China Answers Japan Oil Rig Concern With Offer

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) -- China repeated a call Friday for talks with Japan over joint development of gas and oil resources in contested waters in the East China Sea. The offer comes days after Japan disclosed a map and photographs of what it said were 16 Chinese marine platforms close to Japan’s side of a geographical median line that it contends should mark the … [Read more...]

China Says Japan’s East China Sea Pictures Provoke Confrontation

  BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - Japan's release of pictures of Chinese construction activity in the East China Sea will only provoke confrontation between the two countries and do nothing for efforts to promote dialog, China's Foreign Ministry said. In a defense review this week, Japan urged Beijing to stop building oil and gas exploration platforms close to disputed … [Read more...]

Japan Releases Photos of Chinese Rigs in Disputed East China Sea

  By Isabel Reynolds and Maiko Takahashi (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s foreign ministry unveiled a map and photographs of what it said were 16 Chinese marine platforms close to Japan’s side of the disputed East China Sea. The platforms are on the Chinese side of a geographical median line that Japan contends should mark the border between their exclusive economic zones. … [Read more...]