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China military drills: 200 flights cancelled, red alert issued

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:04

More than 200 flights were cancelled in China owing to busy airspace on the first day of the Chinese military`s live fire exercises in the East China Sea, prompting aviation authorities to declare a red alert.

China announces live fire drills in the East China Sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 17:23

China Saturday announced that it will conduct a series of live fire training drills next week in the contested waters of the East China Sea, where it is locked in a bitter maritime dispute with Japan.

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 05:34

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were "inextricably linked" and his door was always open for dialogue.

China workers strike over Japanese boss` war denial

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:50

Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to "help" the country escape colonial rule, state-run media reported Wednesday.

China boat sinks in waters north of islets disputed with Japan

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:52

The boat sank in the morning north of the islands which China calls the Diaoyus and Japan the Senkakus, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing naval sources.

Japan denies brush with Chinese planes, demands Beijing withdraws footage

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 13:48

Japan on Friday denied Beijing`s claims that its Self-Defence Force planes came "dangerously close" to Chinese aircraft in an incident over the East China Sea on Wednesday, demanding China takes down the footage allegedly showing the incident.

Japan accuses China of `dangerous` flights amid dispute

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 18:22

Japan accused China of flying fighter jets "dangerously" close to two of its military planes over the East China Sea on Wednesday, as bilateral tensions simmer over the countries` territorial dispute.

Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 12:50

Chinese ships sailed into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea today, officials said, after G7 leaders cautioned against "intimidation" in territorial disputes.

Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 09:25

Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea Saturday, officials said, as the United States warned Beijing over increasing territorial assertiveness.

US asks China to avoid tension in international airspace

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 13:47

The US has asked China to avoid tension in international airspace after a close encounter between Chinese and Japanese military jets in the disputed East China Sea.

US urges China to avoid tensions in airspace

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:19

The United States warned China Thursday against sparking tensions in international airspace after Japan accused Beijing of "dangerous maneuvers" above disputed seas.

China accuses Japan of creating `trouble` in airspace

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 19:27

China on Thursday hit back at Japan for disrupting "normal flight routines" over disputed islands in the East China Sea and accused Japanese planes of creating "trouble" in the airspace.