VARIOUS: China and Japan renew diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the dispute over islands claimed by both...
- Title: VARIOUS: China and Japan renew diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the dispute over islands claimed by both countries
- Date: 26th September 2012
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2012) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF JAPANESE EMBASSY. VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS STANDING BY GATE. VEHICLE BELIEVED TO BE CARRYING JAPANESE VICE FOREIGN MINISTER CHIKAO KAWAI ENTERING EMBASSY GATE. EMBASSY GATES
- Reuters ID: LVABAIJJKLHOXNMB5E2UAOOD1164
- Location: Japan, China
- Country: Japan
- Duration: 00:00:52
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- Topics: International Relations,Politics
- Story Text: High-level officials in China and Japan met in Beijing on Tuesday (September 25), in renewed efforts to cool tensions over the islands claimed by both countries.
Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai held talks with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun as Chinese surveillance vessels once again entered waters near the islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China.
Japan's Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto on Tuesday also discussed the disputed islands issue in his meeting with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith.
"One of the things we have to think of is how to deal with all the ships that are coming from China and Taiwan to the Senkaku and how to keep Sino-Japanese relations stable and advance them," he said in Tokyo.
Chinese state television CCTV on Monday (September 24) showed surveillance footage shot by two Chinese vessels which entered the disputed waters .
CCTV, quoting the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), said the vessels, Haijian-46 and Haijian-66 were exercising China's administrative jurisdiction over the islands and its surrounding waters.
In a separate incident, on Tuesday, Japanese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannon to turn away about 40 Taiwan fishing boats and 12 Taiwan Coast Guard vessels which had entered disputed waters near the islands.
Japan protested to Taiwan, a day after it lodged a complaint with China over what it said was a similar intrusion by Chinese boats.
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