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After reviewing the origin and current deterioration of the territorial dispute for the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands involving Beijing and Taipei against Tokyo in the East China Sea, the paper presents and evaluates the distinction made by China between the United States of America as a newcomer in the crisis (with its full potential for further deteriorating or defusing tensions) and Japan as a much more proactive contender. Options for the United States of America as a possible constructive mediator between China and Japan over the archipelago are discussed.
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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会
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