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Jeff China is furious with the secretary of state Hillary Clinton mrs.
Clinton this weekend saying that the disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Under the administration of Japan China firing back saying Clinton's comments -- quote.
Ignorance of facts and to quote Gordon Chang -- for the coming collapse of China joining us now.
We've been following this simmering -- territorial dispute over these islands Gordon.
Clinton jumping in so that -- stating that fact which I believe it's true they are the administrators of this island but.
What's the potential of this situation between China and Japan getting out of hand.
This is really serious they've had this territorial dispute since about 1970 to these islands are administered by Japan in fact the Chinese are wrong.
And the significance of that is that we have a treaty with the Japanese.
That requires -- to come to their defense over territories that are in fact administered by Tokyo -- so that mean that means the United States can get involved in this.
So that means China Japan and the US all could be.
-- we're talking potentially some sort of meaning little -- here well yes because he noted within the hours the Chinese have incurred into Japanese waters were three patrol ships they've been doing this now regularly for about 45 months.
Both China and Japan scrambled jets about a week ago and so -- the potential for somebody making a mistake is enormous so this could really be the 1914 for Asia.
So -- -- the US do obviously that gonna try and find some sort of diplomatic solution but it's often difficult when you're dealing with the Chinese you have right now the Chinese have gone on this militant -- they want territory not only from Japan but South Korea all the nations around the South China Sea.
Where more than 50% of the world's non oil shipping passes each year they got territorial disputes with India and they're trying to deny freedom of navigation which we try to defend around the world so that's really going to be an issue -- this is a problem.
Let's talk about until -- the more you just recently got back from a trip there and you are saying that our image around the world not some great.
-- the Indians are really concerned about a couple things one of them -- they want stronger American leadership because they're concerned about China.
Because China has some pretty big territorial disputes with India as well as -- Japan.
But also their concern that John -- who was probably going to be the next secretary of state.
Might tilt towards Pakistan and every time there's a problem in Pakistan and a lot of problems -- have now.
We sort of rush over there are trying to save the place and that means we're more on Pakistan's side then on New -- side and I haven't.
Former -- Indian ambassador to the US.
Three times within one week complained of to me about Washington's policy and -- -- a lot of concern about carry.
He has a lot of conflict calls between India and Pakistan but right wasn't bin Laden found in Pakistan and could we not argue that it did it -- it you know the Pakistani if authorities.
Really lets us down fully certainly did and -- supporting the Taliban and all sorts of the Haqqani Network that are killing American soldiers.
And the pakistanis are directing these a terrorist attacks against India and then just two weeks ago while we're in India.
You -- these sport -- -- the border shooting incidents.
We're both Pakistani and Indian soldiers were killed Indian soldiers were beheaded in this this is really very serious for New Delhi.
John Kerry's got a lot on his plate -- not out about it I got us some say Gordon Chang thank you so much for being here thank you Gordon.
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