Heightened tensions between two Asian giants — China and Japan — over maritime disputes involving the East and South China Sea could cloud the upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou, China on 4 and 5 September. Beijing is irked over Tokyo’s interference in the South China Sea dispute and is reportedly venting it out through aggressive actions in the East China Sea.
Japan has been asserting its claims in the East China Sea waters and some islands, which China has attempted to infringe upon in the recent past. Earlier in August, Chinese ships sailed near the disputed islands and several Chinese fishing boats were also reportedly seen in the waters.
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