» 01/12/2013, 00.00
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”.
09/06/2016 09:57:00 JAPAN - CHINA
China Sea, Beijing warship in "adjacent waters" to disputed islands
A nearly 4 thousand ton "Jiankai" class war ship touches territorial limits surrounding the Senkaku / Diaoyu and is sighted by a Japanese destroyer. Tokyo calls the ambassador in Beijing to protest, the Ministry of Defence stresses "concern" about the act.
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.
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