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2017/12/05 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

China Reels in East China Sea Island Fishing

China appears to have instructed its boisterous fishing fleet to stand down as expectations of a repeat of 2016 tensions around the Diaoyu Islands failed to materialize this summer and fall.

2017/05/10 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Who Is Ready to Play Chicken in the East China Sea?

In the face of steadily increasing Chinese pressure, Japan is taking steps to bolster its defense and coast guard capabilities in the Southwest Islands — those territories nearest to the Senkakus.