Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said he had information that a Chinese consortium was laying pipes to prepare to tap the area’s huge gas resources.
“We have protested to the Chinese government through diplomatic channels but we have not received any satisfactory reply,” he said.
The move comes at a sensitive time for already strained Japan-China relations.
Japan protests at China gas move – BBC
Posted by Xiao Qiang | Aug 10, 2005