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China defends gasfield activity in East China Sea

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:32 PM

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 defends gasfield activity in East China Sea

China rebukes G7 over statement on seas

May 29, 2017 - 4:13 PM

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'

China rebukes G7 over statement on seas

Japan, U.S. conduct navy drill in East China Sea – reports

Mar 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Reports say the drill is aimed at issuing a warning against nuclear-armed North Korea

Japan, U.S. conduct navy drill in East China Sea – reports

China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis visit – Japan

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:47 PM

(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

China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis visit – Japan

China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:11 PM

(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

China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade

China sends aircraft carrier to Pacific drills for first time

Dec 25, 2016 - 7:25 PM

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

China sends aircraft carrier to Pacific drills for first time

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Nov 06, 2016 - 1:32 PM

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

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

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Sep 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

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China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:17 PM

(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

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands – Japan

Sep 11, 2016 - 5:17 PM

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

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands – Japan

Japan eyes record defense budget to develop anti-ship missiles

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:47 PM

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

Japan eyes record defense budget to develop anti-ship missiles

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:45 PM

'I strongly asked him to completely quieten the situation,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Aug 21, 2016 - 7:35 PM

'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

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Japan searches for shipwrecked Chinese fishermen

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Japanese coast guard has rescued the 6 other members of the sunk vessel's 14-strong crew

Japan searches for shipwrecked Chinese fishermen

Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

Aug 09, 2016 - 3:58 PM

This comes after China's ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day

Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

China installs radar in disputed waters – Japanese media

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:56 PM

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

China installs radar in disputed waters – Japanese media

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:54 PM

(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

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

China extends military wings with new transport plane

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) The announcement comes with tensions mounting over territorial disputes between Beijing and its neighbors in the East and South China seas

China extends military wings with new transport plane

Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters – Tokyo

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(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

Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters – Tokyo

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

Jun 09, 2016 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The incident prompts Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador at around 2 am to lodge a protest

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

China says US 'hyping' spy plane intercept

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) 'The US once again is deliberately hyping this issue,' says the spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry

China says US 'hyping' spy plane intercept

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

May 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) The G7 reiterates that settlement of disputes should be 'peaceful' and 'freedom of navigation and overflight' should be respected

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

China using 'coercive tactics' in maritime claims – Pentagon

May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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

China using 'coercive tactics' in maritime claims – Pentagon

China slams G7 statement on maritime disputes

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:38 AM

'We urge G7 members to abide by their promise of not taking sides on territorial disputes'

China slams G7 statement on maritime disputes

G7 calls for restraint in Asian maritime disputes

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:40 PM

G7 countries – the US, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan – say they oppose 'provocative' actions in the East and South China Seas

G7 calls for restraint in Asian maritime disputes

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:45 PM

'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

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Japan submarine to visit Philippines

Mar 16, 2016 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Oyashio vessel will be in Subic Bay for drills starting Saturday, March 19, while its escort ships will also head to Vietnam

Japan submarine to visit Philippines

China to establish international maritime judicial center

Mar 13, 2016 - 2:44 PM

The decision comes as an international tribunal prepares to decide a case related to the country's claims in the South China Sea

China to establish international maritime judicial center

China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:37 AM

(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

China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

Jul 05, 2015 - 10:39 AM

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

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

New Chinese islands don't settle sea disputes – Japan

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The rebuke came after Washington urged China against militarization of the area, saying that risked escalating tensions

New Chinese islands don't settle sea disputes – Japan

Aquino to visit Japan amid disputes with China

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:18 AM

The Japanese government invites the Philippine president to visit Tokyo as both the Philippines and Japan compete with China over sea and land

Aquino to visit Japan amid disputes with China

China air force slips past PH, Taiwan for drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:49 PM

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

China air force slips past PH, Taiwan for drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Jokowi: Indonesia ready to mediate between Tokyo and Beijing

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Jokowi has previously told Japanese media that China's claim to virtually all of the South China Sea has no legal foundation

Jokowi: Indonesia ready to mediate between Tokyo and Beijing

South Korea, China, Japan seek to ease tensions, set up FM meet

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:03 AM

If that meeting is successful, it could lead to a 3-way leadership summit later in the year

South Korea, China, Japan seek to ease tensions, set up FM meet

Japan, PH renew vow to strengthen maritime security cooperation

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:17 PM

The two countries also aim for strengthened cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and defense equipment and technology

Japan, PH renew vow to strengthen maritime security cooperation

Would you like war with that? Noodles spice up China-Japan tensions

Jan 26, 2015 - 11:30 PM

The manager of Beijing's Diaoyu Islands Malatang Noodle Shop insists that Japanese "friends" are still welcome

Would you like war with that? Noodles spice up China-Japan tensions

Japan, China resume talks on maritime hotline – reports

Jan 12, 2015 - 7:13 PM

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

Japan, China resume talks on maritime hotline – reports

China urges Japan to pursue peace under new defense chief

Dec 25, 2014 - 10:05 PM

'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

China urges Japan to pursue peace under new defense chief

China's Xi vows to protect territorial interests

Nov 30, 2014 - 12:48 PM

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'

China's Xi vows to protect territorial interests

Complex turns for Xi on China's diplomatic path

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:06 AM

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

Complex turns for Xi on China's diplomatic path

'Big guy' China is committed to peace, says Xi

Nov 17, 2014 - 1:52 PM

(UPDATED) Xi Jinping: 'There's only one trend in today's world, that is, the trend of peace and development and win/win cooperation'

'Big guy' China is committed to peace, says Xi

APEC 2014: Big-power rivalries take center stage

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:10 AM

(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

APEC 2014: Big-power rivalries take center stage

China media claim victory after Japan agreement

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:59 PM

The two Asian powers say the would set up a 'crisis management mechanism' to keep the tension at bay

China media claim victory after Japan agreement

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: reports

Nov 07, 2014 - 9:20 PM

The countries have "agreed to arrange a summit next week" in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: reports

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan – poll

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:13 PM

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'

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan – poll

Japan paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:48 AM

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'

Japan paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Japan names islets in disputed territory

Aug 01, 2014 - 9:13 PM

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

Japan names islets in disputed territory

Filipinos most worried about conflict with China – study

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:14 PM

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

Filipinos most worried about conflict with China – study

Japan's Abe calls for talks with China's Xi at APEC

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:58 PM

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

Japan's Abe calls for talks with China's Xi at APEC