Japan discovers Chinese pier for warships near disputed islands

Japan discovers Chinese pier for warships near disputed islands

China has constructed a vanguard “pier for warships” on an islet off the port city of Wenzhou, Japanese media warned, calling the development a boost of Beijing’s claims on the Tokyo-administered Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands and disputed waters around them. The new 80-meter-long installation, already dubbed the “pier for warships” by the Japanese media, was allegedly…

Chinese Navy holds deep-sea combat drills in Sea of Japan amid mounting tensions

Chinese Navy holds deep-sea combat drills in Sea of Japan amid mounting tensions

China’s navy has carried out deep-sea military exercises in the Sea of Japan, just days after Tokyo warned against escalating tensions in the region following a record number of Chinese government vessels being spotted around a group of disputed islands. As reported by the Xinhua newspaper, citing a source in the navy, the exercises started…

Japanese Coast Guard video claims to show hundreds of Chinese ships near disputed Senkaku Islands
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Japanese Coast Guard video claims to show hundreds of Chinese ships near disputed Senkaku Islands

Hundreds of Chinese vessels sailing close to the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea have reportedly been captured on camera by Japan’s Coast Guard. The aerial footage indicates the high level of tension in the area. The video, apparently shot from inside a low-flying patrol aircraft, has been released online by the Japanese…

Japan protests after Chinese coastguards and fishing boats sail near disputed islets
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Japan protests after Chinese coastguards and fishing boats sail near disputed islets

Japan issued a new protest to Beijing on Saturday after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea, Japan’s foreign ministry said. The latest incident comes amid heightened tensions, less than a month after an arbitration court in…