BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said Thursday Japan's surveillance of a zone used by the Chinese navy for drills is "a highly hazardous act of provocation."
The Defense Ministry has lodged a stern representation to Japan, Yang told a press briefing.
The zone is in the west Pacific Ocean.
Commentary: "China threat" ugly excuse for Japan's military buildup
BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Political elites in Tokyo are getting increasingly adept at using a distorted image of China to back up their political and military agendas.
Following a series of provocative remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera added fuel to the fire on Tuesday, saying Beijing was "jeopardizing peace" with its "intrusions" near the disputed Diaoyu Islands. Full story
China criticizes Japan's provocative remarks
BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China criticized Japan on Monday for repeatedly making provocative remarks and accused Japan of breaking the status quo on the Diaoyu Islands, in response to Japanese leader Shinzo Abe's claims to the same effect.
Abe told troops on Sunday that Japan would not "tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo" and called for surveillance and intelligence activities in this regard. Full story
Spokeswoman: Japan's move to expand military capacity "concerning"
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday said Japan's move to use the so-called "external threat" as an excuse to expand its military capacity raises concern and alertness.H Japan has deliberately played up the so-called "external threat" and artificially incurred tension and confrontation so as to take advantage of this excuse to continuously expand and upgrade its military capacity, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Full story