A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters
A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters

Beijing-Tokyo distrust lingers as record number of Chinese ships seen near Diaoyu Islands

  • Experts say Prime Minister Abe and President Xi are carefully handling the situation on the disputed archipelago, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands
  • But one side setting foot on the islands, or an accidental collision between the vessels in the waters surround them, are potential flashpoints

Topic |   Japan
A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters
A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in front of one of the disputed islands in 2013. Photo: Reuters
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