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Geography of Asia

Letters to the Editor, August 31, 2012

Traders a real nuisance on border trains

As a regular traveller on the East Rail train between Tai Po and Lo Wu over the last few years, I have seen so many changes occur as a result of the granting of multiple visitor permits to residents of Shenzhen.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 2:18am

Actions of HK Diaoyu activists have 'harmed China', state paper says

The head of People's Daily's Japan-based partner news website says the actions of the Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Islands have "harmed" China by fuelling Sino-Japanese tensions.

29 Aug 2012 - 7:43pm

Diaoyu protesters cannot be allowed to hijack foreign policy

After a group of activists who sailed from Hong Kong to the Diaoyu Islands was detained by Japan on August 15, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman issued a protest, calling the detentions "a gross violation of China's territorial sovereignty". Japan, too, lodged a protest.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:56am

Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2012

Dispute will not be resolved in near future

It seems that China is trying its best to press its claim that the Diaoyu Islands are part of its territory.

This was why a group of Hong Kong citizens sailed to the islands earlier this month. I would like to express my opinion about the Diaoyu Islands dispute.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Asia must resist pull of nationalism

The recent visits - or invasions - depending on your point of view, by small groups of hot-headed but well-organised nationalists to isolated rocky islands shows just how intractable are questions of territorial rights in the seas around China.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:14am

One man's island, another man's dream

You might know them as the Diaoyu or the Senkaku islands, but my people call them the Bezotteneijlanden, which once sheltered our ancestor Jakobus de Pechvogel, when he lived there as a castaway 500 years ago.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:13am

Diaoyu activists sail into Hong Kong to a heroes' welcome

The final members of a party that made an 11-day voyage to assert Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyus sailed home to a heroes' welcome yesterday. But as they basked in the spotlight they raised a fresh concern - the need for new blood and more money to mount future expeditions.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:59am

Bid to calm public after anti-Japanese protests in Shenzhen over Diaoyus

Mainland media attempted to calm public anger over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday after an anti-Japanese protest turned ugly in Shenzhen at the weekend.

Editorials in mainland newspapers described the actions of some protesters as "stupid" and called on mainlanders to remain united.

21 Aug 2012 - 4:48am

Taiwan warns of Spratly Islands training drill

Taiwan has risked angering its neighbours by warning that it will stage a five-day live-fire drill in the disputed Spratly Islands.

Foreign ministry spokesman Steve Hsia said the training exercise would take place on Taiping Island, in the South China Sea, between September 1 and 5.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:23am

Diaoyu activists from Hong Kong played Beijing's game, analysts say

As Japan agreed to deport the Hong Kong Diaoyu activists, many analysts said they believed their actions had been tacitly approved by Beijing, to contain mounting calls on the mainland for tough action against Tokyo.

18 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

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