A Japanese surveillance plane flies over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Photo: AP

In the spirit of the times, China and Japan must seek peace

Phil Chan remembers the painful lessons that past wars have taught

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A Japanese surveillance plane flies over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Photo: AP
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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".