U.S. Has to Manage China-Japan Relations: O’Connor

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June 2 (Bloomberg) –- The United States Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor discusses the escalating tensions between China, Japan and the U.S. over disputed islands in the South China Sea with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Is this the start of a -- the latest on the shangrila talks.

Japan probably needs to realize that striking chinese nationalism is probably not the best approach.

I think aba is probably a little concerned to get the support of the united states.

I think probably is probably the player that can pull back here.

There needs to be negotiations and talks.

Maybe obama needs to consider visiting again -- visiting china again.

He's only been there once in 2009. are you going to butt focus on chuck hagel saying that what china's actions are in the south china's sea is destablizing.

We saw some very heated sponts from china.

So if the u.s. and japan are in this together, do you think the united states needs to pull back then?

Yes, indeed.

I think the united states is trying to reassure its asian allies and reassure vietnam.

China is testing it.

That seems quite clear.

There has to be a cooler l -- cooler discussions.

There should be a dialogue instead of shouting matches or monologues.

So i think this needs to be behind closed doors.

The temperature needs to be turned down.

China has a lot of risk as well on these issues because it is doing well out of the status quo.

I think it needs to realize if it upsets the status quo and gets seen as a nation that doesn't believe in its national laws or practices that it actually has a lot to lose here.

And how do you cool down things when china is heating things up with the vietnam boat sinking, both sides blaming each other, but china in the in the parase islands, china in its dispute with the philippines, it looks like there is a lot of action.

China perhaps poking at the global bear, this dragon, wondering what it likes to -- wants to do in the south sea or being very clear on it.

In deed.

These things need to be worked out.

Through international law or the united nations.

Two inward looking and at the end of the day it won't do that much, on top of these kidse -- kinds of small forums.

That is, indeed, a risky strategy.

China would be better served.

These are not going to be enormous benefits to them.

Particularly the islands rocked south of japan.

It would be better off seeing itself doing well out of the status quo rather than trying to upset the status quo and trying to bring on some sort of tensions with the united states.

Well, certainly the region witch with insurance, pratches that part of the play a. talk about this in an exclusive interview with bloomberg, vietnam's prime minister saying they are preparing a legal challenge against china in a u.n. court.

Is this the kind of move that would escalate but in a much more calmer manner?

I think so.

This is the place to play this out, not boats bumping into each other.

Have to argue these things in law.

Many people aren't convinced china can expand its territory torle space into this ocean area it has tried to.

That has to be tested in international courts of law, it can't be tested by china making assertions this would be the case.

China presenting itself as a nation that believes in

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