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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

    ... into waters off Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, officials said, after Tokyo's annual defence paper warned of China's "dangerous acts" near the disputed archipelago. Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567585/defying-japans-warning-chinese-ships-advance-waters-near-diaoyus
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese government seeks specific guarantees over protection for remote islands- thought to be the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyus chain Tokyo presses U.S. over islands ... 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
  3. 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

    ... 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 ... recent confrontations, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denied a Chinese claim last week that Japanese aircraft came dangerously close to a Chinese air patrol near the island chain. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536737/japans-armed-forces-prepare-chinese-prisoners-war-report
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Beijing angered by Obama's stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:36am by Teddy Ng, AFP AND REUTERS

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com President says US opposes any attempts to undermine Tokyo's control of disputed islands US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty. He is the first US president to spell this out. He gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494942/obama-says-disputed-islands-within-scope-us-japan-security-treaty
  6. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama visit to Tokyo

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, two days after US President Barack Obama declared his support for Japan. The vessels entered 22 kilometres into Japan’s territorial waters off one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497674/chinese-ships-return-disputed-waters-after-obama-visit-tokyo
  7. 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 academics say China discovered the disputed Diaoyu Islands and suggest this should be taught in schools, days after Tokyo promised to teach in its education textbooks that the chain is part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466961/chinese-scholars-fight-facts-against-japan-over-diaoyus-claims-school
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456523/chinas-behaviour-over-diaoyus-similar-russian-annexation-crimea-says
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese schoolchildren to learn disputed islands belong to Tokyo

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Government's move to revise textbooks angers South Korea, which warns of 'countermeasures' Children to learn disputed islands belong to Tokyo Japanese education chiefs will instruct schools to teach children that islands at the centre of disputes with China and South Korea belong unequivocally to Tokyo, the government said yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1415795/japanese-schoolchildren-learn-disputed-islands-belong-tokyo
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan scrambles jets against Chinese planes in East China Sea

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

    ... gathering plane and two H-6 bombers flew over the East China Sea, travelling in international airspace between southern Japanese islands and went to the Pacific Ocean before returning towards China ... 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

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