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Reader riposte: Put the China-Japan champagne on ice


Sam Roggeveen


18 June 2008 10:26

Go writes from Japan in response to my brief item yesterday on joint Sino-Japanese exploitation of gas fields in disputed territory in the East China Sea:

I read that you introduced the FT's story saying that Japan-China gas cooperative development agreement is coming soon. But it is too early to say that. Because recently Japan-Taiwan diplomatic relations went bad caused by Japan-Taiwan ship collision incident around Senkaku island. China sided with Taiwan against Japan. This accident coincided with recently establishing China-Taiwan closer relationship.

Here's a media report of the incident and its diplomatic aftermath. And here's the Chinese Foreign Ministry criticising Japan over the affair.