Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing may be ‘testing Tokyo’s resolve’ with drilling missions in contested parts of East China Sea

  • The two countries’ Exclusive Economic Zones overlap in East China Sea, leading to dispute over precisely where border between nations should be drawn
  • An agreement between the two nations to work together to extract natural resources on hold since tensions intensified over the sovereignty of disputed islands
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua
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