the territorial disputes in Senkaku Islands

the territorial disputes in Senkaku Islands

´╗┐Tensions have started rising again regarding to the territorial disputes in Senkaku Islands among China, Japan and Taiwan. These three countries claimed that they own the sovereignty over this small group of islets and because of this issue, the relationships between them were worsen. In view of this dispute, we did a simulation activity in a bid to discuss the possibility of all stakeholders returning to the negotiation table. This report aims at reviewing our simulation participation and experience, as well as summarizing what we have learnt throughout this module. In the simulation activity, our group represented the US government.
In the Senkaku dispute, US government chooses not to take any stance, which means we will not admit the sovereignty of Senkaku Island is owned by either one country. If any country, including China, intends to give offense to Japan, US government will give a helping hand to Japan. For example, military supports. This action is based on the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan. However, if Japan starts to provoke the war to other countries intentionally, US government will not support. In this case, US government gives every effort to prevent quarrels although we think it is hard to reach a compromise for a meeting. It is mainly because the general public in the states are tired of war and our financial ability cannot sustain a long-term war. That is why it is essential for us to take the initiative to reopen the Sino-Japanese senior level meeting. Yet, in the situation of East China Sea, China and Japan both stand firm and persist in their own viewpoints. We hope US government can act like a bridge between different stakeholders, no matter to the state actors or the non-state actors. Since we believe our international image, the police of the world, can serve as a mediator and bring them back to the negotiation table.
When looking back to our simulation activity, I observed that there were...

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