Forget Angry Birds, we got some serious Angry Asians! Major animosity is breaking out between China and Japan right now….over a bunch of rocks! Say what? That's right: the Senkaku aka Diaoyu Islands just north of Taiwan have become a flash point of possible open conflict between the Asian economic titans, although the islands themselves probably aren't worth two shakes of salt. Listen as the Professor explains the current actions between the irate island hoppers, the history of how it came to this, and the bigger repercussions to the Pacific region, and the world.

Chinese activists land on Senkaku islet; Japan arrests 14
japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120815x2.html

China and Japan's simmering island row is threatening to boil over
guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/20/china-japan-diaoyu-senkaku-islands?newsfeed=true

Barren Islands Bring China to a Boil
bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-20/barren-islands-bring-china-to-a-boil.html

Why Chinese are protesting Japan again
csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/0820/Why-Chinese-are-protesting-Japan-again

Landings, protests stoke Japan-China islands dispute
reuters.com/article/2012/08/19/japan-china-idUSL4E8JJ00I20120819

Irrational, violent anti-Japanese protests should be avoided
news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2012-08/20/c_131796946.htm

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