Chinese fishing boat detained in Japanese waters

The Chinese Consulate General in Fukuoka confirmed that Japanese coast guard detained a Chinese fishing boat Saturday for alleged unauthorized coral fishing in Japanese waters. The incident took place at around 8: 53 a.m. local time at waters 44 km northeast of Japan’s Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the consulate. A total of […]

Damaging efforts of building friendly China-Japan ties is “political crime”: Niwa

Damaging efforts of building friendly China-Japan ties is “political crime”: Niwa

Former Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa on Monday said that anything done by politicians which could damage the efforts of building a friendly relationship between Japan and China would be considered a serious “political crime”. Niwa made the comments in his speech given at Japan’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club where he gave four suggestions to […]

China urges calm, restraint over Korean Peninsula

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday urged all relevant parties to remain calm and restrained regarding the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. “The Chinese side opposes any moves that may lead to the escalation of tensions and are inconducive to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing. He […]

Japan, U.S. officials meet on DPRK’s potential nuclear test

Japanese officials met with a visiting U.S. special envoy here on Monday and agreed to closely cooperate to urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to carry out new nuclear test, local media reported. Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, and Glyn Davies, the […]

China urges peace amid Japanese defense budget increase

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday urged Japan to stick to the path of peaceful development after Japan announced it will increase the country’s defense budget. “Owing to historical reasons, any move taken by Japan in the military area will draw great attention from neighboring countries,” spokesman Hong Lei told a daily press briefing. […]

Chinese boat detained for unauthorized fishing in Japan’s waters

A Chinese fishing boat was detained by Japanese authorities on Thursday for unauthorized fishing in waters around Nagasaki Prefecture in southwestern Japan, Chinese Consulate General in Fukuoka told Xinhua. The boat, registered in China’s Zhejiang Province, was detained at around 2:07 p.m. local time in the exclusive economic waters near Goto city in Nagasaki. There […]

Senior CPC official urges Sino-Japanese relations turn-around

China hopes that Japan’s ruling parties can take positive measures and bring bilateral ties back on the right track, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official said Thursday. Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the comment when meeting with Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of the New Komeito party, […]

Toshiba settles in Chongqing

Japan’s Toshiba Corporation determined to build its global laptop base in Chongqing on January 8, 2013, aiming at producing high-end laptops and tablet PCs. The settlement of this laptop base marks the overall accomplishment of Chongqing’s strategic layout of “5+6+700” (which means 5 brands, 6 OEMs and over 700 parts producers). Tan Jiangang

China closely monitoring Japanese encroachment on Diaoyu Islands

China opposes any infringement on its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands committed by Japanese aircraft or vessels and remains vigilant against attempts to commit such acts, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a question about warning shots allegedly proposed by Japan […]