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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama reassures Japan over Diaoyu Islands, but warns against provoking China

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 11:11pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that China calls the Diaoyus and Japan the Senkakus- but he also called on Beijing and Tokyo to resolve any disputes peacefully. "And let me reiterate that our treaty commitment to Japan's security is absolute, and Article 5 covers all territories under Japan's administration, including the Senkaku Islands," he said after a summit ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan scrambles jets against Chinese planes in East China Sea

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ..., but which China calls the Diaoyu Islands. Chinese government ships and planes have been seen off the disputed islands numerous times since Japan nationalised them in September 2012, sometimes within ... gathering plane and two H-6 bombers flew over the East China Sea, travelling in international airspace between southern Japanese islands and went to the Pacific Ocean before returning towards China ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Hopes fade for Sino-Japan summit over disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... said communications and even cultural exchanges have been affected by an East China Sea dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. "The atmosphere facing bilateral ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Top-level talks to resolve territorial dispute over East China Sea islands 'unlikely' says Beijing envoy, as relations with Japan reach ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    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 ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping to consider summit with Japan over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... as the Senkakus in Japan, intensified in September, when Japan announced it was buying three of the uninhabited islands. "Your visit to China comes when Sino-Japanese relations face an unusual ... not want Japan to send government vessels and military planes to the islands or engage in tough rhetoric. Beijing does not want to talk when Tokyo sticks to its old, tough approach." Xi ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    United States urges China and Japan to ease tensions in island dispute

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 05:50pm by Teddy Ng, WU NAN

    ... assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, came just after the Chinese military told Washington not to support Japan over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus ... of the islands in recent months, raising fears of conflict, one that could perhaps be sparked by an accident. Russel said that while the US did not take sides on sovereignty issues, ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Yoshihiko Noda to meet Hu Jintao amid Diaoyu Islands tensions

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Noda urges calm and trust over Diaoyu Islands; Hillary Clinton also to attend the Apec summit Japanese PM to meet Hu, as sides aim to ease tension ... over last month's dust-up over the Diaoyu Islands. The announcement by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura in Tokyo came as Noda urged both sides to remain calm and continue ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Hu warns Japan over planned purchase of Diaoyu islands

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a grim situation over the Diaoyu Islands." Hu said China was strongly opposed to any attempt by Japan to buy the disputed isles because it was "illegal and invalid". "The ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Surprise 15-minute talk between president and PM Noda as Japan moves to buy disputed isles Hu warns on Diaoyu purchase President Hu Jintao ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing ready to talk to Tokyo about Diaoyus, says Wang Yi

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 11:52am by Zhang Hong

    ... diplomat. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his remarks about the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus, in Washington on Friday. Wang blamed Japan, which bought the islands from a private ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com We can sort out a way to deal with the situation if Tokyo first admits there is an ownership dispute over the islands, says foreign minister Beijing ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China rules out talks with Japan on disputed Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:18pm

    ... it was unlikely that a Chinese state leader would meet Abe if Japan did not address Beijing's concerns over Tokyo's nationalising of the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan refers to as the Senkakus. ... Agencies in Beijing and Tokyo Beijing rules out talks on disputed islands China sees no reason to hold talks with Japan over their dispute about ownership of a group of uninhabited islands ...




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