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The standoff over the arrest, which took place in waters near uninhabited islands claimed by both countries, escalated Sunday as China announced that it had suspended high-level exchanges with Japan, and threatened additional “strong countermeasures,” after Tokyo said it would extend its detention of the captain.
In a statement on Sunday, China’s Foreign Ministry said Japan had “seriously damaged Sino-Japan bilateral relations.” Beijing suspended all relations between provincial and central government officials and their Japanese counterparts, including talks aimed at expanding aviation routes and cooperation on coal.
Anti-Japan protests staged across China
Protests were held in China on Saturday against Japan's handling of a collision between a Chinese trawler and two Japanese patrol boats near the Senkaku Islands. The Japanese islands are claimed by China and Taiwan.
"We stand for a single Internet, where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas," Clinton said.
"The freedom to connect is like the freedom of assembly in cyberspace."
-- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking Thursday in a major policy statement.
Originally posted by catwhoknows
A message to China and Japan,
Whatever you do, stay out of NZ waters.
We will not allow you here.
The Madrid Protocol was signed in 1991 by the signatories to the Antarctic Treaty banning mining, this is up for review in 2041.
The Madrid Protocol became law in January 1998, it sets out the principles under which environmental protection in Antarctica is to be regulated. This includes a ban on all commercial mining for at least fifty years.