The uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo
The uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo

Diaoyus dispute casts shadow over China-Japan relations 50 years after normalisation

  • Beijing claims ownership of uninhabited East China Sea islets that are under Japanese control
  • Tokyo says 332 Chinese vessels entered Japan’s ‘territorial waters’ around islands in past decade

The uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo
The uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Photo: Kyodo
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