Japan, China need "rules of game" to avoid clash: Abe adviser

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MikeBarnett wrote:

China signed the 2002 Conduct of Parties Treaty with ASEAN to resolve all disputes in the South China Sea peacefully. China signed bilateral treaties in 2011 with all claimants in that area to resolve disputes peacefully. The problems have been rising since the US “Asian Pivot” was announced, and virtually all of them involve nationalist civilians who appear to be auditioning for the “Jackass” series of movies.

The best response is to use surveillance vessels and aircraft to observe and report any violations by civilians to the appropriate law enforcement authorities in the countries in which the civilians live. When the civilians return to port, they can explain their actions to the police and judges in their home countries.

Jan 19, 2013 2:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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