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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US military advised against troops visiting Japan's war-linked shrine

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:41am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo US military leaders in Japan advised against a planned visit by some of their troops to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo in early April, before US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Japanese capital, apparently out of consideration to South Korea and China, a US military source said on Saturday. US Forces Japan headquarters warned against the visit ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US agree to be more open about their military activities

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China and US agree to be more open about their respective activities Joint pledge to ease military tensions China and the United States have pledged to keep each other better informed of their major military activities and launch consultation on rules of behaviour in military and maritime affairs as they seek to contain conflicts. State ...


    US cuts more Thailand aid in response to military coup

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:20am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States said on Tuesday it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional ... ally, State Department official Scot Marciel said in testimony to Congress. The United States swiftly rebuked Thailand’s military after it defied warnings not to intervene in the political ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

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

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

    ... to the attainment of our shared goals of peace, stability and mutual prosperity," he said. Abe's push to increase his country's military options to allow its well-equipped armed forces ... at China's growing military and civilian presence on islands and in waters within what it considers its exclusive economic zone. ...

  5. 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

    ... 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 to beef up military A senior Chinese official yesterday accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of exploiting the territorial dispute in the East China Sea to amend the country's security ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Teddy Ng

    ... to the government," Zhang said. Vietnam is of more concern to China in Southeast Asia because its military is more advanced and it controls more islands in the South China Sea than the Philippines, said ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, China foreign ministers discuss how to improve soured relations

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:44am by Keira Lu Huang, KYODO, Reuters

    ... accusing the other of flying military aircraft too close to its own jets in a long-running territorial dispute over islets in the East China Sea. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Foes China and Japan finally headed for talks during Asean: sources

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:52pm by AP, AFP

    ... military brothels during the second world war. Japan has long maintained that all issues relating to the colonial period were settled under a 1965 bilateral treaty that normalised diplomatic ties ... with its two main military allies in the region barely on speaking terms. The Asean is composed of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Indonesian military snubs Singapore Airshow over ship naming row

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Indonesia snubs Singapore Airshow over ship row Senior Indonesian military leaders have decided not to attend the Singapore Airshow, Singapore's Ministry of Defence said yesterday, after the eruption of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the naming of a Indonesian naval ship. Singapore's government has been angered by Jakarta's ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan boosts military ties with India as it seeks to counter China

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:13pm by BLOOM, AFP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo and New Delhi Tokyo boosts military ties with New Delhi amid escalation in tensions with Beijing following PM Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni war shrine Japan seeks friends amid China disputes Japan yesterday pressed ahead with a two-pronged effort to counter China, forging closer military ties with India as Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida set off to court ...




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