A file picture of a Chinese marine surveillance ship (centre) flanked by Japanese Coast Guard patrol vessels in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo

China, Japan close to setting up hotline to avoid sea, air clashes: sources

Hopes of an agreement come amid long-standing tensions between the two nations over disputed islands in the East China Sea

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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A file picture of a Chinese marine surveillance ship (centre) flanked by Japanese Coast Guard patrol vessels in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo
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