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BEIJING — State broadcaster CCTV says China has suspended ministerial-level exchanges with Japan over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain arrested after a collision near disputed islands.
CCTV said Sunday that China also has suspended talks on aviation issues between the two sides. It said the number of Chinese tourists visiting Japan has plunged because of the dispute.
Beijing made the announcements after a Japanese court approved a 10-day extension of the captain's detention.
Chinese police stand guard outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on September 19, 2010. Tokyo said Beijing had helped restrain protests over the arrest of a Chinese captain for ramming his trawler against Japanese patrol boats near a disputed island chain after rallies were staged in Beijing and other Chinese cities on the weekend marking the highly sensitive anniversary of Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931, to voice anger over the arrest which has sparked a major diplomatic row.
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Japanese prosecutors say they will release a Chinese trawler captain who has been detained since his boat collided with Japanese patrol vessels in disputed waters. The incident enraged China, which retaliated by canceling meetings with Japanese officials and, traders say, halting shipments of essential exports.