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Huanqiu Article Comments on the Real Intention of the U.S. over the Diaoyu Islands Conflict

Huanqiu (The Global Times), which is under the auspices of People’s Daily) published an opinion article that stated that the U.S. is using the conflict between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands in an attempt to control both countries. The article said, “The Japanese right-wing, the government of Japan, and the United States are playing a three-way game in the Diaoyu Islands crisis; each of them plays a different role. The purpose is to provoke China and disrupt China’s peaceful development. Currently, the Japanese right-wing and the Japanese government have both appeared on the stage. How is the United States going to play it? So far, the U.S.’s stated position is unexpected, but it reflects the real purpose of the United States. The U.S. will not act as the mediator of the Sino-Japanese dispute and will maintain a neutral stance. In fact, the United States hopes to see China and Japan maintain a certain level of confrontation, consume each other’s energy, and contain each other. If China and Japan were friendly to each other, the United States would be very unhappy. If China and Japan are in conflict, it will, apparently, be more favorable to the United States.” 

Source: Huanqiu, November 5, 2011