Building up from the previous article from the power shifting to an upcoming compromise that might’ve taken place already, being that the artificial islands are now there without meaningful contention.
Japan fears that the United States will compromise with China about territorial disputes in the South China Sea, a report on Tuesday said.
Japan now fears that the U.S. will give in to China in exchange for Beijing’s help in brokering a deal to bring peace to Afghanistan. If such a compromise were made, the U.S. might allow China’s land reclamation activity in the South China Sea to remain unchecked.
Japan worries that this would embolden China’s attitude regarding islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. ▪
Full article: Japan Fears a U.S. Compromise Over South China Sea Row (The Trumpet)