China is like the Gorilla in the room in American Asian foreign policy anymore. This is blatant appeasement and I fear we made a mistake in semi-allowing the Chinese to illegally claim this airspace and the whole Iran nuclear deal is another beast in its self. Regan sums this up pretty much.
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
OTOH, we OWE them money and they might want it back.
So, hopefully, this can be resolved without a nuclear war. It's not wise to fight with the big kids. ****, we can't even beat the Afghans who use muskets and have zero aircraft. Now, imagine fighting China.
Japan threw us under the bus in WW2. So, I like them but not enough to die for.
How a Tiny Island Chain Explains the China-Japan Dispute - Matt Schiavenza - The Atlantic
Rather than being a discrete event that can be resolved through negotiation and diplomacy, the current trends suggest that the Sino-Japanese crisis over the Senkaku-Diaoyu islands will merely be the prelude to larger conflicts down the road
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ