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 expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas, and is building islands on reefs to bolster its claims.

Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles, drawing angry China response

Japan has long been mired in a territorial dispute with China over the East China Sea islands.

China military says US F-22 stealth fighters detected

The Chinese military has claimed it was able to detect US F-22 stealth fighter jets, a media report said.

China's Xi sets up five new 'battle zones' in military reform push

China's Xi sets up five new 'battle zones' in military reform push

Xi`s push to reform the military coincides with China becoming more assertive in its territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas.

China building second aircraft carrier: Defence Ministry

China is building its second aircraft carrier, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, as Beijing expands its naval capabilities amid maritime disputes with neighbours in the East and South China Seas.

Japan's far-flung island defence plan seeks to turn tables on China

Tokyo is responding by stringing a line of anti-ship, anti-aircraft missile batteries along 200 islands in the East China Sea.

China launches hotline to report on foreign spies

Another province Hainan launched a similar facility in July, which has helped to crackdown on over 10 alleged espionage activities.

Two Chinese ships enter Japanese waters

Two Chinese patrol ships on Saturday briefly entered Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) said.

China denies nod to Lao Airlines to fly through East China Sea

In the first such incident after establishing the controversial air defence identification zone over East China Sea in 2013, China today said it had rejected permission for a Lao Airlines passenger plane to fly through the "Chinese airspace" for not complying with the rules.

China lodges protest with Japan for hosting Taiwan leader

China has voiced its grave concern and strong dissatisfaction over Japan's decision to host former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui, saying he is a "splittist" who opposes integration of Taiwan with mainland.

China says has every right to drill in East China Sea

China said on Friday it had every right to drill in the East China Sea close to waters disputed with Japan, adding that it did not recognise a "unilateral" Japanese median line setting out a boundary between the two in the waters.

Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year's annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government tries to convince the public of the need to pass legislation to give Japan's military a greater role.

China defence minister says Japan bill will "complicate" region

China`s defence minister told the head of Japan`s National Security Council on Friday that Japanese legislation that could see troops sent to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two would "complicate" regional security.

China evacuates over 865,000 as super typhoon nears

China evacuates over 865,000 as super typhoon nears

 Super typhoon Chan-hom barrelled towards eastern China near commercial hub Shanghai on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people after earlier lashing Japan`s Okinawa island chain and Taiwan.

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.