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  1. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships advance in waters near Diaoyus defying Japan’s white paper warning

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan notes peculiar timing of the ships' approach, coming after Tokyo published defence paper and during naval drills Chinese coastguard ships sailed ... the Japanese coastguard said. The ships entered the area around 10am local time and left about two hours later, it said. Japan and China's coastguard, despite current tensions, are taking part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567585/defying-japans-warning-chinese-ships-advance-waters-near-diaoyus
  2. News - China Insider - DIAOYU DISPUTE

    Japan’s armed forces prepare for handling prisoners of war in potential conflict: report

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:07pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... in a territorial dispute in the East China Sea. Japan’s Ministry of Defence has asked the nation’s land, air and navy forces to prepare for the incarceration- or the joint retrieval, housing and putting ... confrontation in "Japan’s southwestern region, where many islands are spread over a considerable distance". There, the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, are claimed both by China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536737/japans-armed-forces-prepare-chinese-prisoners-war-report
  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

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

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

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com President reassures Tokyo that US would come to its aid, but warns against provoking China Obama treads carefully in Japan US President Barack Obama yesterday treaded a diplomatic fine line as he reassured Japan that the US would come to its defence over territorial disputes with China, while also calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1496261/obama-reassures-japan-over-islands-warns-against-provoking-china
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466961/chinese-scholars-fight-facts-against-japan-over-diaoyus-claims-school
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463201/retired-pla-chief-says-china-capable-defending-itself-against-japan-war
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... With Japan having already decided to boost the role of its military, the government of Shinzo Abe is now expected to demand more specific guarantees of US military support in protection of what Tokyo calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact. Japan and the US have started the process of rewriting their guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444327/japan-scrambles-jets-against-chinese-planes-east-china-sea
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1414876/china-ships-sail-near-disputed-diaoyus-after-abes-first-world-war
  9. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404213/japan-vows-defend-territory-after-chinese-ships-enter-disputed-waters
  10. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1395717/chinese-balloonist-rescued-japan-after-failed-flight-disputed-islands

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