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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Vladimir Putin visits Nicaragua as part of Latin American swing

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AFP

    ... Raul Castro witnessed the signing of a dozen bilateral agreements, including for oil exploration off the island's coast, creating an international airline hub in Cuba and supplying ... with the Caribbean island, whose economy has been saddled with a US embargo since 1962 and is growing less than the government expected, despite recent free-market reforms. Ahead of the visit, Russia wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552864/vladimir-putin-visits-nicaragua-part-latin-american-swing
  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Fury as Chinese paper publishes Japan map with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo are high due to a series of issues ranging from a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea to recent moves by Tokyo to reinterpret its pacifist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549658/japans-foreign-chief-fumes-over-chinese-map-showing-bombed-hiroshima
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... territorial disputes with Seoul over the Dokdo or Takeshima islands, and with Beijing over the Diaoyu or Senkaku islands. State-run China Youth Daily ran an advertisement designed by a Korean academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547063/xi-jinping-seoul-speech-denounces-japan-wartime-suffering-it-inflicted
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing envoy urges positive ties with Manila despite South China Sea tensions

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 06:42pm by AP

    ... claims most of its waters, including some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, as an integral part of China. Relations between China and Japan have also been strained by disputed islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545035/philippines-investing-more-china-beijing-envoy-touts-economic-ties-manila
  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US$20m China aircraft gift has unintended repercussions on Tonga

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nuku'alofa Gift to Pacific island nation has unintended consequences as tourism slumps and New Zealand, a key supporter, is seriously upset China aircraft a big ... to the outer islands down by a third since last year. That is because the gift last year caused a rival New Zealand airline, that brought many of its nation's visitors to Tonga, to pack up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540456/us20m-china-aircraft-gift-has-unintended-repercussions-tonga
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang urges peaceful development of seas, says conflict leads to 'disaster'

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... interests," said Yang, who outranks the foreign minister. Xinhua, in a report late on Friday, accused Vietnam of encouraging trawlers to fish in disputed waters around the Paracel Islands- which China calls the Xisha Islands and Vietnam the Hoang Sa Islands- by using financial incentives. "Vietnamese seized by Chinese law-enforcement authorities for illegal fishing confessed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537561/li-keqiang-urges-peaceful-development-seas-says-conflict-leads-disaster
  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Philippine President Aquino supports Abe's plan to expand Japan's military

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:16pm by AFP

    ... from Tokyo-administered islands that it claims as its own. It has also become a refrain among other countries in the region who are feeling the heat from China's more aggressive assertions ... at China's growing military and civilian presence on islands and in waters within what it considers its exclusive economic zone. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539613/japan-and-philippines-say-rule-law-should-be-used-settle-territorial
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Taiwan’s first lady postpones rare Japan visit over diplomatic row

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s first lady has postponed a rare visit to Japan after a diplomatic row over the wording of posters promoting the island’s exhibition in Tokyo ... mostly came from Beijing’s Forbidden City. They were brought to the island by Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, when he fled to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the communists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538308/taiwans-first-lady-postpones-rare-japan-visit-over-diplomatic-row
  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

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

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

    ... the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that China calls the Diaoyus and Japan the Senkakus- but he also called on Beijing and Tokyo to resolve any disputes peacefully. "And let me reiterate that our treaty commitment to Japan's security is absolute, and Article 5 covers all territories under Japan's administration, including the Senkaku Islands," he said after a summit ...

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

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi tells Vietnam to stop 'hyping up' oil rig tensions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... and properly handle the aftermath of anti-China riots last month. The oil platform is about 32km from the China-controlled Paracel Islands, which Vietnam also claims, and 278km from the Vietnam coast. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535514/china-vietnam-both-seek-ease-tensions-south-china-sea

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