Beijing is jeopardising peace in a row with Tokyo over disputed islands, Japan`s defence minister said today, days after China warned any bid to shoot down its drones would constitute "an act of war".
A senior Chinese government official has secretly visited Japan for talks with Japanese officials aimed at improving bilateral relations damaged by an ongoing territorial row, a report said on Tuesday.
Seeking to bring down Sino-Japanese tensions over the disputed islands, China`s new leader Xi Jinping on Friday called for joint efforts to "control and resolve" the sensitive issue.
China defended its increasingly assertive patrolling near disputed East China Sea islands controlled by Japan, as tensions in the area continue to run high.
More than 50 scholars from China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan met in Shanghai Wednesday to defend China`s sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyu Islands.
Hundreds of Japanese marched through downtown Tokyo in a loud but tightly controlled protest against China`s claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Both Japan and China, as well as Taiwan, claim the uninhabited, but resource-rich islands that are controlled by Japan.
The websites of at least 19 Japanese banks, universities and other institutions have been attacked after the country nationalized the Senkaku Islands, despite objections from China and Taiwan.
Thousands of Chinese marched in US cities to voice support for Beijing`s sovereignty claim over the disputed islands.
Naoto Kan`s approval rating has plunged below 20 % in 9 months of office.
Japan has decided to recall its ambassador to Moscow over an island row with Russia.
Beijing expressed "deep concern" at anti-China protests by Japanese nationalists over a diplomatic spat centred on a group of disputed islands.
Day in Pics: 30th October
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