Japan on Wednesday rejected a Chinese proposal to jointly develop two gas-rich areas in the East China Sea, one of which is on the Japanese side of the median boundary near the disputed Senkaku Islands.

China floated the new proposal during a two-day bilateral meeting in Beijing on gas exploration in the East China Sea. The talks ended Tuesday with no breakthrough.

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