Friday, December 31, 2010
On 31 May 2010, Japan and China agreed to have a hotline between Hatoyama Yukio and Wen Jiabao, who visited Tokyo after holding a summit in Jeju, Korea, where three countries: Japan South Korea, and China talked about rising tensions after the sinking of a warship in March by a North Korean torpedo. In order to avoid sudden clash between Japanese and Chinese military, Japan insisted on the hotline with the Chinese leaders. In particular, Japan has been worrying about the rising military power in the East China Sea. Current Japanese Prime Minsiter Kan Naoto, according to Hatoyama, should use this hotline to discuss the territorial disputes in the East China Sea (Jiji Press).