Japan says it will forcibly expel any Chinese landing on islands claimed by both countries. This after Chinese government vessels entered the waters around of islands both countries claim.
For the first time, China's air force has landed several bombers on a South China Sea island. The move could fuel tension in the region amid concern that Beijing is expanding its military might to the disputed waters.
A territorial spat over the Kuril Islands has been a stumbling block to reconciliation since the end of World War II. Russia now wants to lay an undersea fiber optic cable to the disputed islands.
Vietnamese authorities have detained more than 100 people protesting against the government's plans to create new urban economic zones. Many fear that Chinese companies and investors will get the lion's share.
Beijing's warning came as trade talks aimed at lowering China's burgeoning trade surplus with the US came to an end. Earlier in the week, the US renewed a threat to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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