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25 April 2017 01:06 (South Africa)

China tells Japan to back down

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

In the latest row over disputed waters in the sea between Japan, China and South Korea, officials in Beijing have summoned the Japanese ambassador to demand the release of a Chinese fishing boat and crew that were captured by the Japanese navy on Tuesday. The incident happened off the northwestern coast of Japan's Kuba island, which is just north of a group of disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan, and Diaoyu in China. The navy repeatedly warned the boat to leave the area, and then seized it after it refused to stop for inspection.  This is the latest in a long list of rows that China has had with its neighbours as it seeks to extend its control in the waters between it, Japan and South Korea. Read more: Reuters and AP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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