The United States of America factor in China’s dispute with Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands: Balancing Washington’s ‘rebalancing’ in East Asian waters
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This chapter focuses on the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. The involvement of the US in the China-Japan territorial dispute complicates the matter, as China recognises that its most important strategic relationship is with the US. China’s priority is thus to maintain high-level dialogues with the US on a broad range of issues, as well as the territorial disputes, in order to deemphasise the dispute with Japan. The chapter explains why the US is involved and posits future scenarios.
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China's Strategic Priorities
Jonathan H. Ping and Brett McCormick
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