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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Diaoyu Islands activist 'proudly' jailed for flag burning

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Political activist jailed for flag burning A political activist was jailed for nine months for desecrating the national and Hong Kong flags in protest at mainland human rights abuses. Koo Sze-yiu, 66, left court wearing a ...

  2. News - China

    'Diaoyu Islands war tax' hits Hebei businessman, report says

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:11pm by Staff Reporter

    ... A Hebei businessman was told by local tax officials that he owed "overhead levy" for an imminent "Diaoyu Islands war" with Japan. The tax adds to the economic burden ... the Diaoyu islands dispute, war was likely to break out and it would be the duty of businesspeople to “support the country”. Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo have intensified recently over ...

  3. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands dispute about resources not land

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... The treasured islands The disputes are all over the map. But the long-standing row between Beijing and Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands is not simply a question of geography and national pride, ... enough nickel for 100 years, and enough natural gas for 100 years, not to mention other mineral resources and plentiful fish. The Diaoyu Islands are situated to the west of the Okinawa Trough, ...

  4. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands protester Fang Xiaosong detained in Shenzhen

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Diaoyus protestor detained in Shenzhen The only mainlander to set foot on the disputed Diaoyu Islands during the protest sail from Hong Kong ... Fang's detention was related to his recent efforts to set up a South China branch of the China Federation for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, the Hong Kong-based organisation to assert China's ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China unlikely to use force in Diaoyu Islands, Japanese defence report says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JULIAN RYALL AND MINNIE CHAN

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Minnie Chan Despite sabre-rattling over islands, Beijing is eager for stability, Japanese report says China 'unlikely to use force' in Diaoyus dispute Beijing may be stepping up patrols by its navy and coastguard vessels in waters close to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, but there is little likelihood that it will use force to take control ...

  8. News - China

    Chinese ships re-enter waters near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... sailing near Uotsurijima, the main islet of the disputed chain called the Senkaku Islands in Japan and the Diaoyu Islands in China. Then two fisheries patrol boats cruised within 12 nautical miles ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Six Chinese government ships temporarily cruised in the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Friday, Japan’s coastguard said. Four ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    There's only one way to solve the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for calling the whole spat "silly". Well, if feelings of injustice over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands burn in the heart of any man or woman, Chinese or Japanese, he or she is a dupe. No one ... the dispute over the Diaoyu/ Senkaku islets in the East China Sea had simmered down, the Japanese defence ministry had to go and stir things up again. In its latest annual policy paper, published ...

  10. Topic: the Diaoyu-Senkaku islands dispute between China and Japan

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 01:49pm

    ... The Diaoyu Islands are a group of uninhabited islands located roughly due east of mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands. They are currently controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku Islands. Both China and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the islands.  ...




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