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  1. News - China

    Beijing cuts access to documents 'that support Japan's claim to Diaoyus'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo 'Access cut to Diaoyus archive' Japan's Jiji Press news agency says the Chinese Foreign Ministry has been "strictly limiting" access to its ... the 10-page document was a draft outline on territorial disputes to be used as the basis of a peace treaty with Japan that was produced by the Chinese government in May 1950. Throughout the document, ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing to survey disputed Diaoyus to 'safeguard maritime interests'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... while tensions with Tokyo continue to rise. The announcement, made by the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, came as China warned that any attempts by Japan to "encircle" China were doomed to fail. The survey of the island chain, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands, is part of a programme to map China's territorial islands and reefs, Xinhua reported ...

  3. News - Asia

    Japan, N Korea in Beijing for landmark talks

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 10:27am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing North Korea and Japan this week hold their first direct talks in four years with attention focused on whether they can  show progress in overcoming ... geographically convenient venue of China’s capital. For Japan, North Korea’s past abductions of its citizens, sabre-rattling  ballistic missile tests over Japanese territory and underground nuclear  ...

  4. New maritime clash threatens Sino-Japan ties

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese consulate in Nagasaki, Japan, is negotiating with Japanese authorities after their country's coastguard arrested a Chinese skipper off its southwestern coast. The incident could cast shadows over a series of bilateral exchanges between China and Japan in the next two months. However, analysts said it would not lead ...

  5. Japan coastguard seizes Chinese trawler captains

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the largest of Japan's islands, without authorisation. The arrests came after Beijing and Tokyo recently criticised each other's military build-up for threatening security in the region. The Kyodo News Agency yesterday named the captains as Wang Fugui, 26, and Zheng Wenwu, 35. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the coastguard received a report that two trawlers bearing ...

  6. Japan must find voice to match its clout

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan's new prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, and his centre-left Democratic Party represent change. That was their election campaign pledge; it was why voters last month ended more ... and vehicle makers have high profiles. Diplomatically, politically and militarily, though, Japan is barely visible. Hatoyama has made the right noises on some issues. He has pledged Japan will take ...

  7. Deal nearer over cleanup of Japan's wartime weaponry

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai China and Japan are moving closer to agreement over a massive cleanup of chemical weapons left behind by Japanese forces after the second world war, long ... Disposal would take up to a decade for the worst- affected areas in the northeast and four years for other sites. Beijing claims Japan abandoned 2 million tonnes of chemical weapons at 40 sites ...

  8. Anti-Japan boo-boys cause for concern

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... at the Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium, it belied what had happened for 90 minutes before. Japan, trying desperately to get into the knockout phase of the women's World Cup, had to endure not only ... spared the worst. Japan's male footballers were not so lucky three years ago. The 2004 Asian Cup final was played out to the backdrop of smouldering hatred by Chinese fans right from ...

  9. Beijing warned of property crash like Japan's

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in Japan because Beijing has not gone far enough in reining in the overheated market, a top central government think-tank has warned. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences urged the central ... to the Japan of the 1990s. 'People in China are pinning too much hope on the property market because of the optimism about the benefits the upcoming Olympics in Beijing will bring ...

  10. Septuagenarian sees big potential in capsule homes

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... so-called capsule accommodation. Huang was inspired to offer his capsule rooms on the mainland after watching a television show featuring capsule hotels in Japan- or hotels offering rooms ...




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