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‘Getting tough on China’ more rhetoric than reality

Posted by seumasach on May 4, 2021

Ken Moak

Asia Times

29th April, 2021

“With regard to Chinese “aggression” in the Asia-Pacific, the West and Japan have cherry-picked information to fit the narrative. The People’s Republic of China did not invent its territorial claims, they were inherited from the previous Nationalist government. The claims were supported by the US under the 1946 Cairo Declaration framework, demanding that Japan return all territories it annexed from their historical owners. 

Furthermore, China was exempted from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), implicitly recognizing the country’s territorial claims within the “nine dash line.””

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