Con los Japoneses tambien se ponen tensos:http://nation.time.com/2012/05/24/clock ... s-dispute/
“We have drifted to a place where we don’t want to be and we are running out of time,” says Kazuhiko Togo, director of the Institute for World Affairs at Kyoto Sangyo University. “We need to prepare ourselves militarily, and at the same time make every diplomatic effort to bridge the gap between Tokyo and Beijing. This really is becoming a casus belli.”
China this week cancelled a visit to Japan of its top uniformed military leader, and snubbed Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at a summit meeting in Beijing earlier month. Both actions were intended, at least in part, to express China’s displeasure with the dispute over the Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu in China, a group of five or so islets near Taiwan. The islands are administered by Japan, but are claimed by both China and Taiwan.
China has been aggressively modernizing its military and pressing territorial claims throughout the region. A monthlong standoff between China and Philippines patrol ships in an area called the Scarborough Shoals shows little sign of letup.