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    Taiwan's leader ramps up island's claim to disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ma Ying-jeou is planning a symbolic aerial inspection of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Presidential Office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi confirmed yesterday that Ma would fly ... has taken in the thorny Diaoyus dispute since he became president in May 2008. Opposition politicians have mocked Ma, saying he should land on one of the Diaoyu Islands. A once strong critic ...

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    US expresses concern as Diaoyu Islands sovereignty dispute escalates

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... dispute The United States has officially voiced its concern to Beijing after a Chinese maritime surveillance plane flew over the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, over which both China ... to safeguard their sovereignty. "China's maritime surveillance plane flying over the Diaoyu islands is completely normal," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. US affairs expert Shi ...

  3. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands dispute about resources not land

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... The treasured islands The disputes are all over the map. But the long-standing row between Beijing and Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands is not simply a question of geography and national pride, ... enough nickel for 100 years, and enough natural gas for 100 years, not to mention other mineral resources and plentiful fish. The Diaoyu Islands are situated to the west of the Okinawa Trough, ...

  4. News - China

    'Diaoyu Islands war tax' hits Hebei businessman, report says

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:11pm by Staff Reporter

    ... A Hebei businessman was told by local tax officials that he owed "overhead levy" for an imminent "Diaoyu Islands war" with Japan. The tax adds to the economic burden ... the Diaoyu islands dispute, war was likely to break out and it would be the duty of businesspeople to “support the country”. Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo have intensified recently over ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China unlikely to use force in Diaoyu Islands, Japanese defence report says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JULIAN RYALL AND MINNIE CHAN

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Minnie Chan Despite sabre-rattling over islands, Beijing is eager for stability, Japanese report says China 'unlikely to use force' in Diaoyus dispute Beijing may be stepping up patrols by its navy and coastguard vessels in waters close to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, but there is little likelihood that it will use force to take control ...

  6. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands protester Fang Xiaosong detained in Shenzhen

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Diaoyus protestor detained in Shenzhen The only mainlander to set foot on the disputed Diaoyu Islands during the protest sail from Hong Kong ... Fang's detention was related to his recent efforts to set up a South China branch of the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, the Hong Kong-based organisation to assert China's ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese ships re-enter waters near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... sailing near Uotsurijima, the main islet of the disputed chain called the Senkaku Islands in Japan and the Diaoyu Islands in China. Then two fisheries patrol boats cruised within 12 nautical miles ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Six Chinese government ships temporarily cruised in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Friday, Japan’s coastguard said. Four ...

  8. News - China

    China defends patrols near disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 06:45pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... to run high. The actions constitute “routine patrols and law enforcement in China’s territorial waters around the Diaoyu Islands,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regularly ... the Japanese Coast Guard and China Marine Surveillance near the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Each side broadcast their claim of sovereignty to the other and the brief ...

  9. Topic: the Diaoyu-Senkaku islands dispute between China and Japan

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 01:49pm

    ... The Diaoyu Islands are a group of uninhabited islands located roughly due east of mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands. They are currently controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku Islands. Both China and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the islands.  ...


    Diaoyu Islands row dulls China land grab fears in Japan

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 11:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kutchan, Japan A spat over disputed islands has put a damper on Chinese sales of Japanese products from cars to cosmetics, but there is relief in one market ... over the sovereignty of a group of islands in the East China Sea, controlled by Tokyo under the name Senkakus, but claimed by Beijing as the Diaoyus. The row flared badly in September when ...




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