A Short Note On Senkaku Islands Dispute : The Confrontation Among China, Us And Japan
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Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute: The Confrontation among China, US and Japan
Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute is defined as a territorial dispute over a group of islands in East China Sea called Senkaku (Japan), Diaoyu (China) or Tiaoyutai (Taiwan). The dispute has been a main focus of Sino-Japanese political and military conflicts for a long time. Meanwhile, in order to strengthen its dominance in the Asia-Pacific area, the US government aligned with Japan to contain China’s power, making the issue more complicated. Therefore, today, Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute is not only a Sino-Japanese territorial dispute, but also a comprehensive confrontation among China, US and Japan to contend for the dominance in the Asia-Pacific area.
To some extent, the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute is caused by the United States’ Global Strategy during the Cold War. After the Second World War, in order to contain the power of the Soviet Union and the Communist China, the United States began to support Japan, even though Japan’s war crimes had not been completely liquidated. In 1951, the United States signed the San Francisco Peaceful Treaty with Japan. As a result, the Japanese did not give up sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Although the United States was administering the Ryukyu Islands, including Diaoyu Islands, the Japanese government still had residual sovereignty over the islands. To further consolidate the US-Japan military alliance and take control of Japan, in 1971, as