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  1. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Japan accuses Beijing of sending surveillance vessels to Diaoyus

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

    ... Four Chinese ships seen by Japan's coastguard in disputed waters on Sunday for first time since last week's fire-control radar incident Beijing sent maritime surveillance vessels ... coastguard said four Chinese maritime surveillance ships had been spotted on Sunday in waters around the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. It was the first time that Chinese ...

  2. Stiffer security checks for visitors to Japan

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Visitors to Japan, one of Hong Kong's most popular travel destinations, will be photographed and have their fingerprints taken at immigration checkpoints from late November as part of enhanced security measures to tackle terrorism. Tho ...

  3. News - China

    Japan PM vows to defend islands from China

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

    ... sent surveillance ships regularly to waters near the islands, and aircraft from the two sides have trailed each other, raising the risk of missteps that could trigger a clash. Japan has ...

  4. News - China

    Chinese ships head to waters around Diaoyus

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control. The surveillance vessels entered waters around the islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China shortly after 8am, ... criticised the US position and the sending of maritime surveillance ships to the potentially gas-rich area is seen by experts as a way to contest the notion that Japan holds effective control. ...


    Japan protests after Chinese ships enter Diaoyu waters again

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, AGENCIES

    ... surveillance vessels moved into waters near Minamikojima, known as Nan Xiaodao in China, early yesterday morning. It is one of the five main islets of the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Another Chinese maritime surveillance vessel entered Japan's territorial waters an hour later, the coastguard said. The four vessels remained for more than seven hours before moving ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    We hope for early thaw in frosty ties, says Japan's envoy to China

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... a warm spring, and I hope this can come as soon as possible." Both nations stepped up patrols around the islands in the past month. On Tuesday, Beijing sent eight maritime surveillance ...

  7. 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 ...


    Japan lodges protest over Chinese patrol vessels near Diaoyu Islands

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

    ... Complaint to embassy in Tokyo after coastguard reports three vessels entered disputed waters Japan lodged an official protest yesterday after three Chinese maritime surveillance vessels 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 ...

  9. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Beijing visit by Japanese envoy gives chance to repair ties

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday for talks aimed at mending strained ties, a day after a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel patrolled within one kilometre of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Tensions over ... yesterday that Taipei would not co-operate with Beijing on the issue. Japan's coastguard said three Chinese maritime surveillance vessels were in Japan's territorial sea off the disputed ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Signs of thaw appear in Sino-Japan relations ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... and to Japan as the Senkakus. The tensions have fuelled fears of a military confrontation between the countries. Most recently, Japan's coastguard reported that three Chinese surveillance vessels ...




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