Talks Should Follow B-52s Over Asian Islands

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Northeast Asia is stumbling dangerously close to a confrontation over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Senkakus by Japan, which administers them, and Diaoyu by China and Taiwan, which separately claim them. Although the probability of a conflict remains low, the consequences would be incalculable: With the U.S. committed to defend its ally Japan, any flare-up would quickly involve the world’s three largest economies.

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