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China Intensifies Press on Japan in East China Sea Dispute

China is stepping up pressure on Japan in a long-running maritime dispute, deploying Chinese vessels near contested East China Sea islands and accusing Japanese leaders of making provocative statements. Japan said four Chinese coast guard patrol ships entered the disputed waters on Monday morning, prompting Japanese authorities to warn the vessels to leave the area, which they did a short time later.  Chinese ships have sailed near the islets on dozens of occasions in the past year. ...

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