The disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/GettyImages)
The disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea.
(JIJI PRESS/AFP/GettyImages)

Will China Call America’s Military Bluff?

January 29, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
In Beijing’s escalating territorial dispute with Japan, it sees an opportunity to expose the United States as an unreliable ally.
 

As a territorial dispute between China and Japan intensifies, Beijing is behaving toward the United States in a way that may initially appear counterintuitive. Although China has not openly sought U.S. mediation in the row, its Foreign Ministry has issued statements designed to provoke increased U.S. involvement.

Why would China want to draw the U.S.—the world’s foremost military power—into the conflict?

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