The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo

By air and sea: China’s two-pronged strategy to grind Japan down over disputed islands

  • Beijing has ramped up its military and coastguard presence near the islands to get Tokyo to acquiesce on the disputed chain, analysts say
  • While it is taking a toll on the Japanese self-defence forces, the tactic comes with a major risk

Topic |   China-Japan relations
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are claimed by Japan and China. Photo: Kyodo
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