Sometimes, dispatching fisherman doesn’t fully get the point across. To up the ante, China has taken out ads in the U.S. pushing their claim on Diaoyu to the American people.
PRC mouthpiece The China Daily also writes that the government’s Diaoyu whitepaper makes a “watertight case for China’s Diaoyu claim.”
Go figure –though “watertight” is clever.
Have yet read the whitepaper, but will add to my holiday to-do list–though I do so fully prepared to be convinced of China’s claim. Convinced like so many “scholars worldwide.”
“What worldwide scholars,” you ask? Well, how about those from the Ukraine?
Ukrainian international relations expert Denis Necheporuk told Xinhua that the white paper confirmed that the Diaoyu Islands are inherent territory of China.
“Japan needs to understand that the truth is on the Chinese side. And it’s obvious. This is indicated by the historical, geographical and legal facts,” Necheporuk said.
I can’t agree or disagree with the outspoken Ukrainian communist Necheporuk at this point, but glad to see the heavy hitters are weighing in on the issue.
It is interesting watching the coverage by a free media vs. a state controlled media. Japan wins that battle. At least they have the sense to realize that I would likely Google proclaimed experts like “Denis Necheporuk.”