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  1. Diaoyu mission 'carefully timed'

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing carefully planned a mission on Monday by two ships into contested territorial waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands to declare sovereignty, according to a mainland ... by Japanese media. The Diaoyu Islands, which lie roughly midway between Okinawa and Taiwan, have been under Japanese control since China's defeat in the 1895 Sino-Japanese war, but the mainland ...

  2. Taipei recalls envoy over Diaoyu incident

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has decided to recall its de facto ambassador to Japan to protest against the sinking of a Taiwanese boat by the Japanese coastguard near the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. 'The foreign ministry has decided to recall our representative stationed in Japan pending further instruction,' said Foreign Minister Francisco Ou ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ma sends support message to Diaoyu Islands activists Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has openly endorsed a local group that vowed to reclaim disputed maritime territory from Japan, ... for the Protection of the Tiaoyutai last week to celebrate its establishment, his office spokesman, Wang Yu-chih, said yesterday. The Diaoyu Islands are claimed by Japan, Taiwan and the mainland. Staff ...

  4. Beijing annoyed after Japanese and Taiwanese boats collide off Diaoyus

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing says a Japanese coastguard patrol vessel illegally entered an area including the disputed Diaoyu Islands when it collided with a Taiwanese fishing boat early ... with the Japanese coastguard's activities around the islands. 'We urge the Japanese government to stop illegal activities around the Diaoyu Islands to prevent such things from happening ...

  5. War over islands not ruled out, Taipei says

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has toughened its position on its territorial claim to the Diaoyu Islands, saying it would not rule out war with Japan to uphold its sovereignty. 'I ... by the Japanese coastguard near the Diaoyus. The island group is claimed by Taiwan, the mainland and Japan. The incident occurred before dawn on Tuesday when the boat with 13 anglers and three crewmen ...

  6. Blockade of NGO websites seen as pre-Olympics crackdown

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time.' Also shut down was the website of the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, which posted an article calling on the Chinese military to send warships to the disputed islands after a Taiwanese fishing boat was sunk by a Japanese coastguard vessel this month. Tong Zeng, chairman of the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said he understood the rationale ...

  7. Warning of protests for Japanese warship

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... are expected to take part in several friendship events in the city including a joint concert, Japanese media reported. But veteran war reparations activist Tong Zeng, who also leads a Diaoyu Islands ... of a Taiwanese [fishing] boat near our Diaoyu Islands is still fresh on the plate,' Mr Tong said. The sinking of the Taiwanese boat has prompted protests from activists on the mainland, Hong Kong ...

  8. Cross-strait energy ties high on agenda

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and gas fields near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, and even overseas. According to the report, the Chinese Petroleum Corporation, Taiwan, would open a representative office later in Beijing, ...

  9. Proof that China will no longer be bullied

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been left out in the cold, trying hard to explain away his frivolous decision. Closer to home, China has for the first time sent two coastal patrol frigates to the disputed Diaoyu Islands ... by meeting the Dalai Lama. It backfired. The Chinese have a long memory. And, when the time comes, they will return a blow. The Diaoyu Islands issue is a case in point. It has been outstanding ...

  10. Ma reacts to boat sinking after jibes by lawmakers

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan condemned Japan for sinking a Taiwanese boat near the Diaoyu Islands and was preparing to send armed vessels to safeguard Taiwanese rights in the disputed ... President Ma Ying-jeou said. While asserting Taiwan's long-time claim over the Diaoyu Islands and its determination to safeguard its territory, Mr Ma demanded that Japan immediately release ...




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