Thursday, September 27, 2012

Still Wondering about the Water Cannon Fight with the Taiwanese Vessels

Just to be sure, I was genuinely mystified that the Japanese Coast Guard vessels initiated a water cannon fight with their Taiwanese counterparts when they had allowed Chinese surveillance vessels to loiter in the territorial waters of the Senkaku Islands essentially unmolested until they left, and am not advocating JCG engagement in a physical altercation with the Chinese authorities unless they are further provoked. I also suspect that benshsngren and waishengren tend to have different perspectives on Taiwan’s role in this this segment of the tug-of-war over the islands.

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