Japan, China held top-secret talks on normalizing ties in 1964

Jan 4, 2015

Japan, China held top-secret talks on normalizing ties in 1964

In 1964, at a time when Tokyo and Beijing had no formal diplomatic ties, Japanese diplomats met with senior Chinese officials in absolute secrecy in third countries including Switzerland and Burma to explore the possibility of normalizing relations, minutes of the meetings declassified by ...

China launches website laying claim to Senkaku Islands

Dec 31, 2014

China launches website laying claim to Senkaku Islands

Beijing has launched a website asserting Chinese sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands. The website, www.diaoyudao.org.cn, was unveiled Tuesday by China’s National Marine Data and Information Service. It came as a trio of Chinese coast guard vessels made their latest patrol of the waters surrounding ...

Dec 30, 2014

Chinese ships enter Japanese waters near Senkakus

Three Chinese coast guard ships intruded into territorial waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea for about two hours Tuesday, the Japan Coast Guard said. Chinese coast guard vessels last entered Japanese territorial waters on Dec. 23. Chinese government ships ...