Relations between China and Japan have been strained to say the least the past few months. The dispute started back in September when the Japanese government bought land in the Senkakus (Japanese term) or Diaoyu (Chinese term) islands. Both countries claim sovereignty over the islands, and thus this action outraged the Chinese. There were protestors in several Chinese cities who called for a boycott of Japanese goods, and even went as far as damaging Japanese offices and businesses. The most recent incident occurred over the weekend with the Japanese accusing a Chinese navy ship of gathering information on a Japanese warship. The Japanese looked at the incident as an act of aggression, stating that that type of data could be used to attack the ship. On Tuesday the Chinese responded saying that they were just responding to Japanese provocations. They cite several times when a Japanese plane or ship had crossed over or into Chinese water. Neither side seems to want to budge an inch, and tensions are rising.