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Diaoyu Islands

The Diaoyu Islands are a group of uninhabited islands located roughly due east of mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands. They are currently controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku Islands. Both China and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the islands. 

Japan PM issues warning to Beijing over Diaoyu Islands

Abe's warning came after China sent eight surveillance vessels within 12 nautical miles of the islands - the most in a single day since Japan bought three of the islands in September.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Anniversary voyage near Diaoyus not all it seems

Two People's Liberation Army Navy ships patrolled waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday - the 118th anniversary of China's ceding of the chain to Japan.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Beijing lays out security priorities in defence white paper

The Ministry of National Defence document pledged to build a strong military "commensurate with China's international standing, and to meet the needs of its security and development interests".

17 Apr 2013 - 12:18pm

Videographic: A guide to the South China Sea islands dispute

Just why are China, Japan and Taiwan squabbling over three uninhabited islands? See our videographic for the story behind the South China Sea dispute. 

12 Apr 2013 - 1:11pm

From Anhui restroom to Osaka street - Sino-Japanese hatred shows no end

A self-claimed “patriotic” man in China’s central  Anhui province has picked a public place to vent his personal anger against the Japanese - the restroom of his restaurant.

12 Apr 2013 - 12:42pm 2 comments

Asean, China to meet on maritime code of conduct

Foreign ministers from Asean and China will hold a special meeting to hasten progress on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Thursday.

12 Apr 2013 - 12:36pm

Politics rears head in HKDSE exam

Candidates faced a political challenge in the latest liberal studies exams, when they were asked to give their views on the impact of filibuster campaigns in the Legislative Council and the reasons for Hongkongers to fight for democracy in China.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:47am 2 comments

Taiwan would 'expel' mainland trawlers under Japan fishing deal

Taiwan's fishery authorities say they would kick out mainland trawlers caught in areas covered under a new Taipei-Tokyo fishing-rights accord reached on Wednesday.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:15am 48 comments

Nissan says China sales to recover in three months despite island dispute

Nissan Motor, the Japanese carmaker that sells the most cars in China, expects sales in the world's largest car market to rebound within three months, as demand for Japanese-branded vehicles recovers.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

Letters to the Editor, April 5, 2013

It is of great concern to note Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting's Occupy Central proposal, which advocates civil disobedience in case Beijing does not agree with the whims or insecurity of some political parties in Hong Kong.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments

Japan must give back islands

I refer to your editorial ("The world looks at Sino-US talks", March 21).

You mentioned that US President Barack Obama will meet the newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping possibly in September.

2 Apr 2013 - 5:59am 7 comments

Scholar calls reaction of South Korea and China to Japanese textbooks childish

A Japanese scholar has branded as "childish" the reactions in South Korea and China to new school textbooks that describe disputed islands as Japanese territory. Japan's Education Ministry on Tuesday approved a range of new textbooks for the school year that starts in April next year, with two geography books and six covering politics and economics stating that the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands and the Takeshima islands, which South Korea calls Dokdo, belong to Japan.

28 Mar 2013 - 2:48am

Japan seeks summit with China over Diaoyus dispute as early as May

Japan would seek a bilateral summit between its prime minister and China's new leaders as early as May as part of efforts to defuse a continuing diplomatic row over disputed islands, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

25 Mar 2013 - 6:05am

Vice-president adopts 'softer tone' on Diaoyu disputes with Japanese delegation

Vice-President Li Yuanchao made his diplomatic debut in his new role in a meeting with Japanese business leaders in Beijing yesterday. Li was the highest-level official to attend the three-day Japan-China Economic Association meeting, which ends today.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:27am

Japanese corporate leaders visit Beijing in effort to mend ties

A group of influential Japanese business leaders is due to meet Vice-President Li Yuanchao today in Beijing in an effort to improve soured relations between the two countries.

22 Mar 2013 - 5:46am