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  1. 'Gas field deal will not affect territory'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Agreement heralded as model for future A vice-minister of foreign affairs yesterday defended a deal to jointly develop the disputed East China Sea gas fields with Japan ... said. The sea has been the subject of conflict between China and Japan because the neighbours hold different views on the boundaries of their exclusive maritime economic zones. Japan insists ...

  2. Scientist called on to ready Beijing for terror gas attack

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be blown to the eastern boulevard and, following some counterintuitive principals of aerodynamics, stay there. While China is not as threatened by organised terrorism as the United States, because ... strategies, Liu said. 'If you are a trained terrorist, you will want to choose a time and a location to release the toxic gas so that it can kill the maximum amount of people,' he said. ...

  3. Co-operation urged with Japan in global hunt for oil and gas

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... billion. Just yesterday, Beijing expressed concern over a Japanese decision to explore a natural gas field near the Diaoyu Islands, which are claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan. 'China ... aggravate tension in already strained ties. 'There needs to be more co-operation between China and Japan on energy supply issues. This rivalry is not helpful to the interests of both ...

  4. Challenges facing new envoy to Japan start with gas-field dispute

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing A row between Beijing and Tokyo over offshore gas fields complicates the tangled web of economic and political relations China's new ambassador to Japan must deal with. The issue will be near the top of the agenda when Wang Yi- now a deputy foreign minister- takes up his new post. The 51-year-old led China's delegation to the six-party ...

  5. Tokyo invited to share offshore gas project

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kyodo in Qingdao China has proposed to Japan that the two countries jointly develop a controversial offshore gas field. The suggestion was aimed at dealing with Tokyo's complaint over a mainland consortium's construction of a new natural gas rig in the East China Sea near Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese officials said. Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing made ...

  6. US still holds key to climate deadlock

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it. On Saturday, global talks on the way forward ended with the world's biggest polluter, China, and the worst polluter per head of population, the US, still far apart. Officials ... things forward by expanding common ground. But in reply to US claims that China had frustrated progress, he likened the criticism to a pig preening itself in the mirror- a traditional saying ...

  7. Lubricating a squeaky relationship

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's interests in securing supplies of oil and natural gas in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are emerging as a new source of tension with the United ... announced in Washington last week, to hold regular high-level talks with China on a range of political, security and other issues. This includes flashpoints such as Sudan, where China- to protect ...

  8. Sino-US military chiefs to hold first talks in months

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing, Minnie Chan and Greg Torode China and the United States will hold their first high-level military talks in months today against the backdrop of a looming security ... that brought the Chinese and US militaries back together. Beijing and Washington have much at stake in keeping the region stable and hold great sway over security issues on the peninsula. South Korean ...

  9. War of words heats up with US over South China Sea disputes

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... military-to-military contact on hold earlier this year to express its anger at US arms sales to Taiwan. 'The most important [challenge]... is the continued unwillingness of China to deepen the mil-mil ... Cary Huang in Beijing Anger over Washington's renewed expression of a 'national interest' in territorial disputes in the South China Sea is gathering momentum in Beijing, ...

  10. US-China ties in troubled waters

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... business reprisals in China. The sea's Spratly Islands are claimed in whole by China and Vietnam and in part by the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. While holding oil and gas potential, its ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent in Singapore The vast calms of the South China Sea belie a turbulence that is increasingly defining tensions between China and the US as well ...




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