China’s declaration of ‘core interest’ over the Senkaku Islands means there are only two options available: China gets the islands or there will be war. But this is not the first time China has declared the islands as a core interest. Last year it did the same thing: “China’s Expanding Core” by Yuriko Koike | Project Syndicate.
China has regarded the Japanese administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea as its core interest, China’s foreign ministry has announced for the first time.
The Diaoyu Islands are about sovereignty and territorial integrity and is China’s core interest, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press conference.