Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua

Japan’s rejection of China olive branch on Senkaku-Diaoyu spat may be sign of tighter US ties

  • A Chinese academic said Beijing was intent on reducing its presence in the disputed waters earlier this year, but that its overtures were met with hostility
  • With tensions in the region rising, Xi Jinping may be using an incremental approach to stake Beijing’s claim as Japan seeks a tighter US bond

Topic |   East China Sea
Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese fishing boats sail to the East China Sea from Zhoushan, marking the end of the four-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
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