As the row over the rocks that are claimed by not only Japan and China, but South Korea and Taiwan continue, a former UN Ambassador has warned that any conflict in the region could quickly become global.
Former Chinese Ambassador Sha Zukang said in a report in The China Times:
If China started a war with Japan, it would be much larger than both the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, said Sha. The United States and Japan should cooperate with China to maintain regional peace.In the last few days Japan has set up its own air defense zone, and that has spurred South Korea to do the same. It’s the overlap of the air zones that could lead to further confrontation between the countries. The Korean zone comes into effect on December 15th.