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  1. Diaoyus activists set up global alliance, vow 2,000 will sail for disputed islands

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A global alliance of activists fighting for the return of the disputed Diaoyu Islands to China was formed yesterday. The activists vowed to organise a trip of up to 2,000 people ... voyage was in September. Hong Kong police towed the ship back. Huang Hsi-lin, Taiwanese representative for the World Chinese Alliance for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said it sought to undo ...

  2. Wen to attend summit in Japan amid caution on islands dispute

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the China-Japan-Korea summit in Japan in May, according to Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who emphasises that the Diaoyu Islands issue remains 'highly sensitive' and must be carefully handled. 'We have repeatedly demanded that Japan take concrete steps to prevent future incidents like the one that happened last year, in order ...

  3. China charts course to project marine power

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over resource-rich areas including the Spratly (Nansha) and Paracel islands in the South China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands, or Senkakus, in the East China Sea. Analysts said Liu's bold ... over the past year to accelerate the building of a modern blue water navy following the diplomatic row over the Diaoyu Islands last year. China has nine helicopters and more than 260 ships, ...

  4. Japan says air defence flights doubled

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... violated Japanese airspace during the 12-month period but Chinese military planes had come close to Japanese airspace over the Diaoyu Islands for the first time on March 2. Japanese jets were scrambled after Chinese aircraft were spotted flying over the East China Sea towards the Ryukyu Islands and approaching an area about 50 kilometres from Japanese airspace, it said. Chinese planes ...

  5. New maritime clash threatens Sino-Japan ties

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a rift like last year's after a collision between Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku Islands. The Japanese coastguard said they arrested a Chinese captain named Zhang Tianxiong on Sunday morning off Japan's Goto Islands in the East China Sea and charged him with refusing an inspection and fleeing. ...

  6. Japan warned about 'illegal' interference

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China yesterday accused Japan of interfering with the normal aviation activities of Chinese military aircraft near the disputed Diaoyu Islands ... accidents and disasters.' The Diaoyu Islands have long been a source of tension. On Monday the foreign ministry lodged a formal complaint after 10 Japanese fishing boats were found operating ...

  7. Paracels row 'needs to be settled'

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... its occupation of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea while pushing for talks with Seoul over islands further north that are occupied by South Korea. 'The situation has reached ... Paracel Islands. A settlement could help ease 'dangerous' tensions in the South China Sea and promote similar deals with other claimants, he said. Professor Jerome Cohen, director ...

  8. Japan coastguard seizes Chinese trawler captains

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sino-Japanese ties were severely tested last year when the captain of a Chinese fishing trawler was arrested by the Japanese coastguard in the disputed Diaoyu islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus. ... the largest of Japan's islands, without authorisation. The arrests came after Beijing and Tokyo recently criticised each other's military build-up for threatening security in the region. ...

  9. Politics of goodwill

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the disputed Diaoyu-Senkaku islands. The hotline conversation between Premier Wen Jiabao and his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan and the dispatch of a team of Chinese rescuers may have been ... its southern islands. Such military shifts move beyond mere electoral politics and play out over decades. But, while a bold new era may still be some way off, there is at least a foundation ...

  10. Japanese minister on trip to Beijing

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... developments in the South China Sea and their implications for territorial disputes such as those involving the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku. 'For Japan to clarify the content ... arrived off the Diaoyu Islands at about 6am yesterday, Kyodo reported. It was the 10th time a Chinese patrol vessel had entered the disputed waters since September. Also, the fishing association ...




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