US-Japan defence guidelines should not undermine third parties: China

Voicing concern over new US-Japan defence cooperation guidelines extending geographical limits of Japanese forces, China on Thursday warned the two allies that their bilateral understanding should not be used to undermine third party interests.

China launches website to claim islands disputed with Japan

China on Tuesday launched a website for an uninhabited islet chain in the East China Sea that is at the centre of a long dispute with Japan, in its latest bid to assert sovereignty over an archipelago administered by Tokyo.

Nine missing after boats collide in China

 At least nine people went missing after two boats collided and sank in the East China Sea Thursday, authorities said.

Japan starts chemical weapon destruction in China

A Japanese-built facility in China on Monday began destroying the largest cache of World War II chemical weapons abandoned in the country, Tokyo officials said, in a rare case of co-operation between the two countries.

China hopes Japan can create favourable atmosphere for talks

China said on Saturday it hopes Japan can create a favourable atmosphere for an expected meeting between the two countries` leaders, a day after the two sides signalled willingness to put a bitter row over disputed islands on the back burner.

Typhoon Phanfone approaching China, warns MeT dept

A powerful typhoon is moving into East China Sea after barreling into southwestern Japan, China's marine forecast station warned on Sunday.

China says "no change" in policy on improving ties with Japan

China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia`s two biggest economies, and said there was "no change" in its policy on Tokyo.

Youth Olympics: Japan youth athletes told to keep low profile in China

Japanese athletes at this month`s Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing have been warned not to wear their official tracksuits around town due to safety fears, local media have reported.

Japanese aircraft entered ADIZ for reconnaissance: China

China today said several Japanese aircraft entered its Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea and carried out extensive reconnaissance amid increasing maritime tensions between the two countries.

China says Japan fighter jets shadowed its planes over disputed waters

Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China`s Ministry of Defense said on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of a spat over air space that has deepened a rift between the two countries.

Japan defence paper warns over China`s `dangerous acts` in sea, air

Japan warned Tuesday that China`s "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

China military drills: 200 flights cancelled, red alert issued

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.