JMSC0101 Sino-Japanese Diaoyu Island Dispute

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  • Zhan Qixiong being arrested after two boats collided

    A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisions, Japanese sailors boarded the Chinese vessel and arrested the captain, Zhan Qixiong
  • Chinese embassy staff member met with Zhan Qixiong

    Chinese embassy staff member met with Zhan Qixiong
  • Zhan being charged

    The Ishigaki Maritime Safety Agency charges Zhan Qixiong with interference with a public servant in the execution of his or her duties and sent him to the Ishigaki branch of the District Public Prosecutor's Office in Naha
  • Zhan's detention extended

    The Ishigaki branch of the District Public Prosecutor's Office in Naha extends captain Zhan Qixiong's detention
  • Others except Zhan were released

    The trawler and 14 crew members were released and returned to China. The captain Zhan Qixiong remained detained in Naha
  • China demanded for a release of captain

    Chinese premier Wen Jiabao threatened further action if the captain of the Chinese fishing trawler was not released.
  • Zhan was released

    Japan released the Chinese captain, stating that keeping the captain in custody would not be appropriate and was having a considerable impact on Sino-Japan relations