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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China keen on closer military ties with Iran China wants closer military ties with Tehran, Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told the visiting head of the Iranian navy yesterday, state media reported. He reaffirmed the nations' diplomatic ties despite controversy over Iran's nuclear programme. Chang told Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Secretary of State John Kerry vows to back Japan in East China Sea

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 11:04am by AFP

    ... defence identification zone (ADIZ) over much of the East China Sea. Beijing says it now requires notification from planes crossing the island group, which is known as the Senkakus in Japan ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China’s PLA informed Japan on ADIZ in 2010: report

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:18am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Japanese government delegation was briefed by senior members of the Chinese military over China’s decision to establish an air defence ... Former vice-foreign minister Wang Yingfan, currently a roving special envoy, headed the talks with the Japanese delegation. His team included officers from the PLA’s National Defence University ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australian Defence Minister backs US counterpart in criticism of Beijing

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his United States counterpart Chuck Hagel accusing China of “destabilising” actions ... territorial claims. “In recent months, China has undertaken destabilising, unilateral actions asserting its claims in the South China Sea,” the US Secretary of Defence told the annual Shangri-La ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Biden wants Japan, China to have communication channel over air defence zone

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:36am by KRISTINE KWOK AND AGENCIES

    ... Kristine Kwok and Agencies in Tokyo US No 2 says Beijing and Tokyo need system to avoid an incident over East China Sea escalating Biden calls for cool heads over air defence zone Watch: Biden says China, Japan must communicate to end dispute US Vice-President Joe Biden repeated yesterday that he was "deeply concerned" by China's new air defence identification ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China ‘monitored’ US bombers as they flew over air defence identification zone

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 01:01pm by Chow Chung-yan and Kristine Kwok

    ... Chow Chung-yan and Kristine Kwok Ministry says it observed 'the whole process' as American planes flew across newly declared defence zone in defiance of notice requirement The Ministry of National Defence said yesterday it "monitored the whole process" as two US bombers flew across the country's newly declared air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Absent China to dominate the agenda at three-day Japan-Asean summit

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... and tensions spiked last month when China announced a new air defence zone straddling islands also claimed by Japan in the East China Sea. It’s going to be about the anxieties China has stirred about ... wide stretches of the South China Sea and has said it might set up a similar air defence zone there. Japan, which has in recent years stepped up private sector investment in Association ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden's China visit could help defuse air defence zone crisis, say experts

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:38am by Cary Huang

    ... Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to China next week could help defuse a potential crisis in Sino-US relations over Beijing's newly declared air defence identification zone, US officials ... to Japan, China and South Korea is scheduled to start on Monday. The pre-planned visit comes just days after two unarmed US B-52 bombers flew through Beijing's newly declared air defence ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Air defence identification zone tops Shinzo Abe-Joe Biden talks in Tokyo

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 04:47pm by Adrian Wan, AFP

    ... defence tops Japan-U.S. talks Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday he would discuss China's air defence identification zone with US Vice-President Joe Biden in Tokyo ... a government source. Chinese analysts say the US government's request that its civilian airlines comply with Beijing's air defence zone was a sign of Washington's flexibility over ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    More than half of Americans dissatisfied with Obama's China policy: research

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:35pm by Bryan Harris

    ... The figures come amid a period of heightened tension between the US and China following Beijing’s decision to create an Air Defence Identification Zone over large parts of the East China Sea. ...




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