Do the Chinese Now Claim the Ryukyus?

A few weeks ago Asia Sentinel pointed out that China’s newfound focus on its longstanding claim to the disputed Senkaku/Dioayu rocks were the thin end of a wedge aimed at a much bigger if dormant claim – to Japan’s Ryukyu islands, which include Okinawa and stretch 1,000 kilometers along the divide between the east China sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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