• Kyodo


Tokyo has lodged a protest with Beijing over new exploration activities at a gas field in a contested area of the East China Sea, the Japanese government said Monday.

A Chinese drill ship started operations believed to involve the sinking of a test borehole aimed at developing resources, near a Tokyo-proposed median line separating the countries’ exclusive economic zones in mid-November, Japanese officials said.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.