China And Japan Clash Over Senkaku Islands Sovereignty once again on Friday as China is reasserting claims the Islands as inherent Chinese territory.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin in a statement said –
The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are inherent Chinese territory. The patrol and law enforcement activities by China Coast Guard in these waters are legitimate and lawful measures to safeguard sovereignty,
On the other hand, Japan controls the Senkaku Islands as per history and international law. But China and Taiwan continue their claim sovereignty over them.
The conflict over Senkaku Islands sovereignty popped up once again as because of Chinese government patrolling vessels intruded into Japanese waters. The continuous intrusion was observed by the Japanese Navy for the past 112 days.
Tokyo has termed this as the strongest intervention by China since 2012. It is to be remembered that the Senkaku Islands were Senkaku Islands in the same year.
Reason for China’s intrusion into Japanese waters
One of the hidden factors for Chinese frustration is Japan delivering 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan.
But at International levels, Chinese foreign minister Wang said –
China always supports anti-epidemic cooperation and has made positive contributions to this end. We hope that relevant parties will earnestly follow through on the original aspiration of providing vaccines to save lives, rather than be obsessed with political posturing.
However, despite the goodwill of the mainland and the eagerness of the majority of Taiwan compatriots to use vaccines from the mainland, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities tried every means to obstruct the shipping of vaccines from the mainland to Taiwan, and even falsely claimed that the mainland was obstructing its vaccine procurement,
For their own selfish political gains, the DPP authorities constantly seek political manipulation over anti-epidemic cooperation, showing disregard of the lives and health of Taiwan compatriots and violating the basic humanitarian spirit,
Beijing is also very much concerned about the increasing US military presence in the region. It relates the activities as one of the factors of escalating Sino-US tensions.
Over the past few months China has increased its maritime activities in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea.