The two neighbours have a long-running dispute over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The two neighbours have a long-running dispute over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: Kyodo

China, Japan agree to launch military hotline next year to ease tensions in disputed waters

  • Chinese defence chief General Wei Fenghe says Beijing will ‘stand firm’ to protect sovereignty and interests at sea
  • Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi says Beijing is trying to change the status quo in the East China Sea unilaterally

Topic |   Diaoyu Islands
The two neighbours have a long-running dispute over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
The two neighbours have a long-running dispute over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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