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Japan: Chinese Patrol Ships Leave Disputed Waters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands. Japan’s Coast Guard say the ships left the area surrounding the uninhabited archipelago Friday after both sides exchanged warnings in the contested waters. Japan had organized an emergency task force and summoned the Chinese […]

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Japan: Chinese Patrol Ships Leave Disputed Waters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands. Tokyo officials say the ships left the area surrounding the uninhabited archipelago on Friday after both sides exchanged warnings in the contested waters. Japan had organized an emergency task force and summoned the Chinese […]

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Tokyo: 6 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan’s Waters Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says six Chinese patrol ships have entered its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing. Japan’s Coast Guard said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese waters early Friday, and four more vessels arrived soon after. The Coast Guard […]

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6 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan’s Waters Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Six Chinese patrol ships have entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing. Japan’s Coast Guard said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese waters early Friday, and four more vessels arrived soon after. The Coast Guard say they […]

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2 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan’s Waters Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Chinese patrol ships have entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing. Japan’s Coast Guard said the Chinese vessels entered Japanese waters on Friday, despite their warnings to stop. China’s official news agency, Xinhua, Thursday quoted […]

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Protesters Condemn Japanese Move to Nationalize Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing Thursday to condemn Japan’s move to nationalize a disputed island chain in the East China Sea. The protesters called for Japan to leave the uninhabited islands — known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese — and for a boycott of Japanese products. Chinese […]

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China Cancels Invite to Japanese Lawmakers, Retaliating for Islands Move

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the Chinese Communist Party has canceled an invitation for a Japanese delegation to visit Beijing, in the first sign of Chinese diplomatic retaliation for a Japanese move to nationalize disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Japanese news reports quote sources as saying Chinese authorities informed the Japanese delegation of the […]

Japan to Mobilize Coast Guard When Beijing’s Ships Reach Islands

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says it will mobilize its coast guard when Chinese government ships reach a disputed archipelago in the East China Sea, raising the possibility of a confrontation between the two powerful Asian nations. In a statement given to VOA Wednesday, the Japanese foreign ministry said the coast guard mobilization will happen “when the (Chinese) ships […]

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China Silent on Status of Ships Sent to Japanese-Controlled Islands

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The status of two Chinese government ships sent to assert Beijing’s claim over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea remained a mystery early Wednesday, with no word from either government on the ships’ whereabouts. China’s official news agency Xinhua reported that the two China Marine Surveillance ships “reached the waters around” the disputed islands […]

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China Sends Ships to Stake Claim to Disputed Islands as Japan ‘Buys’ Them

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A territorial dispute between China and Japan intensified Tuesday, with Beijing sending two patrol ships to “assert its sovereignty” over a group of disputed islands, even as Tokyo was finalizing a deal to purchase them. China’s official Xinhua news agency said the China Marine Surveillance (CMS) ships arrived near the islands early Tuesday. It said […]

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