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  1. News - China

    Okinawa doesn't belong to Japan, says hawkish PLA general

    Posted May 15th 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A hawkish Chinese general has possibly opened a Pandora's box on territorial disputes in East Asia by saying that the Ryukyu Islands including Okinawa do not belong to Japan. Luo Yuan, a People's Liberation Army two-star general, ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and Japan to hold talks over North Korean nuclear test

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... to launch bilateral measures to exert pressure on Pyongyang. Chinese state media reports about PLA drills during the Lunar New Year holiday emphasised the tensions between Beijing and Tokyo. China ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Japan accuses Beijing of sending surveillance vessels to Diaoyus

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

    ... hesitation," the PLA Daily quoted Mao Guojie, a commander, as saying. "As a navy soldier, I can sacrifice my blood and life to protect the waters of the nation." Tokyo has stepped up military ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

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

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

    ... to Beijing's deliberate provocation" in waters near the Diaoyus, following reports that PLA frigates aimed weapons-targeting radar at a Japanese destroyer and a helicopter last month, CNA ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Lack of trust clouds strategies of China, Japan and the US in East Asia

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... world and wait for the internal weakness of the Soviet system to undo itself. Pan Zhenqiang , a retired PLA major general, said in order to revive the old alliance system, Washington needed ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing to survey disputed Diaoyus to 'safeguard maritime interests'

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

    ... Hatoyama - who has called for improved ties - arrived in Beijing for a private visit at the invitation of a government-linked institute. Beijing to mapislands with help of P.L.A. ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... PLA troops 'preparing for war' The PLA aims to beef up its troops' combat readiness and prepare for actual war situations through exercises this year, according to the latest ... combat basis," according to yesterday's People's Liberation Army Daily , which referred to a training blueprint issued by the PLA's Department of the General Staff ...

  8. 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 mi ...


    Japan may allow jets to fire warning shots at Chinese aircraft

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

    ... "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 ... a Japanese defence ministry official as saying. Professor Liu Jiangyong, an international relations expert at Tsinghua University, said the warning shots would not worry the PLA. "Chinese ...

  10. News - China

    Diaoyu Islands dispute about resources not land

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

    ... strategic interests," said Luo, a retired PLA general known for his hawkish view on territorial disputes. Neither side appears willing to show weakness as any perceived concessions could have ...




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