The conflict between the Chinese and Japanese is getting heated.
First Chinese “fishing boats” enter “disputed territory” and snoop around.. Japan sends in destroyers to see what’s going on; the Chinese boats allegedly ram the destroyers. Japan arrests everyone then releases the crew while holding onto the captain for a week. China goes apeshit. Screams, yells, withholds exports, cancels trips … C-Trip, where I work, sent out a mass email that said, please do not sell tickets to Japan or promote Japanese tours.
Then Japan releases the captain after China says: we are not going to sell you rare earth, which Japan needs for all sorts of expensive electronics. Yesterday, Japanese protestors rallied in Tokyo, then a few hours later, thousands of Chinese protestors rallied in three different Chinese cities. What’s next?