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Dispute escalates between China and Japan

• Reuters
apan and China’s historic dispute regarding ownership of a chain of islands in the East China Sea has recently resurfaced.

The islands, referred to as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, began to be a source of tension in the 1970's when oil resources were discovered in the area. They are close to a continental shelf, a shallow formation along the coast of a landmass that can go deeper into the ocean, making it easier to extract natural resources.


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