DIAOYU

  • China sounds highest alert over typhoon, evacuates 3.28 lakh October 6, 2013

    China, on Sunday, evacuated 3.28 lakh people from its southeastern coastal region and sounded the highest alert for approaching Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd storm to hit the country this year.The authorities also recalled over 65,000 fishing vessels. A red alert, the highest against typhoon, was sounded, warning strong tides and waves...
  • China warns Japan over disputed islands December 27, 2012

    Beijing: The SinoJapan row over disputed islands in the East China Sea took a new turn on Thursday as Beijing said its surveillance plane was "disturbed" by Japanese fighter jets and warned Tokyo of consequences. A Chinese marine surveillance plane, which was sent to the disputed islands for the first...
  • Japan: Chinese plane spotted over disputed islands December 13, 2012

    Tokyo: A Japanese government spokesman says a Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above southwestern islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing. The Defense Agency said four Japanese F15 jets headed to the area Thursday morning, but no further action was taken. The islands known as Senkaku...
  • Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle August 19, 2012

    Senkaku Islands (Japan): Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags on Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers. Some 10 activists made an unauthorized landing on Uotsuri, the largest in a small archipelago known in Japan as the...
  • Diplomatic war: Japan frees Chinese ship captain September 24, 2010

    Tokyo: Japan set free the detained captain of a Chinese fishing vessel, raising hopes of an end to an ugly confrontation with Beijing. The captain had been held on charges of ramming two Japanese coast guard cutters off the disputed Senkaku islands. His crew had been repatriated to China earlier. But Japan...
  • Ship collision causes ChinaJapan diplomatic war September 22, 2010

    Beijing: A collision between a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese coast guard vessel during a chase near the Diaoyu Islands has turned into a diplomatic war between the nations. A Japanese court has approved the extension of the detention of the boat's captain, Zhan Qixiong, until September 29, drawing a...