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

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has sent two surveillance ships to a group of islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan, even as Tokyo finalized a deal to purchase them from their private landowners. The official Xinhua news agency said the China Marine Surveillance ships arrived Tuesday at the waters surrounding the islands “to assert the […]

Leaders of China, Japan Discuss Islands Dispute in Rare Meeting

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The leaders of China and Japan have met for the first time since the recent escalation of a dispute between their two nations about a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda had an informal 15-minute conversation on Sunday on the sidelines of […]

Japan-China Meetings Not Likely at APEC Summit

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he will not likely meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of this week’s Asia-Pacific forum in Russia, during a heightened territorial dispute between the countries. But Tokyo officials say informal discussions may be held when both leaders attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the […]

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