Oct. 10, 2020 — China and Japan in conflict over a museum dedicated to disputed islands (Various)
Japan Times: “The Chinese Foreign Ministry has lambasted Tokyo’s protest against Beijing’s creation of a digital museum laying out its claims to a group of Japanese-administered islets in the East China Sea, called the Senkakus in Japan.”
South China Morning Post: “In the midst of current tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea, a Chinese academic said Beijing wanted Tokyo to know it was intent on reducing its naval presence in the area earlier this year – an olive branch that was summarily snapped when right-wing forces in Japan hired fishing boats to go into the disputed waters, resulting in skirmishes between the two sides.
Asahi Shimbun: “Japan called on China to take down a government website that reasserts Beijing’s claim to a group of small uninhabited islets in the East China Sea whose sovereignty is the source of a long-running dispute between the two countries.”
Kyodo News: “China opened a digital museum on Saturday aimed at demonstrating the country’s claims to the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, according to Chinese media.”
Apple Daily: “The unsteady Japan-China relationship may have received another jolt on Saturday, when the mainland opened an online virtual museum detailing its claims to sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyu Island chain.”