Tag: East China Sea

Senior Navy intelligence officer ” China was training its forces to be capable of carrying out a “short, sharp” war with Japan in the East China Sea “

Pentagon plays down intelligence officer’s provocative China assessment Segment found at about 26:28 Source: Reuters – Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:31 AM Author: Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Thursday played down remarks by a senior Navy intelligence officer who told a public forum that […]

China scrambles military planes after US and Japan fly sorties into new zone

EEV: Read the Link to article at bottom – “japan-prime-target-chinas-new-air-zone-state-media” Tensions rise as US and Japan fly sorties and South Korea puts contested island in its own zone Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 10:26am UPDATED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 11:49pm Chinese military aircraft were […]

Chinese embassy in Tokyo has called on all Chinese citizens in Japan to voluntarily register with its consular section as tensions between the two countries reach new heights

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 November, 2013, 12:20pm UPDATED : Monday, 25 November, 2013, 6:16pm Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has called on all Chinese citizens in Japan to voluntarily register with its consular section as tensions between the two countries reach new heights over a […]

Abe says he is ready to be more assertive against China / “If Japan does resort to enforcement measures like shooting down aircraft, that is a serious provocation to us, an act of war.” China’s Defense Ministry

Politics Oct. 27, 2013 – 06:00AM JST ( 12 ) TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive towards China as Beijing threatened to strike back if provoked. A top retired Chinese diplomat said any move […]

Secret Japan-China talks held over island dispute

Oct. 16, 2013 – 07:01AM JST TOKYO — A senior Chinese government official has secretly visited Japan for talks with Japanese officials aimed at improving bilateral relations damaged by an ongoing territorial row, a report said Tuesday. The talks involving a high-ranking official from the Chinese foreign ministry’s […]

Japan scrambles jets in response to drone

reason.com — Sep 10 Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said. It was the first reported incident of its kind.Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force sent an unspecified number of […]

Chinese bombers prompt Japanese jet scramble

Kyodo News InternationalSeptember 8, 2013 12:18      Japan’s Defense Ministry said Sunday two Chinese H-6 bombers flew round trip from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean without violating Japanese airspace the same day after overflying waters between Okinawa islands. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter […]

Japan to deploy ships after China detected drilling in disputed waters – report

Published time: July 18, 2013 16:50                                                                             An aerial view shows a Chinese facility under construction (top R) for natural gas exploration and a large crane ship are seen near what Tokyo claims to be the median line between the overlapping exclusive economic zones of Japan and China, […]

Japan seeks to ‘nationalize’ islands

With an Upper House election looming this weekend, the Japanese cabinet plans to strengthen territorial claims on hundreds of remote islands in the East China Sea. -China Daily/ANN  Tue, Jul 16, 2013    China Daily/Asia News Network With an Upper House election looming this weekend, the Japanese cabinet plans […]

Chinese ships track Japanese nationalist flotilla

canberratimes.com.au — Apr 23   Eight Chinese government ships have entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands, the most in a single day since Tokyo nationalised part of the archipelago, the Japanese government says.   A flotilla of boats carrying more than 80 Japanese nationalists had arrived in […]

China sends three Warships to disputed Islands

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  Three Chinese government ships were sailing in  waters around islands disputed with Japan today, a day after the  Japanese premier suggested a summit could help mend frayed ties. Japan’s coastguard said the maritime surveillance  boats were sailing in waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled […]

U.S. stands by Japan on island dispute with China

Politics Jan. 19, 2013 – 03:20PM JST U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speak in Washington on Friday.AFP WASHINGTON   — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning Friday to China not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands as […]