Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fresh China-Japan Tension Over Disputed Islands

Tensions have flared up again between Tokyo and Beijing after Chinese ships and a flotilla of Japanese activists both arrived in the waters near a group of disputed islands.

The two countries have been at odds over the small rocky islands in the East China Sea after Japan purchased some in September, drawing anger from Beijing and anti-Japanese demonstrations across China.

No clashes were reported between the flotilla of 10 boats carrying about 80 nationalist activists, escorted by Japan’s Coast Guard vessels, and the Chinese ships.