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The Senkakus: The true nature of the issue

With the Chinese Communist Party Congress over and a new leadership under Mr. Xi Jinping setting sail, the world is watching with anticipation and unease as to where this giant is heading.

The situation over the Senkaku Islands could show who China really is.

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