Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has warned that ties with China are “significantly deteriorating”after Chinese vessels repeatedly entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Mr. Kushida had called the Chinese ambassador to Japan to protest what the foreign minister called “incursions”by an increasingly expansionist and militarily aggressive China.
On Aug. 5 about 230 Chinese fishing boats and coast guard vessels went through islands claimed by both countries.
The Japan-controlled, uninhabited islands – known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China – are the source of a long-running dispute.
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