China defends its oil and gas activity in the East China Sea as occurring in areas 'indisputably' under its jurisdiction, after Japanese protests stirred a longstanding dispute over the region
China is 'strongly dissatisfied at the G7 summit gesticulating over the issues of the East and South China seas under the guise of international law'
Reports say the drill is aimed at issuing a warning against nuclear-armed North Korea
(UPDATED) It comes two days after James Mattis, US President Donald Trump's new defense secretary, said in Tokyo that the island chain was subject to a longstanding Washington-Tokyo defense treaty
(UPDATED) 'We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops, and second, your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed,' Rex Tillerson says
The Chinese navy drills are seen as a show of strength by Beijing at a time of rising tensions with Taiwan and the United States
The office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has 'beefed up' its team in charge of monitoring Chinese ships sailing into territorial waters of disputed islands
(UPDATED) China's Air Force on Sunday, September 25, sent 40 planes over the Miyako Strait, between Japan's Miyako and Okinawa Islands, to carry out training in the West Pacific
The 4 Chinese vessels sailed into waters surrounding disputed islands in the East China Sea and left 90 minutes later, the Japan Coast Guard says
The ministry announced it is seeking 5.168 trillion yen ($50.12 billion) in spending for the fiscal year starting April 2017, up 2.3% from the initial budget for the current fiscal year
'I strongly asked him to completely quieten the situation,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi
'Despite Japan's repeated strong protests, the Chinese side has continued to take unilateral actions that raise tensions on the ground,' says Tokyo's foreign ministry
The Japanese coast guard has rescued the 6 other members of the sunk vessel's 14-strong crew
This comes after China's ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day
The Japanese foreign ministry said China had placed a surface search radar and surveillance camera on one of its structures in a gas field which is claimed by both countries
(UPDATED) The region's superpower 'continues to act in an assertive manner' and its actions 'include dangerous acts that could cause unintended consequences,' Tokyo says in a defense white paper
(UPDATED) The announcement comes with tensions mounting over territorial disputes between Beijing and its neighbors in the East and South China seas
(3rd UPDATE) The incident comes less than a week after another of China's naval vessels sailed near islands at the center of a sovereignty dispute
(UPDATED) The incident prompts Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador at around 2 am to lodge a protest
(UPDATED) 'The US once again is deliberately hyping this issue,' says the spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry
(UPDATED) The G7 reiterates that settlement of disputes should be 'peaceful' and 'freedom of navigation and overflight' should be respected
In an annual report to Congress, the Defense Department outlines China's rapid military growth and describes how it is assertively defending sovereignty claims across the contested East China Sea and South China Sea
'We urge G7 members to abide by their promise of not taking sides on territorial disputes'
G7 countries – the US, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan – say they oppose 'provocative' actions in the East and South China Seas
'No matter what measures Japan may take to promote or push its stance, it will not change the basic fact that Diaoyu belongs to China,' says Beijing's foreign ministry
(UPDATED) The Oyashio vessel will be in Subic Bay for drills starting Saturday, March 19, while its escort ships will also head to Vietnam
The decision comes as an international tribunal prepares to decide a case related to the country's claims in the South China Sea
(UPDATED) President Xi Jinping is overseeing the spectacle featuring 12,000 Chinese soldiers, 500 pieces of hardware and almost 200 aircraft, which comes as Beijing takes a more assertive diplomatic stance
The two-week 'Talisman Sabre' exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia practicing operations at sea, in the air and on land
The rebuke came after Washington urged China against militarization of the area, saying that risked escalating tensions
The Japanese government invites the Philippine president to visit Tokyo as both the Philippines and Japan compete with China over sea and land
Several aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), on March 30, flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel, which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines, Xinhua reports
Jokowi has previously told Japanese media that China's claim to virtually all of the South China Sea has no legal foundation
If that meeting is successful, it could lead to a 3-way leadership summit later in the year
The two countries also aim for strengthened cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and defense equipment and technology
The manager of Beijing's Diaoyu Islands Malatang Noodle Shop insists that Japanese "friends" are still welcome
Japan and China resume talks about setting up a hotline to prevent sea clashes, following frequent sparring between ships from the two sides around disputed islands
'It is our position that whoever serves as the defense minister of Japan, the Japanese side should follow the path of peaceful development,' says Chinese defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun
On a more conciliatory note, Xi tells officials at the meeting that China seeks 'peaceful development' and opposed the 'willful use or threat of force'
As it further engages with the world, analysts say China will have to perform ever more complicated balancing acts to meet its international responsibilities and domestic goals
(UPDATED) Xi Jinping: 'There's only one trend in today's world, that is, the trend of peace and development and win/win cooperation'
(UPDATED) World leaders converge in Beijing against the backdrop of a US-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting's increasingly assertive host
The two Asian powers say the would set up a 'crisis management mechanism' to keep the tension at bay
The countries have "agreed to arrange a summit next week" in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum
A survey conducted in both nations found that 53.4% of Chinese envisage a future conflict, with more than a fifth of those saying it would happen 'within a few years'
Paper: 'Japan is deeply concerned about the establishment of 'the East China Sea ADIZ' which is profoundly dangerous act that... escalate the situation and may cause unintended consequences'
The apparent bid may inflame tensions with China, which has been at loggerheads with Japan over the chain of islands in the East China Sea
Compared to other Asian countries, the Philippines – the only country that dared to bring China to court over its West Philippine Sea claim – is most worried about conflict
Abe points to the neighbors' huge trading and business ties, saying they are 'inextricably' linked, despite a row over islands in the East China Sea and historical grievances