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Chinese man rescued after attempt to land on disputed islands

This file aerial shot shows the disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea. AP

A Chinese man was rescued by the Japan Coast Guard after a failed attempt to land a hot-air balloon on islands at the center of a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, a Japanese official said Thursday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan PM renews claim on disputed islands

This handout picture taken by the Japan Coast Guard on January 19, 2013 shows a Chinese Marine Surveillance ship cruising inside waters around the disputed islands known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China, in the East China Sea.  AFP  / JAPAN COAST GUARD FILE PHOTO

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his claims on disputed East China Sea islands as he visited nearby islands. He urged border security officials to boost their guard against China’s increased activity in the region.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with US remarks on disputed islands

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China said it was “strongly dissatisfied” Sunday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control of disputed islands at the centre of a bitter territorial row.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo summoned the Chinese ambassador Tuesday for the first time under the new nationalist government to “strongly protest” against the presence of official ships in waters around disputed islands.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Incoming Japan PM pledges no compromise on islands

Incoming Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe  AP

Incoming Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe came out fighting Monday after his sweeping election victory, saying there can be no compromise on the sovereignty of islands at the center of a dispute with China.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan sees new Chinese actions near disputed isles

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A Japan Coast Guard's patrol boat, third from the top, and a Taiwanese patrol boat, 4th from the top, discharge water each other near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese ships entered waters near a group of disputed islands for the first time in three weeks Thursday, prompting a strong protest from Japan, which says China’s air force has also sharply increased its operations in the area.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China ships in waters off disputed isles—Japan coastguard

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Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain Monday, Japan’s coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei’s claim.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan

A protester demonstrating against Japan's claim to disputed islands holds a picture of the rocky islands, known as Senkaku to Japanese and Diaoyu to Chinese, reading "Diaoyu belongs to China" in front of a Chinese national flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified Tuesday as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo’s purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to buy disputed islands, angering China

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In this  Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. AP FILE PHOTO

Japan’s government said Monday it has decided to purchase several disputed islands, prompting China to angrily warn of “serious consequences” if it proceeds with the plan.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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