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Washington has made a clarification to Beijing to dismiss a Japanese media report on a so-called US-Japan joint combat plan for "retaking" China's Diaoyu Islands, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.
Four China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels patrolled territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Thursday, according to the State Oceanic Administration.
Experts from China and Japan are calling for "constructive" grass-roots dialogues to inspire the two governments to repair strained relations.
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China said on Monday the US, Australia and Japan should not use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and the South China Sea.
A fleet of four China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels patrolled territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday, according to a State Oceanic Administration (SOA) statement.
Two China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels patrolled territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands, on Thursday, according to a State Oceanic Administration statement.
China on Wednesday urged the United States to "strictly abide by" its commitment to neutrality on the Diaoyu Islands issue.
The days of countries riding roughshod over China have long gone as seen by China's firm resolve and ability to defend its territorial sovereignty, said an article in the People's Daily.
Spring Airlines is looking to replicate its successful business model by setting up an aviation company in Japan, sources said.
A year on from Japan's announcement of its plans to "nationalize" China's Diaoyu Islands, political and economic ties between the two countries have weakened, and they will remain weak if Japan continues its stance.
Chinese and US defense authorities met in Beijing on Monday, vowing to increase strategic mutual trust and strengthen relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
President Xi Jinping expounded China's principled stance and pointed out that China-Japan ties are facing grave difficulties, while briefly talking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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