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Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the dispute between China and Japan over a group of tiny but resource rich islands.
If two powerful countries such as Japan and China cannot compromise over a few rocks in the sea, what hope is there anywhere else? If after all the bloody history of the 20th century, nothing has changed, it is a very ominous and dismal sign for any hopes for world peace and prosperity in the future.
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