Relations between China and Japan has been bad since Japan fought China in the Sino-Japanese War (and Japan won). “You were our little brother,” said historic China, “and now you attack us?” [Quote is made-up but Japan was seen as China’s younger brother for a very long time – ancient.] After China was opened to the West again, we see China’s re-emergence in the world, and the fight for territory and natural resources is fierce.
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Japan warns China of deteriorating relations over Senkaku Islands
Chinese ambassador called in after dozens of country’s ships spotted near disputed territory at weekend
Reuters in Tokyo