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  • Apr 17, 2014
  • Updated: 11:58am

Territorial Dispute

Japan says China ships spotted close to disputed islands

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.

Saturday, 16 November, 2013, 5:18pm 1 comment

Japan set to develop unit of elite troops

Japan has outlined plans for a unit made up of elite troops trained to assault and recapture a remote part of its territory in the event of it being invaded.

14 Jun 2013 - 2:10am 1 comment

Japan and US to conduct major military exercise despite Beijing's objection

Japan has vowed to go ahead next week with a major military exercise testing US and Japanese troops' ability to recapture a hypothetical remote island, despite a complaint through diplomatic channels from Beijing.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:51am

China should agree to arbitration

I refer to your editorial ("A good place for friends to meet", May 27), referring to the imminent meeting between presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in California.

6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am

Malaysian PM echoes Beijing's call for joint development in South China Sea

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared to side with Beijing as he called for claimants in the South China Sea to jointly develop resources to avoid conflict and prevent "extra-regional states" from becoming involved.

Najib cited a joint development zone in waters claimed by Thailand and Malaysia as a precedent that could be applied in the South China Sea.

5 Jun 2013 - 12:35am 1 comment

Global Times duped by artistic photo of futuristic armed Japanese helicopter

The Global Times, one of China's most influential newspapers, has yet to retract an embarrassing photo gallery on its website of what it says is a futuristic Japanese military helicopter.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Filipino fishermen pay price as China ropes off disputed Scarborough Shoal

Along the northwestern Philippine coast, poor children with claw hammers clamber aboard an abandoned fishing vessel to pry loose and steal rusty nails from its deck. It has become a familiar sight in villages where some fishermen have been forced to give up their livelihoods since China took control of their fishing haven last year.

23 May 2013 - 5:40am 8 comments

Japan seizes Taiwan fishing boat

Japan seized a Taiwanese fishing boat inside its exclusive economic zone on Tuesday, the first incident since Tokyo and Taipei signed a fishing rights accord for disputed waters, the Fisheries Agency said.

14 May 2013 - 5:29pm

Chinese ships enter territorial waters, says Japan coastguard

The maritime surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile zone off the disputed Diaoyu Islands, also known as the Senkaku isles in Japan, at around 11am (0200 GMT), Japan’s coastguard said.

5 May 2013 - 1:08pm

Chinese tour ship sets sail to disputed Paracel islands

Plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands is the latest stage in China’s development of the territory, which has previously angered Vietnam and caused concern in Washington.

28 Apr 2013 - 4:39pm