Japan to Deport Chinese Arrested on Disputed Island

Kabuki theater or real tensions?


Japan has decided to deport Chinese activists who landed on a disputed isle at the heart of a territorial row, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, a move that could ease tension between Asia's two biggest economies.

The feud over the islands in the East China Sea has frayed relations between the two Asian neighbours, long bedevilled by the legacy of Japan's wartime occupation of much of China and contemporary rivalry over resources and regional clout