Territorial dispute between Japan and China is still going on

Tokyo is counting on U.S. support

Beijing, September 16 (new region, Igor Scherbakov) – Japanese news portal MBS has distributed the information according to which, a few days ago near the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu) the Chinese fishing vessel clashed with the Japanese patrol boat. According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, after that, Chinese fishermen collided with two Japanese boats, which pursued them.

The incident took place 14 kilometers from the Senkaku. According to the official Tokyo, none of the ships sunk, people are also not affected.

We remind that the Senkaku Islands are disputed territory which actually controlled by Japan, turning out from the area the Chinese fishermen. China is in constant protests and periodically conducted demonstrative actions, such as landing on the island of volunteers, install on the islands the PRC state flags and military exercises in the region, etc.

In turn, Japan refuses to concede Senkaku to China, trying to enlist the moral help from the U.S. and other countries, as well as boosting the “Chinese threat” within the country to strengthen their internal political positions and to justify the increase in military spending.

The latest incident turned to the fact that for nearly a week the Japanese held 14 Chinese fishermen who have been accused in the invasion of foreign territorial waters. In turn, Beijing blamed Tokyo in illegal arrest of Chinese fishermen who waged a legal fishing near the Chinese islands.

As a result of intense negotiations between Japanese and Chinese diplomats the fishermen were released, but the captain had to stay in Japan, because Japanese court sentenced him to 10 days detention. Despite progress in resolving this conflict situation, the incident passed without the attention of the Chinese public. For example, as it became known, the Chinese side has decided to postpone the Planned for mid-September the second round of intergovernmental negotiations with Japan on “mutual understanding on border issues in the East China Sea.”

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