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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang calls for peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in South China Sea

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:47pm by AGENCIES, Raissa Robles

    ... Agencies in Tokyo As tensions rise in South China Sea, president tells Japanese lawmakers to avoid the use of force in territorial disputes and calls for stronger ties Vietnam's Sang urges 'peaceful resolution' Vietnam's president yesterday warned against the use of force in territorial disputes as his nation and its neighbours lock horns with China over ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Outdated licensing law 'behind New Territories land disputes'

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'behind New Territories disputes' An archaic licensing system that governs at least 15,000 government sites across the city is in urgent need of review to avoid land disputes, observers say. ... government land licensing (GLL) policy, coupled with loose enforcement, have turned parts of the New Territories into lawless hotbeds of land abuses and adverse possession claims. Policy think tank ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Moscow rejects Beijing's offer to co-operate on separate territorial disputes with Tokyo

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Russia sees no need for Chinese involvement in its own territorial negotiations with Japan Moscow snubs Beijing offer to co-operate on disputes Russia has rejected a Chinese offer to co-operate on their separate territorial rows with Japan, a report said yesterday, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepared to meet Russian President Vladimir ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry to embark on Asian tour with eyes on China's ADIZ, territorial disputes

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:56am by Reuters

    ... territorial claims. The trip, which runs from Thursday to February 18, will be Kerry’s fifth visit to Asia since he became secretary of state just over a year ago, and comes before a planned visit ... zone China declared last year covering territory also claimed by South Korea and Japan, including uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. He is also expected to discuss concerns about North ...

  5. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Japan says China ships spotted close to disputed islands

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese coastguard sights ships from China in area around disputed islands as Tokyo conducts naval drills Four Chinese coastguard ships sailed into disputed waters off islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, Japanese officials said, as Tokyo continued a massive drill aimed at bolstering defence of the remote islands it claims as its territory ...


    Japan vows to defend territory after Chinese ships enter disputed waters

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan-China dispute over islands raises head again Japan's defence minister vowed yesterday to defend the country's territory as three Chinese ... country's territorial sea and land with the Self-Defence Forces co-operating with the Coast Guard." Chinese state-owned ships and aircraft have approached the disputed islands on and off ...

  7. Infographics - Disputed Territories

    China's territorial disputes: who owns what?

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:02pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Far from being a problem confined to the past, territorial disputes remain a thorny issue on parts of China's vast borders, threatening to overshadow relations with its neighbours. Here we examine some of the key disputes that still plague the frontiers of China. Click on the countries in the key for more information. ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan plans satellites to monitor foreign ships in territorial waters

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 03:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Satellites to monitor territorial 'intruders' Japan plans to launch satellites to monitor the world's oceans, a report said yesterday, ... the movements of foreign ships intruding into Japanese territorial waters, business daily Nikkei reported. They will also collect data for forecasting natural disasters such as tsunamis, it said. ...

  9. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangxi optimistic about trade with Asean despite tensions over territorial disputes

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:14am by Angela Meng

    ... largest trade partner for the past 13 consecutive years, and businesses remain optimistic about the relationship in spite of territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas between Beijing ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Officials say disputes with some Asean nations won't hurt region's economic ties with the bloc Guangxi upbeat over trade despite regional ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Build-up on remote Japanese atoll raises strategic questions

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... that it is designed to serve, is likely intended to help Japan argue for the extension of its exclusive economic zone a further 200 nautical miles into the Pacific. China is not disputing that the territory ... an international relations analyst with the Eurasia Group. "China is not disputing that the territory is Japanese so they don't really care what we do with it; they are making the point ...




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