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East China Sea

Chinese vessels put Japanese on alert around Diaoyus

Three Chinese government ships entered waters around the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea yesterday, the Japanese coastguard said.

Friday, 28 June, 2013, 5:22am

PLA review warns 'strategic uncertainties' loom large for China

A PLA think tank yesterday issued a report warning that the nation faces increasing "strategic pressure" for the first time since the 1990s collapse of the communist bloc, with the Asia-Pacific region now a "new global centre" for "geopolitical, economic and military competition".

29 May 2013 - 5:46am 1 comment

China brushes off Japan's Okinawa protest as experts call it move to seize Diaoyus

China has dismissed a diplomatic protest by Japan over a commentary in a state-run publication that challenged Tokyo's ownership of Okinawa, home to major US bases. The latest angry exchange could further strain tense relations between Asia's two largest economies, which are involved in a stand-off over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China military planes 'flew close to disputed isles'

Chinese military planes, mostly fighter jets, made more than 40 flights close to Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a territorial dispute on a single day this week, a press report said on Saturday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan PM issues warning to Beijing over Diaoyu Islands

Abe's warning came after China sent eight surveillance vessels within 12 nautical miles of the islands - the most in a single day since Japan bought three of the islands in September.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan would 'expel' mainland trawlers under Japan fishing deal

Taiwan's fishery authorities say they would kick out mainland trawlers caught in areas covered under a new Taipei-Tokyo fishing-rights accord reached on Wednesday.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:15am 48 comments

Signs of thaw appear in Sino-Japan relations ahead of Beijing visit

China and Japan are showing signs of thawing relations, as the two Asian powers have resumed cultural exchanges after their long and heated row over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

2 Apr 2013 - 9:38am

Japan's Shinzo Abe seeks Mongolia's backing over East China Sea islands

Shinzo Abe arrived in the Mongolian capital on Saturday seeking closer trade and diplomatic ties with the mineral-rich nation, a potentially important strategic partner due to its location on China's northern border and diplomatic ties with North Korea.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

US, Japan review worst-case plans for Diaoyu Islands dispute

US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said on Wednesday.

Japan’s Nikkei newspaper first reported the talks, which prompted a strong reaction from China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China military officials admit radar lock on Japanese ship, says report

Senior Chinese military officials have admitted for the first time that a frigate locked its radar on a Japanese destroyer during the two nations’ spat over disputed islands, Kyodo News agency reported on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am