Getting Taiwan on Japan’s side

Alversund, Norway

Regarding the Sept. 26 front-page article “50 Taiwanese boats intrude near Senkakus“: I do support Japan in this conflict, but this is a major problem as long as China shows such lust for control. A brilliant way to stop this would be a 100-year-long agreement with Taiwan. It would be a needle in the eye of China and would most probably stop China for the moment:

(1) Sign off on a fishing accord for boats flying Taiwanese flags.

(2) Involve Taiwan in the search for oil and natural gas in the area and build up a strong Japanese base on the biggest islet of the Senkakus as fast as possible.

If the government of Taiwan could embrace this agreement, then maybe it would acknowledge Japan’s sovereignty over the islands.

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david walther