=====Taiwan & Japan=====
The territorial right to the disputed islands
Activists from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China who wanted to travel to the Diaoyu/Sankaku Islands were stopped by a water cannon attack from the Japanese coast guard ships. The Japanese Coast guard warned the activists against landing the disputed islands to conduct traditional religion ceremonies relating to the Chinese sea goddess. The water cannon attack damaged the engine of the activists’ ship. As a result of this water cannon attack, diplomacy in East Asia is again facing challenges.
=====Philippines & China=====
Territorial fight with China
The fight of territorial waters between China and the Philippines is getting intensive. It is part of a broader disagreement among East and Southeast Asian countries. By citing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Philippine government is taking the risk of challenging China’s claims on these territorial waters in the South China Sea and the west coast of the Philippines.