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China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

The island dispute led to polarisation of sentiments in both the countries affecting their flourishing trade ties.

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.

Number of Japanese living in China drops 10 pc amid island row

The number of Japanese living in China fell more than 10 per cent in 2013, figures showed, amid flaring nationalism and a dispute over the ownership of an island chain.

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.

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Three Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the latest such incident in the bitter territorial row between the Asian giants.

China flotilla in Japan dispute island waters

Seven Chinese ships were in waters around islands at centre of bitter dispute with Japan on Tuesday, ahead the anniversary of Tokyo`s nationalisation of part of the chain.

Four China ships in disputed zone: Report

Four Chinese coastguard ships today entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to a report.

Japan PM Abe visits island near disputed chain

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited coastguards who patrol waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with China, as election campaigning stepped up a gear.

Chinese ambassador urges US to be ‘neutral’ on territorial dispute

China`s Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai on Friday urged Washington to remain "truly neutral" on the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute in East China Sea by honoring its promise to "take no side."

Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan

Two Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Saturday, Japan`s coastguard said.

China condemns Abe`s remarks over disputed islands

Angered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s anti-China remarks on the disputed islands, China on Friday lodged a diplomatic protest with Tokyo, accusing it of distorting facts to mislead world opinion.

1950 documents show China acknowledging ‘Senkakus as Japan’s islets’

A Chinese government document from 1950 appears to refute the country’s current claim to the Senkakus by indicating the islets are part of Japan`s territory.

No fear of facing trouble over island dispute: China

China said it is not afraid of facing troubles in its dispute with Japan over the islands in the East China Sea.