Taiwan, China, and Japan has recently been disputing over a set of islands laying north east of Taiwan. Though Taiwan didn't put up much of a fight for it (probably due to smaller military power). I often see articles in the newspapers about the issue over the island, however I cannot understand what I am reading because it is in Chinese. It is actually pretty common to hear about disputes over different islands in asia. However this ones seems to be a bigger issue recently. If you want to read more follow the links below to CNN.