Contest #260 answer: Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, East China Sea

The last contest of this series was hardly to miss. A few uninhabited islands cause a major conflict between Japan, China and Taiwan. As a matter of fact, it resulted in some riots against diplomatic posts and the shutdown of Japanese owned factories – Panasonic and Canon, amongst others – in China.

Of course there are some large strategic interests involved: supposedly there is a large resource of oil and natural gas to be found here.

Those who bought their own island:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Emil Schierle
  • Ernesto Posse
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Noisette
  • steve willis
  • Farceur
  • Keith
  • mehmet durmus
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Paul Franson
  • Sarah G.
  • Sandworm
  • quiltadel
  • mccrumplair
  • krenek
  • Gillian B
  • Sasha Smith
  • Bloemkool
  • Dennis S.
  • Chris Bell

– Hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • Adam Macer
  • mehtab sond
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Mik
  • ACG
  • Enrique
  • a11c
  • john rhea
  • Bill Close

This concludes yet another series, with no less than four winners (I think this is a new record)
Ernesto Posse, Farceur, hhgygy, and steve wilis scored maximum points in this contests, with proud runners up mccrumplair, mehmet durmus and Walter_V_R who only came one point short.
The scoreboard will be reset end a new series begins.