April Chan 6B (3)
I am going to express my own feelings on the Diaoyu Islands Dispute between China and Japan, or you may say the dispute among China, Japan, and Taiwan, or even US.
Recently, the possession of the Diaoyu Islands has been a hot topic among us. After Tokyo had issued an alert to its nationals, the relationship between China and Japan became more tensioned. Washington soon called for dialogue to resolve the problem in a more peaceful way.
I wonder why China and Japan could not reach a final agreement for the possession of the Islands for such years, why not these two countries step aside and make the decision by referring back to the historical records? As we all know, the Island used to belong to China. However, U.S. signed the Okinawa Reversion Treaty with Japan in 1970, and it included Diaoyu Islands as part of Okinawa.
After that, Japan has been claiming the sovereignty of the Islands. Is there any scare resources underneath the Islands which created such an dispute? Or it was the trick performed by other countries in order to suppress the long-term development of China by giving difficulties to mainland?