China 'reviews' Okinawa ownership in new territorial challenge to Japan

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Japan's ownership of an entire archipelago in the East China Sea may be up for review - not by Tokyo, but by Beijing. The Okinawa Islands chain is home to sprawling US military bases, and tens of thousands of American troops. The People's Daily - considered a mouthpiece of China's Communist party - all but laid claim to the archipelago in an article written by academics. Japan quickly hit back, denouncing the paper as a political tool and declaring its ownership of Okinawa beyond doubt. It's the latest territorial dispute marring relations between the two Asian powers - both are also locked into contest over another island chain. READ MORE:


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