Friday, January 03, 2014

Senkaku Weirdness to Start Off the Year

The East China Sea has already seen a number of surprises in 2014 

No sooner had we bid farewell to a year of rising tensions in the East China Sea than 2014 was bringing us more action over the islets at the center of the dispute — only this time, things got a little strange. 

We begin with news that the controversial Air-Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) extension declared by Beijing on Nov. 23—which people who worry about such things worried would increase the likelihood of war with Japan—was actually declared … in 2010. 

My article, published today in The Diplomat, continues here, with some hot air balloon action.

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