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Chinese ships enter disputed waters—Japan coastguard

In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Japan Coast Guard vessels sail along with Chinese surveillance ship Haijian No. 66, center, near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, seen in background, in the East China Sea. Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat. China says ships from its Marine Surveillance service are merely defending Chinese sovereignty and protesting illegal Japanese control over the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Four Chinese government ships entered disputed waters in the East Asia Sea at the center of a bitter row with Tokyo on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China’s maritime ambitions making waves in Pacific

China president Xi Jinping. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s communist rulers are making waves in the Pacific as they extend their naval strength and reach while Japan and the Philippines bolster their own fleets, increasing the risk of a maritime conflict, analysts say.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New China coast guard ships seen in disputed area

In this photo released by Japan's 11th Regional Coast Guard, a China Coast Guard ship numbered 2101 sails in waters 66 kilometers (41 miles) from the East China Sea islands called Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Chinese coast guard ships were spotted for the first time near the disputed islands controlled by Japan following a reorganization of the service in a bid to boost its effectiveness. AP

Chinese coast guard ships were spotted Wednesday for the first time near disputed islands controlled by Japan following a reorganization of the service to boost Beijing’s ability to enforce its maritime claims.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ships sail near disputed island—Japan

In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Japan Coast Guard vessels sail along with Chinese surveillance ship Haijian No. 66, center, near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, seen in background, in the East China Sea. Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat. China says ships from its Marine Surveillance service are merely defending Chinese sovereignty and protesting illegal Japanese control over the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Three Chinese government ships sailed into waters around islands at the center of a dispute on Thursday, the day after Japan’s premier visited coastguards who patrol the area.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese ships in disputed waters—Japan

JAPAN, AT SEA: This handout photograph taken by the Japan Coast Guard on February 2, 2013 shows a coast guard vessel (R) chasing a Chinese fishing boat near Miyako island in Okinawa prefecture, in East China Sea. Japan's coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone amid a festering territorial row between the two countries. AFP PHOTO / JAPAN COAST GUARD

Three Chinese government ships on Thursday plied waters around islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing, the Japanese coastguard said.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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