiwan's stance on sovereignty over the Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands and President Ma's expressed desire to establish a code of conduct in light of territorial disputes in the East China Sea. Our panel of experts also will address Taiwan's approach to the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and what role, or potential role, Taiwan can play in resolving the dispute.

Taiwan's Approach to Escalating Sovereignty Disputes in East Asia

Amb. Stephen S. F. Chen
Convener of the National Security Division, National Policy Foundation
Randy Schriver
Partner, Armitage International LLC
Alan Romberg
Director of the East Asia Program, Stimson Center
moderated by:
Christopher K. Johnson
Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Meanwhile the ROC government is throwing a party on the Senkakus and inviting sympathetic academics for fun and validation, on Oct 19. Taiwan Today has a description. Note the final, formula paragraph:
In addition, the MOFA and NCHU will run an exhibition Oct. 18-23 featuring historic documents on ROC sovereignty over the Diaoyutais.

“The exhibition is part of a series of MOFA events aimed at raising public awareness on the archipelago,” the official said, adding that the ministry has received more than 300 submissions for its Diaoyutais writing competition, with the winners announced Nov. 12 on the MOFA website.

The Diaoyutais are an uninhabited archipelago located roughly 170 kilometers northeast of Taiwan proper. The island group is historically attached to the ROC and includes Diaoyutai Island and the islets of Huangwei and Chiwei.
"Historically attached to the ROC". The islands have never been part of the ROC. They've been Japanese since 1895. The level of misrepresentation is frightening....
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1 comment:

yankdownunder said...

The level of misrepresentation is frightening....

Indeed it is! And getting worse.

More frightening news

Chinese warships cruise outside Japan waters

Japanese speakers attacked in Shanghai.