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EXPLAINER: What's behind strained China-Japan relations

Sep. 28, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and China on Thursday mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of their ties, but there isn't much of a celebratory mood. Improved ties between Asia’s two biggest economies are considered vital to the region's stability and prosperity, but they remain at odds over...

Japanese leader's trip to China in '72 was diplomatic gamble

Sep. 25, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the height of the Cold War, according to his daughter, a former Japanese foreign minister. Kakuei Tanaka's mission to...

Putin attends joint military drills with China, others

Sep. 06, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday attended sweeping war games in his country's far east involving troops from China and other nations, in a show of military muscle amid the tensions with the West over Moscow's action in Ukraine. The weeklong exercise that...

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as typhoon approaches

Sep. 04, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were canceled in Japan on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains. Shanghai grounded ferry...

Russia launches war games with China amid tensions with US

Sep. 01, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday launched weeklong war games involving forces from China and other nations in a show of growing defense cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, as they both face tensions with the United States. The maneuvers are also intended to demonstrate that...

Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others

Aug. 29, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping military drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine. The...

Japan warns of rising global tension, Russia-China arms ties

Jul. 22, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan warned of escalating national security threats stemming from Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s tensions with Taiwan in an annual defense paper issued Friday, as Japan tries to bolster its military capability and spending. The annual defense white paper,...