East China Sea

Chinese ships approach islets disputed with Japan

Japan lodged a protest with China Wednesday after four Chinese coast guard vessels entered what Tokyo regards as its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea,...

Japan searches for missing Chinese boat crew near disputed islets

Japanese authorities were scouring the waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea on Friday for eight Chinese crew members who went missing after their fishing vessel collided...

Japan demands Chinese ships leave waters near disputed islets

Japan called on China on Tuesday to withdraw its coast guard ships from waters near the disputed Senkaku islets in the East China Sea, Tokyo said.

Japan protests to China after Chinese ships seen near disputed islets

Japan lodged a protest with China on Sunday after two Chinese coastguard vessels entered what Tokyo considers as its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea,...

Japan protests to Beijing as Chinese ships approach disputed islets

Japan lodged a protest with Beijing on Saturday after about 230 Chinese vessels were spotted in waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea, the Japanese government said.

Japanese defence report "smears" China after military drill

A defence policy report approved by the Japanese government on Tuesday has inflamed tensions with China by describing Beijing's military activity in the East and South China Seas as a threat.

China fires rockets, torpedoes in new East China Sea manoeuvre

Chinese naval aircraft, submarines and ships launched a new manoeuvre in the East China Sea, state media reported on Monday, firing rockets and torpedoes in the waters where China and Japan are...

Japan stations troops near disputed East China Sea islands

Japan stationed ground troops Monday on a remote island near a group of East China Sea islets that are disputed with China and Taiwan.