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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Call by mainland academics comes after push in Japan for textbooks to show Tokyo owns islands Schools 'should teach China found Diaoyus' Mainland ... of Japan. Chinese scholars said literary evidence from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) showed Chinese officials took a trip to the Diaoyus in 1808- 76 years earlier than when Japan claimed ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 06:21pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Retired PLA general says China is ready and rejects claims of Japanese combat superiority, although some analysts are not convinced Conflict with Japan 'ever more likely' A retired People's Liberation Army senior officer says a war with Japan over territorial disputes is becoming increasingly likely and that China is more than capable ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan scrambles jets against Chinese planes in East China Sea

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan scrambled military jets on Sunday to counter three Chinese military planes that flew near Japanese airspace, defence officials said. One Y-8 information ... declining to release more details about the incident. Japan and China are locked in a bitter territorial row over islands in the East China Sea administered by Japan as the Senkaku Islands, ...

  4. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    China ships sail near disputed Diaoyus after Abe’s first world war comparison: Japan coastguard

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands on Monday, days after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused an international stir by comparing Sino-Japanese relations with the run-up to the first world war. Around 9am, Chinese coastguard vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters of one of the Diaoyus, which Japan ...


    Japan vows to defend territory after Chinese ships enter disputed waters

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan-China dispute over islands raises head again Japan's defence minister vowed yesterday to defend the country's territory as three Chinese ... territorial waters at about 8.30am off one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, Japan's coastguard said. They left less than two hours later. "We can never ...


    Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Vanessa Piao

    ... instead of his own countrymen. Tension over the Diaoyu islands, which are called the Senkakus in Japan, escalated in November after Beijing announced an air-defence identification zone covering ...

  7. News - China - SOVEREIGNTY

    China's behaviour over Diaoyus similar to Russian annexation of Crimea, says senior Japanese official

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:01am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... in Crimea' China's attempts to snatch the Diaoyu Islands away from Japan are similar to Russia's behaviour in seizing Crimea, a senior Japanese government official told the South China ... Beijing and Tokyo over the sovereignty of the East China Sea islands, known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, since late 2012 when the Japanese government bought them from their private owner. ...


    Beijing accuses Japan PM Shinzo Abe of 'malicious slander'

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 03:22pm by Reuters

    ... which has triggered protests from Japan, South Korea and the United States. "We express strong dissatisfaction with Japan's leader using an international occasion to maliciously slander China," Hong said in a statement on the ministry website. "The Diaoyus are an inherent territory of China. Japan's seizure and occupation of the islands are illegal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must remember the spirit of their 1978 peace treaty

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 07:14pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo says China and Japan must ease dangerous tension over the Diaoyus by recalling their peace treaty pledge to put aside issues of sovereignty to co-operate for mutual benefit Hand of friendship The continuous escalation of tensions between China and Japan over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands is worrying. While Japan took an unprecedented step ...

  10. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    US backs Japan as tensions soar on Beijing's air defence zone over East China Sea

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 10:12am by KRISTINE KWOK, AGENCIES

    ... "was a profoundly dangerous act that may cause unintended consequences". He added: "Japan will ask China to restrain itself while we continue co-operating with the international community." China and Japan each summoned the other's ambassador, while South Korea also waded into the row. And he United States joined ally Japan in vowing not to recognise China’s declaration ...




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