East China Sea

  • China scrambles jets to new defence zone, eyes US, Japan flights 29-11-2013 11:54 PM

    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....
  • China sends warplanes into new air defence zone amid tensions 29-11-2013 12:09 PM

    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...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo 27-10-2013 10:33 PM

    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...
  • China warns Japan over disputed islands 27-12-2012 07:10 PM

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  • China challenges Japan, sends 3 ships to disputed islands 21-12-2012 04:47 PM

    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...