Zhang Meifang

A pro-China supporter holds a Chinese national flags outside High Court in Hong Kong Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai is back in court for another attempt to apply for bail before his trial in April, on the charge of "collusion with foreign forces," a new crime in Hong Kong invented by the National Security Law that Beijing imposed last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Chinese warships spotted near Japanese islands

Japan is sounding the alarm on Chinese military activities near its disputed territory. On Monday, Japan’s Defense Ministry reported seeing Chinese and Russian warships near the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing lays territorial claim to.