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    Taiwan's leader ramps up island's claim to disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ma Ying-jeou is planning a symbolic aerial inspection of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Presidential Office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi confirmed yesterday that Ma would fly ... has taken in the thorny Diaoyus dispute since he became president in May 2008. Opposition politicians have mocked Ma, saying he should land on one of the Diaoyu Islands. A once strong critic ...

  2. Taiwan tycoon quips he will buy Diaoyu islands

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... consider purchasing the Diaoyu Islands, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands, to resolve the ongoing sovereignty dispute among Taiwan, the mainland and Japan. 'I am willing to buy the Diaoyu ... the islands' resources. Steve Shia, deputy spokesman of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed yesterday that Taiwan owned Diaoyu, and it would not be sold to anyone. Gou could ...

  3. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Beijing visit by Japanese envoy gives chance to repair ties

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Japanese diplomat arrives in Beijing for talks likely to touch on Diaoyu Islands as Taiwan rules out cross-strait co-operation in dispute A senior Japanese diplomat arrived in Beijing ... the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, remain high, with vessels from the mainland, Taiwan and Japan all sailing in waters around them. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said ...

  4. News - China

    Taiwan tests 'carrier killer' missile, newspaper report says

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Lawrence Chung

    ... Keelung Harbour in northern Taiwan - can strike any target within a 200-kilometre radius, including the disputed Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands. The missile could also reach as far as the coastal ... the island's president in 2008. Ma was re-elected in January for a second and final four-year term. ...


    Taiwan, Japan begin talks on commission to regulate Diaoyus fishery

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... on fishing rights around the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, signed on April 10 by Taiwan and Japan, Taiwanese foreign ministry officials said. "Negotiators from the two ... said. Ministry officials said the commission would deal with the rights of Taiwan and Japan in their overlapping territorial claims in the East China Sea, mainly around the Diaoyu Islands, which ...

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    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...


    We vow not to give in even an inch, Taiwanese president Ma tells Japan

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... decision this week to buy three of the five uninhibited Diaoyu Islands. The move came just two days after Beijing dispatched two marine surveillance ships in its own show of force near the disputed ... two Taiwanese Coast Guard Administration vessels - the 500-tonne Lienchiang and the 600-tonne Hualien - sailed for a point 25 nautical miles west of the Diaoyu Islands. They were trailed ...

  8. Chen Shui-bian uses island visit to repeat claim to Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian reiterated Taipei's claim to the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday during a visit to a small island north of Taiwan in yet another high-profile bid to shore up his leadership. 'There is no doubt the Diaoyu Islands belong to Taiwan and we have never wavered or shifted our stance on this,' Mr Chen said during ...

  9. News - China

    Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for disputed Diaoyus in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suao, Taiwan Flotilla comprising 78 vessels plans to enter Japan's territorial zone around disputed isles Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Diaoyu Islands ... over the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands - known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan - that lie 200 kilometres from Taiwan and 400 kilometres from the Okinawan capital Naha. The islands, which ...

  10. News - China - DIAOYUS DISPUTE

    Taipei welcomes Japanese statement on territorial dispute

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... mission in Taipei on Friday, calling for calm over "pending issues" between the two sides, although he stopped short of mentioning the disputed Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands by name. ... the Japan Coast Guard reported that eight mainland patrol boats were seen yesterday in what Tokyo considers its territorial waters near the islands, Kyodo News said. ...




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