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CHINA - JAPAN
Tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu feed the winds of war between Tokyo and Beijing
China scrambles two fighter planes to the disputed islands, complaining that Japanese planes disturbed its normal patrols. For Japanese prime minister, sovereignty over the atolls is not negotiable. Military expert says the East China Sea is becoming a potential source of crisis; “it's possible that the two countries could exchange fire”.
14/09/2012 CHINA - JAPAN
Beijing sends warships to Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
Tensions over disputed archipelago continue. The deputy chairman of China's Central Military Commission tells soldiers to be "prepared". Celebrations marking 40th anniversary of the normalisation of relations between the two countries could be cancelled.
21/09/2010 CHINA – JAPAN
Tokyo urges Beijing to tone down rhetoric, risk of a trade war
Japan again invites China to seek dialogue and overcome differences. Beijing is not however willing to wait for the release of the captain of its ship. With bilateral trade measured in the billions, political differences are not likely to affect economic ties, experts say.
23/07/2015 JAPAN - CHINA
East China Sea: Tokyo publishes photos of Chinese platforms in disputed waters
The photos show 14 structures with heliports and two jetties. Japanese officials fear Beijing might use them for military purposes. The structures were built in an area of disputed maritime boundaries between two nations.
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.
20/09/2010 CHINA - JAPAN
China freezes high-level talks, Tokyo expresses "regret"
The diplomatic row between the two countries continues indirectly. The Japanese court extends the detention of the Chinese captain. In response to Beijing "makes known" through media it is suspending relations between officials of both governments. The premiers of the two countries will be in New York this week.
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