east china sea

east china sea

Japan, China eyeing talks on crisis management mechanism for East China Sea isla

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Japan and China are reportedly seeking to hold a high-level meeting on ways to prevent potentially disastrous military miscalculations around a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Diplomatic sources tell Japan′s Kyodo News Agency that vice ministerial-level officials from Tokyo and Beijing want to hold a meeting in Singapore in May to fine-tune a maritime crisis management mechanism with an eye on having it come into practice by the end of the year. Tensions have threatened to boil over in recent months over the islets known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Analysts say that,... if the two sides can reach an agreement,... the potential for clashes at sea or in the air would be greatly reduced.