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  1. News - China

    Abe says Japan won’t 'tolerate' China's island challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Saturday that he would not “tolerate” any challenge to control over contested islands- after China’s growing ... in reference to recent tensions over the Diaoyu Islands, which are known as the Senkakus in Japan. Japan's recently elected prime minister made the comments at the Center for Strategic ...


    Japan lodges protest over Chinese patrol vessels near Diaoyu Islands

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

    ... entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Japan's coastguard said the three vessels entered waters around the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. It was the first time Chinese vessels had sailed within 12 nautical miles of the disputed islands since Tokyo alleged on February 5 that Chinese frigates had directed fire-control radar at a Japanese destroyer ...

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    DPP's Su Tseng-chang says just Taipei and Tokyo must solve islands row

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has said the territorial dispute between Taipei and Tokyo over a group of islands in the East China Sea should be resolved by themselves. DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang wrapped up a controversial visit to Japan on Thursday that included meetings with several Japanese political heavyweights, including Nobuo Kishi, a member ...

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    Japan arrests China fishing boat captain amid island row

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 05:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... territorial row between the two countries. The coral fishing boat with a crew of 13 was stopped by a coastguard patrol in waters some 46 kilometres northeast of Miyako island in the Okinawan chain, ... occurred amid a simmering dispute over the Tokyo-administered Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus. It came on the same day that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured ...

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    Japan PM vows to defend islands from China

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 02:23pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan’s prime minister has vowed to defend disputed remote islands from escalating threat from China. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Japan’s Self-Defence Forces on southern Japan on Saturday, saying the disputed islands in the East China Sea are under increasing threat. Abe said he will defend them “at all costs.” The uninhabited islands ...


    State media doubts Japan's sincerity to ease tension over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Japanese PM's comments have state media doubting Tokyo's sincerity about calming the watersin the row over the Diaoyu Islands Beijing has adopted a cautious approach towards ... The comment came after Abe said Japan had the right to decide whether to fly military planes over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, contradicting a proposal by his envoy, ...


    Japan plays down territorial dispute with China over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo To protect its business interests, Tokyo is trying hard not to inflame the situation with Beijing Row over Diaoyu Islands played down in Japan The notion ... survey of the disputed Diaoyu Islands- known as the Senkakus in Japan- little public attention is being paid to the dispute. Over the past five days, only one of the main Japanese newspapers ...


    Japan assigns two more patrol boats near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two more Japanese patrol boats for disputed islands Japan will deploy two more patrol ships to boost its defence of islands at the centre of a territorial row ... the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said yesterday. The 335-tonne patrol ship Kurose and the 3,100-tonne Chikuzen, ...

  9. News - China

    Clinton stands by Japan on China island row

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 08:36am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning to China not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands as Tokyo’s new government ... announced that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would visit in February. Amid signs that China is testing control over virtually uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, Clinton said the area was under ...

  10. News - China

    Japan scrambles fighters as PLA jets near disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese fighters scrambled over islands Japan scrambled fighter jets yesterday to head off several Chinese military planes near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, Japanese media said. The Chinese planes were spotted on Japanese military radar north of the islands, known in Japan as the Senkakus, the Fuji TV network and Kyodo news agency reported, quoting ...




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