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War between Japan and China is an accident waiting to happen | GlobalPost

GlobalPost asked three experts about the possibility of Asia’s two largest economies going to war over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

After decades of peace, could China and Japan be on the brink of war?

Both China and Japan have long-held claims to the Japanese-administered islands — known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. Tensions have intensified over the past year, and observers fear that a political or military misstep could rapidly escalate.

Over the weekend, China announced an air defense zone over the East China Sea, encompassing the disputed islands. The new policy would require airlines to give Chinese authorities their flight plans before entering the airspace designated by China.

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