The day after Chinese and Japanese defence officials had a virtual meeting, a spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry issued a statement saying the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands belonged to China. Photo: Kyodo
The day after Chinese and Japanese defence officials had a virtual meeting, a spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry issued a statement saying the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands belonged to China. Photo: Kyodo
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China issues strong warning to Japan over ‘negative moves’ in East China Sea dispute

  • Sino-Japanese relations have sunk since Beijing introduced a controversial coastguard law and US-Japan defence talks marked a shift in regional geopolitics
  • Beijing’s strong commentary on disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands came a day after the defence ministries of both countries held a virtual meeting

The day after Chinese and Japanese defence officials had a virtual meeting, a spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry issued a statement saying the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands belonged to China. Photo: Kyodo
The day after Chinese and Japanese defence officials had a virtual meeting, a spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry issued a statement saying the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands belonged to China. Photo: Kyodo
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