Mon, September 27, 2010

China-Japan ship collision row

Chinese trawler captain back home by chartered plane

The Chinese trawler captain Zhan Qixiong arrived safely in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province early Saturday morning by a chartered plane after he was illegally detained by Japan. Full story

Key issue at dispute

Diaoyu Islands

Made up of a group of small non-volcanic islands, the islands sit on the edge of the continental shelf of mainland Asia. Its contentious status has emerged as a major issue in Sino-Japan relations.

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