» 09/17/2012, 00.00
CHINA - JAPAN
Tensions rising over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
A thousand Chinese fishing boats are preparing to sail to the disputed islands protected by six patrol boats. The operation will be a success, according to a military spokesperson. Chinese authorities continue to back tens of thousands of protesters attacking symbols of Japan. Leon Panetta visits Tokyo, urges the two countries to show restraint. China's People's Daily says Chinese sanctions could affect Japan's economy for up to 20 years.
19/05/2016 09:12:00 CHINA - UNITED STATES
South China Sea, risk of collision between Chinese and US planes
Pentagon says Beijing’s jets involved in "insecure" operation. US aircraft dropped to a bare 60 meters above the ground to avoid collision. The incident occurred on May 17 in international airspace, during US patrol operations. Exchanges of accusations between China and the United States over their military activities in the area.
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.
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.
18/07/2013 JAPAN - CHINA
Shinzo Abe holds rally close to disputed Senkaku / Diaoyu islands
Japanese Prime Minister "inspects" two small islands near the disputed archipelago with China and addresses the crowd: "we will protect the land, life and property of our people." Beijing protests, but analysts argue that it is an "electoral move before the renewal of the Upper House."
10/01/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Washington: Beijing's programs in South China Sea "provocative and dangerous"
The U.S. government criticizes the Chinese government's new norms, which impose limitations and restrictions on foreign vessels in disputed waters. There is no justification in international law and the move threatens to exacerbate already tense relations in the area. Hanoi intervenes in the dispute.
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