September 25th, 2010
09:09 AM ET

China wants apology from Japan over captain's detention

China on Saturday demanded an apology and compensation from Japan over the detention of its fishing boat captain seized near disputed waters, Chinese state media reported.

Zhan Qixiong was detained earlier this month after his trawler collided with Japanese vessels near disputed islands in the East China Sea.

He was accused of obstructing Japanese public officers while they performed their duties.

Zhan was freed Friday, and arrived home safely a day later in southeast China's Fujian province, according to Xinhua news agency.

"We decided to suspend the charges in consideration of the Japan-China relationship," the Japanese prosecutor in the case said.

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  1. termlimits

    Tell china to kiss off!

    September 25, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Max

      Please think over the following facts:
      1. China has dramatically improved its citizens' lives in the past 30 years through economic development. It never colonized any country or slave any black people.
      2. How many wars has the US imposed on other countries in the past 30 years: the first gulf war, the Kosovo war, the Afghan war, the second gulf war... How many innocent people were killed during all these wars, including women and babies?

      One country gives people good lives, one country kills innocent people...

      September 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Floria sigmundi

    China is so over dramatic

    Checkout this video on YouTube

    September 25, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kim hegibogderts

    The contract with China is dangerous. It is because the communist party compulsorily invalidates an individual business. The world should stop business with China.

    September 26, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      You are right on! But the world's large corporations manufactoring junk in communist China can't pull themselves away from the cheap slave labor they use in their factories. Shameful!

      September 26, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Do you folks shop at Wal-Mart? Do you really think that cheap slave labor is what makes that "made in china" plastic flag you wave inexpensive? Thanks toi US troops in Afghanistan, China only pays about 25 dollars per barrel for the crude oil they use to make plastic craop we buy. We pay about 80 dollars for the same. There are pipelines that run from the Caspian basin (home to half of the worlds known oil reserves) thru Afghanistan to China. Cheap oil, NOT cheap labor is the real reason that plasti-crap flag you wave only costs .89 cents.

    September 26, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Not to mention China discovered America in 1421.

    September 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pancho villa

    Ah hello aztecs N Natives wer here before ALL OF UU, n if china is so great go live overtheir.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Be

    What a world we live in. You get money AND an apology by ramming into other people's ships? Maybe I should make a living off of this!

    Also Max, why would China need to enslave black people when it has 1.3 billion of it's own people to enslave and mind control?

    September 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |