Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

Beijing published co-ordinates for a maritime air defence zone that covers an uninhabited archipelago of  islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Photograph: AP

China’s military sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol into disputed air space over the East China Sea yesterday, the Ch(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: has indicated he is keen to improve relations and has called for high-level dialogue with China. Photograph: AP

China sees no reason to conduct talks with Japan over their dispute about ownership of a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, “because (...)