» 09/18/2012, 00.00
CHINA - JAPAN
Economy first casualty of Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute
Beijing and Tokyo continue to fuel tensions over disputed islands. Dozens of demonstrations take place in China, including terrorist-like acts against Japanese diplomatic missions. Both governments want to divert domestic attention from their main problems: political succession in China and economic crisis in Japan. Meanwhile, trade is getting worse.
10/10/2012 CHINA - JAPAN - IMF
Islands not only reason for China IMF snub
The governor of China's central bank, who was set to deliver the closing lecture at Tokyo IMF meeting, cancelled speech and attendance. Using the diplomatic row over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, Beijing is showing its irritation over the fact that it is not included in a basket of currencies used in world economic transactions.
Japanese economy out of recession . Maybe
During the April-June period, the national growth up by 0.9%, but there are those who believe it is only a consequence of robust funding provided by the state. Meanwhile, the Tokyo stock exchange suffers losses, confirming the doubts of the financial market and investors.
27/08/2013 JAPAN - CHINA
Beijing flies into Senkaku / Diaoyu airspace fueling tension in East China Sea
The aircraft coasted the airspace of the archipelago that is disputed between China and Japan. The Japanese Defense Ministry: "We are ready to do whatever is necessary to protect our territories." Chinese Foreign Ministry: "On this basis there can be no constructive dialogue to resolve the issue."
Japanese exports tumble, trade deficit grows
Exports to the United States and Europe in free fall, but also in Asia. Automobiles and electronics the sectors hardest hit, Toyota forecasts first loss in 71 years. The government approves new aid for families and businesses.
16/10/2012 CHINA - JAPAN
In a provocative move, Chinese Navy deploys warships near Japan
Although the two governments are ready to talk over the Diaoyu/Senkaku, tensions remain high. Beijing sends warships near Japanese territorial waters. Tokyo remains on guard.
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