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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Japan summons China envoy after ships enter disputed waters

Tokyo summoned China’s envoy on Tuesday in protest after what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Two Chinese ships in disputed Diaoyu waters, Japan says

Two Chinese government ships on Monday entered waters around Tokyo-controlled islands that Beijing claims as it own, the Japanese coastguard said.

The maritime surveillance boats arrived in the waters around what Japan calls the Senkakus and China calls the Diaoyus shortly before 9.30am.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

New Japan leader vows no compromise on islands

Incoming Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday there could be no compromise on the sovereignty of islands at the centre of a dispute with China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan says four Chinese ships in disputed waters

Four Chinese government ships were sailing in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the day after Japan’s premier promised to beef up security.

The maritime surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile zone of territorial waters around one of the East China Sea islands at about 11am, the coastguard said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan says four Chinese ships in disputed waters

Four Chinese maritime surveillance ships were spotted in territorial waters around disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Sunday, Japan’s coastguard said.

The ships entered Japan’s 12-nautical-mile territorial waters around the East China Sea islands about 10am and sailed out to the contiguous zone after a few hours, the coastguard said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese ships seen near Diaoyu waters, Japan lodges protest

Four Chinese government ships entered territorial waters around disputed Tokyo-controlled islands early on Thursday, the Japanese coastguard said.

Three maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around one of the islands in the East China Sea shortly after 6.30am, the Japan coastguard said in a statement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Top China, Japan diplomats meet on disputed Diaoyu isles

Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats met on Tuesday to discuss a dispute over East China Sea islets that both countries claim, underscoring a willingness to talk despite uneasy ties.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tokyo shows China film, Feng Shui, despite producer protest

Organisers of the Tokyo International Film Festival said on Tuesday they had gone ahead with the screening of a Chinese-made film, despite requests by producers to shelve it because of a territorial row.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan exports fall 10.3pc amid slowdown, China spat

Japan posted its worst September trade figures in more than 30 years, official data showed on Monday, as the global slowdown and a territorial spat with China weighed on the world’s third-largest economy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan saves 64 Chinese seamen from burning freighter

Japan’s coastguard on Sunday saved all 64 Chinese seamen from their burning cargo ship, as the two nations remain locked in an acrimonious dispute over contested islands.

The coastguard was alerted by Taiwan authorities late on Saturday about a fire on the 12,703-tonne Ming Yang and sent patrol vessels and aircraft to the scene, around 150 kilometres southeast of Okinawa.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am