» 09/13/2010, 00.00
JAPAN - CHINA
Tokyo frees Chinese sailors arrested off the Senkaku / Diaoyu islands
The captain of the vessel remains under arrest. The sailors were captured last September 9, charged with having rammed a Japanese coastguard who had ordered them to turn around. Diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Beijing still strained
Captured fishing vessel raises tension between Beijing and Tokyo
The Chinese foreign minister "demands" the release of the vessel captured in Japanese waters of contested sovereignty. Japan contends that the matter will be dealt with ‘according to law’ and calls for ‘calm’.
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.
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."
25/10/2010 CHINA – JAPAN
East China Sea: tensions rising between Tokyo and Beijing
Japanese Navy announced it found and monitored two Chinese ships in disputed Senkaku Islands. Nationalist protests are on the rise in both countries. Diplomatic officials seek a solution, but neither side is willing to give in the matter.
13/12/2012 JAPAN - CHINA
Tokyo sends warplanes to Senkaku / Diaoyu islands
For the first time the tug of war between Tokyo and Beijing involves airspace. The mobilization comes on the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. The strategic importance of the islands for control of the Pacific Ocean.
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