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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cool heads will prevail in maritime dispute

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cool heads willprevail in dispute History is littered with minor incidents that spiralled into devastating wars. The row between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands ... generations. A string of incidents claimed by either side since the decades-old dispute flared anew last September outwardly give a different impression. The decision by Japan's government to buy ...

  2. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Abe demands apology from Beijing as maritime dispute deepens

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Beijing rejects claims that Chinese frigates targeted a Japanese destroyer and helicopter with radar, and accuses Tokyo of 'stirring up crisis' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday demanded an apology from China after Beijing accused Tok ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Abe calls radar-locking incident on high seas 'regrettable and dangerous'

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... resolve their territorial dispute in the East China Sea over the Diaoyu Islands, called the Senkakus in Japan, regardless of Beijing's motives. Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said ... concern in Japan that the Chinese military is running wild and is not eager to resolve the dispute through peaceful dialogue. "This is an escalation of China's actions and designed ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing accuses Shinzo Abe of using tensions as pretext for changing military policy

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:29pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... there and solve the problem for us," she said. With tensions over maritime disputes between China and its neighbours continuing, discussions at the three-day forum are expected to be focused ... Kristine Kwok in Singapore kristine.kwok@scmp.com Chinese official says premier sees territorial dispute as way to amend Japan's security policy Abe accused of using sea tensions ...


    Beijing's island survey plan is a test for Shinzo Abe

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to carry out a thorough study of the disputed islands at an "appropriate time" and when "the survey team's physical safety can be assured". Three Chinese maritime ... "There is no need for China to carry out a measurement survey."   Japan is deploy the first two of its next-generation maritime surveillance aircraft before the end of this month. ...


    China ships in disputed Diaoyu waters as tension runs high

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese ships were spotted on Sunday in disputed East China Sea waters, Japanese officials said, as Tokyo considered disclosing video footage and pictures as evidence of a Chinese frigate’s alleged radar-lock incident. For the first time after Tokyo made the allegation last week, China sent maritime surveillance vessels near ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe makes energy deals in Mexico on Latin American tour

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... growing interest in the region the United States considers its "back yard". The back-to-back Chinese and Japanese visits come at a moment when territorial disputes between the Asian ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe seeks 'frank discussion' with China and South Korea

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 12:18pm by Teddy Ng and AFP

    ... and the three nations are also embroiled in maritime territorial disputes. "We should hold a summit meeting and have a frank discussion," Abe told Japanese broadcaster NHK yesterday. Foreign ... as a symbol of Japan's wartime aggression in Asia. The US and the EU also criticised Abe's visit. Abe said a summit was all the more necessary because of the maritime territorial disputes ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida urges dialogue with China to ease tensions

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:42pm by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Tokyo xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Fumio Kishida urges talks on maritime defence to reduce risk of an increase in territorial tensions Japanese minister appeals for dialogue China and Japan should resume talks on establishing a maritime defence communication mechanism and other practical issues, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told the South China ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wrong to roll back pacifist constitution

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... overseas interests, broaden military cooperation with top ally, the US, and, most worryingly, be able to be more militarily assertive in defending islands disputed by China and South Korea. The US ...




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