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Chinese Scholar: Five Non-Military Means to Respond to the Diaoyu Islands Dispute

On March 21, 2013, Cheng Enfu, member of the Presidium of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Academic Division, and director of the Academic Division of Marxist Studies, published an article on Huanqiu (the Chinese edition of Global Times) proposing five non-military means to deal with Japan on the Diaoyu Islands dispute (called the Senkaku Islands in Japan).

1) Mobilize overseas Chinese around the world to launch Diaoyu Islands Protection campaigns and ask Taiwan authorities to take the major responsibility to protect the Diaoyu Islands. 2) Take advantage of Japan’s eagerness to become the new permanent member of the United Nations and make a political deal with Japan. 3) Reduce the export of rare earths and other strategic resources to Japan and tighten the importation of Japanese goods. 4) If Japan does not back off on the Diaoyu Islands dispute, then support Russia and South Korea’s position on the South Kuril Islands and Dokdo Island. 5) Mobilize friendly Japanese people from all walks of life to boycott and split up Japan’s rightist militant forces.

Source: Huanqiu, March 21, 2013