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Senkaku Islands

China frigates 'aim radar' at Japanese amid sea dispute

Analysts described the alleged actions as "provocative" as they could have been a precursor to firing missiles at Japanese forces.

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 11:23am 5 comments

Japan releases Chinese crew amid territorial dispute

Japan on Sunday released the crew of a Chinese boat who had been detained on suspicion of illegal fishing, amid a festering territorial row between the neighbours.

3 Feb 2013 - 11:40pm

Chinese ships enter disputed Diaoyu waters after rebuke

Three Chinese government ships entered waters around the disputed Diaoyu Islands on Monday, a day after China rebuked the US for comments seen as supporting Japan.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, a Japanese Defence Ministry spokesman said.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:20pm

Chinese warships spotted in waters near Japan island

Chinese naval vessels were in waters near to a Japanese island on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Tokyo said, as tensions with Beijing remain high over a disputed archipelago. “



29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japanese, US mull military drill to take island

Japan and the United States are mulling a joint military drill to simulate retaking a remote island from foreign forces, reports said, amid a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing over disputed islets.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China to ‘lose out’ by missing Tokyo IMF, Lagarde says

China will “lose out” by not sending its top two finance officials to important global economic meetings in Japan this week, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese nationalists covet Japan’s Okinawa

In a glass case at Beijing’s Imperial College, an 18th century book with a yellowed title page in bold, black characters is evidence – some Chinese say – that a swathe of modern-day Japan belongs to China.

The two Asian powers are already at loggerheads over a set of tiny uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, even stoking fears of armed conflict.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China central bank chief pulls out of IMF meeting amid Diaoyu row

China’s central bank governor will not lead the Chinese delegation at the IMF meeting this week, in what appeared to be a snub to host Japan.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan Coast Guard resources wearing thin due to Diaoyus dispute

The Japan Coast Guard is devoting so many resources to protecting the disputed Senkaku Islands that it could affect its other duties, including search and rescue operations for ships in distress.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am