US warns against rising tension between China and Japan | Asia Pacific

US warns against rising tension between China and Japan

US warns against rising tension between China and Japan

Updated 17 September 2012, 22:25 AEST

The row between China and Japan over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea is escalating tonight.

Japanese companies have temporarily suspended operations in China following violent protests across the country.

The two nations are embroiled in a long running spat over control of the Senkaku or Diaoyu group of islands which might be surrounded by large gas resources.

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has urged calm on all sides warning miscalculation could draw East Asia into a war.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speakers:US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta; Jingdong Yuan, acting director, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney

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