East China Sea

  • China scrambles jets to new defence zone, eyes US, Japan flights November 29, 2013

    Beijing: China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two US spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defence zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea. The...
  • China sends warplanes into new air defence zone amid tensions November 29, 2013

    Beijing: China has dispatched fighter jets to a newly declared air defence zone over the East China Sea as a "defensive measure", after the US, Japan and South Korea all sent their military planes through the airspace in defiance of Beijing's unilateral move. Several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo October 27, 2013

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is an...
  • China warns Japan over disputed islands December 27, 2012

    Beijing: The Sino-Japan 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...
  • China challenges Japan, sends 3 ships to disputed islands December 21, 2012

    Beijing: Sino-Japanese maritime tensions resurfaced today with Beijing sending three surveillance ships to the disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after right-wing leader Shinzo Abe won general elections in Japan and vowed to "stop the challenge" from China over the islands. Three Chinese marine surveillance vessels this morning...
  • Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats September 25, 2012

    Tokyo: Japanese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannon to turn away about 40 Taiwan fishing boats and eight Taiwan Coast Guard vessels from waters Japan considers its own on Tuesday in the latest twist to a row between Tokyo and Beijing. Japan protested to Taiwan, a day after it lodged a...