Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Unit 4, China and Russia

Lately the country of Japan has been at odds with both China and Russia with various land disputes. According to the article, the Kuril Islands or "Northern Territories" as Japan calls them are still being disputed by Russia and Japan. In fact it was interesting to discover that since World War Two Russia and Japan still yet have to sign a declaration of peace over the issue. China is also at odds with its neighbor Japan, due to a territorial dispute over the uninhabited but resource-rich Senkaku Islands, also known as the Diaoyus in China. It was during a meeting between Russia and China that Putin approached the Chinese President with not only this similarity, but the similarity that both countries had stood together before and assisted in the defeat of Imperialist Japan. Both countries intend to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their victory over Fascism in 2015. This is to not only show their military strength, but to show that they are still powerful allies that have overcome a similar  adversary before.

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