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    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Annual forum in Singapore hears worries about miscalculations arising from tensions over maritime rivalries, as Tokyo vows co-operation The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia. Japan is seeking to create a National Security Council so it can ...

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    Beijing to survey disputed Diaoyus to 'safeguard maritime interests'

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

    ... of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea as part of attempts to safeguard maritime rights with the help of the military, while tensions with Tokyo continue to rise. The announcement, made ... surveying and mapping process is a fundamental step towards safeguarding the country's maritime interests," Li said. But Zhang Huifeng , a director of the National Administration ...

  3. First Sino-Japanese maritime talks end

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com China and Japan wrapped up their first high-level maritime talks in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, yesterday without announcing any breakthroughs. During two days of talks, 'the two sides exchanged views on co-operation over maritime issues' and the 'Chinese government expounded its stance on the Diaoyu Islands', the foreign ministry said ...

  4. New maritime clash threatens Sino-Japan ties

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a rift like last year's after a collision between Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku Islands. The Japanese coastguard ... activities near the disputed islands. Noda has also said Asian countries should work together to push China's military to obey rules, with reference to disputes in the South China Sea. ...

  5. News - China

    US urges calm in China, Japan dispute

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:40am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US is urging China and US ally Japan to “step back from the brink” in their territorial dispute and co-operate in the interests of the global economy. China has stepped up patrols near disputed East China Sea islands controlled by Japan, prompting a maritime confrontation this week but no use of force. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt ...


    Japan may allow jets to fire warning shots at Chinese aircraft

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tokyo considers authorising Japanese military aircraft to take action if China’s planes enter air space near disputed waters Japan jets may fire warning ... "air-defence identification zone", including the PLA Air Force's Y-8 multi-role cargo planes and other intelligence-gathering aircraft, had increased since Japan bought three of the disputed ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILLIPINES

    Philippines, Japan leaders hold talks over China disputes

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... disputes with regional rival China. The meeting comes as tensions have steadily risen between China and Japan, which accuses its growing neighbour of sending an increasing number of ships to exert ... spokesman Edwin Lacierda told reporters ahead of Abe’s arrival late Friday. Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said the territorial disputes will be discussed by the leaders. Japanese ...

  8. News - China

    China ships in disputed waters, says Japan coastguard

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Three Chinese government ships entered disputed waters on Friday, the Japanese coastguard said, as the two countries’ soured relationship grew more complex following North Korea’s nuclear test. Maritime surveillance vessels sailed near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus, around 8.30am, according to the coastguard. “Japan cannot accept ...

  9. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands dispute about resources not land

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a negative impact on other future maritime agreements - both nations have long-standing territorial disputes with other neighbours. Japan has border disputes not only with China, but also with Russia ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The dispute over the Diaoyus is about more than national pride - ownership of the rocky archipelago will give access to rich resources ...


    Beijing on back foot in radar row with Japan, analysts say

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com China seen as loser in escalation of tensions with Japan, as it is forced to devote energy to islands dispute while problems rage at home Beijing on back foot ... that Chinese navy ships had recently aimed weapon-control radar at a Japanese naval vessel and helicopter is not correct. The source of the maritime and airspace security concerns between China ...




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