Chi­nese en­voy sum­moned over in­cur­sions into dis­puted isles

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ja­pan sum­moned China’s am­bas­sador yes­ter­day af­ter the coun­try’s ships were spot­ted near dis­puted East China Sea is­lands for a fifth-straight day. For­eign Min­is­ter Fu­mio Kishida called in Cheng Yonghua, Bei­jing’s en­voy to Tokyo, the for­eign min­istry said – the sec­ond such sum­mons since Au­gust 5. “The sit­u­a­tion sur­round­ing the Ja­pan-China re­la­tion­ship is markedly de­te­ri­o­rat­ing,” he told Mr Cheng. “We can­not ac­cept that (China) is tak­ing ac­tions that uni­lat­er­ally raise ten­sions.” The two coun­tries are locked in a long-run­ning dis­pute over the un­in­hab­ited islets known as the Senkaku in Ja­pan and the Diaoyu in China.

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