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Japan says jet fighters conducted drills with US aircraft over East China Sea

Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan`s Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said.

Sep 09, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

US sailor missing during South China Sea joint naval drill

The incident comes weeks after seven American sailors were killed when their Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship in a busy shipping channel off Japan`s coast.

Aug 02, 2017, 12:28 PM IST

China asks US to stop unfriendly dangerous military activities

China on tuesday defended the action of its fighter jets flying close to a US naval plane in the East China Sea, saying American aircraft coming near China's border and carrying out reconnaissance has threatened China's national security.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

China says its intercept of US surveillance plane was legal, necessary

China`s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that its pilots actions were legal, necessary and professional after two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend.

Jul 25, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

Chinese fighter jets intercept US Navy surveillance plane over East China Sea

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, US officials said on Monday.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

China will pursue active foreign policy in Asia Pacific: US official

In March 2017, China announced a seven percent inflation-adjusted increase in the annual military budget, bringing it to USD 148.4 billion.

May 24, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

Japan scrambles jet fighters at record pace as Chinese military activity rises

Japan's air force scrambled fighter jets to chase away foreign aircraft at record pace in the year to March 31, government figures showed on Thursday, as Chinese military activity in and around the East China Sea escalated.

Apr 13, 2017, 13:58 PM IST

Japan, US conduct navy drill in East China Sea: Reports

The Japanese and US navies are conducting joint exercises in the East China Sea as tension intensifies in the region following North Korea's missile tests, local media reported today.

Mar 10, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

China to build first underwater platform in South China Sea

China has maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

Feb 28, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-US meeting

The United States and Japan should watch what they say and do and stop making the wrong comments, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

Feb 13, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

China ships sail near disputed isles after James Mattis visit: Japan

Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels sailed Monday into its territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after the new US defence chief vowed to defend Tokyo`s control of them.

Feb 06, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China has urged the US to stop making erroneous remarks on the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands after American Defence Secretary James Mattis reportedly said the US-Japan mutual defence treaty applies to the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Feb 04, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Boat capsizes in East China Sea, one killed, 12 missing

One person was killed and 12 others were reported missing today when a Chinese fishing vessel capsized in East China Sea.

Jan 21, 2017, 14:03 PM IST

China fighter jet claim `untrue`: Japan

Japan has lashed out at China over claims its fighter jets obstructed Beijing`s military aircraft, saying the allegation was "clearly untrue".

Dec 12, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

China ships sail near disputed islands, says Japan's coast guard

Chinese coast guard vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, Japan's coast guard said, marking the second such incident in a week.

Nov 12, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed islands in East China Sea

Japan protested to China on Sunday after Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea, Tokyo said.

Nov 06, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

China and Japan have long been mired in a territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited East China Sea islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Oct 27, 2016, 15:08 PM IST

China to fly drones over South China Sea

China is capable of flying drones over the disputed South China Sea to keep a watch over the contested waters spread over 3.5 million sq km.

Sep 24, 2016, 14:47 PM IST

Japan to boost South China Sea role with training patrols with US: Minister

Japan also has its own dispute with China over territory in the East China Sea.

Sep 16, 2016, 09:29 AM IST