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China criticizes Japan over 'dangerous' jet scramble

BEIJING China strongly criticized Japan over a scramble of military aircraft from the two countries on Monday amid a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

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China criticizes Japan over 'dangerous' jet scramble

BEIJING China strongly criticized Japan over a scramble of military aircraft from the two countries on Monday amid a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

World, China, Japan, Jul 04 2016

Japan says Chinese military activity in East China Sea escalating

TOKYO Chinese military activity is escalating in the East China Sea, Japan's top military commander said on Thursday, with Japanese emergency scrambles to counter Chinese jets almost doubling in the past three months.

World, Japan, China, Jun 30 2016

Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands

TOKYO Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador early on Thursday to express concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, increasing tensions over the disputed area.

World, China, Japan Jun 09 2016

U.S. says China fighter made 'unsafe' intercept of spy plane

WASHINGTON/BEIJING A Chinese fighter jet carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. spy plane on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, the U.S. Pacific Command said, as China again demanded an end to U.S. surveillance flights.

World, China, Jun 08 2016

U.S. challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

WASHINGTON The U.S. military conducted "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries last year, including several to challenge China's claims in the South and East China seas, according to an annual Pentagon report released on Monday.

World, China Apr 25 2016

China jails man for espionage over islets disputed with Japan

BEIJING China has jailed for seven years a man who gave information to an unnamed foreign power about Chinese military and other ships patrolling islets in the East China Sea disputed with Japan, state media said.

World, China, Japan, Apr 20 2016

China says Japan base shows its hypocrisy on South China Sea

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry accused Japan on Thursday of hypocrisy by opening a new base close to Taiwan and a group of islands disputed between Japan and China in the East China Sea at the same time as criticizing China's actions in the South China Sea.

World, China, Japan, Mar 31 2016

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

YONAGUNI, Japan Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of islands disputed by Japan and China, drawing an angry response from Beijing.

Japan ruling party considers international arbitration over China dispute

TOKYO Japan's ruling party urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government on Wednesday to consider seeking international arbitration over Beijing's drilling activities in the disputed East China Sea, mirroring similar action by the Philippines.

World, China, Japan, Mar 16 2016

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