The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No 51 (left) cruises alongside the Japanese coastguard ship Ishigaki near Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands on September 14, 2012. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No 51 (left) cruises alongside the Japanese coastguard ship Ishigaki near Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands on September 14, 2012. Photo: Reuters

China must stand up to Japan's Diaoyu claims

Huang Xiang says a confrontation may be what Chinese need to exorcise wartime humiliation

The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No 51 (left) cruises alongside the Japanese coastguard ship Ishigaki near Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands on September 14, 2012. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No 51 (left) cruises alongside the Japanese coastguard ship Ishigaki near Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands on September 14, 2012. Photo: Reuters
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