SINO JAPANESE

  • China challenges Japan, sends 3 ships to disputed islands December 21, 2012

    Beijing: SinoJapanese maritime tensions resurfaced today with Beijing sending three surveillance ships to the disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after rightwing 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...
  • 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...