The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) released a string of geographic coordinates of the Diaoyu Island and some of its affiliated islets, in a new move to affirm China's sovereignty.
China urged Japan to nullify its decision on "purchasing" the Diaoyu Islands.
The Japanese Government signed the official contract with Kurihara family, the so-called private owner of China's Diaoyu Islands.
The Japanese Government officially decided to "purchase" part of Diaoyu Islands in a ministerial meeting.
The Japanese Government finally reached an agreement with the Kurihara family, the so-called private owner of three of the five islands, trying to "nationalize" the disputed islands.
Ten Japanese right-wing activists illegally landed on the Diaoyu Islands.
China fishery administration vessels were patrolling around the sea of the Diaoyu Islands during the fishing protection stint.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said his government was negotiating with a "private owner" to "nationalize" part of the Diaoyu Islands.
The Japanese lower house held a parliamentary hearing on Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara's "purchase plan" for the Diaoyu Islands.
Six Japanese lawmakers toured the Diaoyu Islands.
The Tokyo metropolitan government set up an account to raise money for the so-called purchase plan.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda hinted his government would consider "the purchase plan" and confirm the so-called owner's true intention.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura indicated the central government might buy the islands if necessary.
Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said the metropolitan government plans to buy the Diaoyu Islands.
(Source: China Daily)