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Territorial Disputes

Build-up on remote Japanese atoll raises strategic questions

In a lonely corner of the Pacific, 1,740 kilometres south of Tokyo, a tiny but potentially crucial piece of Japanese territory is now rising from the waves.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013, 2:37am 2 comments

PLA general plays down scholars' claims that Ryukyu Islands don't belong to Japan

Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, told a security conference in Singapore that those views did not represent the official position.

3 Jun 2013 - 9:52am 1 comment

Vietnam detains anti-China protesters

Vietnam yesterday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi, amid growing tensions over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:11am

Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia.

2 Jun 2013 - 6:58am 1 comment

PLA review warns 'strategic uncertainties' loom large for China

A PLA think tank yesterday issued a report warning that the nation faces increasing "strategic pressure" for the first time since the 1990s collapse of the communist bloc, with the Asia-Pacific region now a "new global centre" for "geopolitical, economic and military competition".

29 May 2013 - 5:46am 1 comment

Philippines vows to defend territory against China

The Philippines vowed on Thursday to “defend what is ours” as part of a stand-off over a Chinese warship circling a South China Sea reef which is occupied by Filipino marines.

23 May 2013 - 5:01pm 7 comments

Sino-India border row 'on table' for Li Keqiang visit

At the same time New Delhi thinks "very highly" of Li's decision to make India his first overseas stop since taking charge as premier, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said yesterday.

19 May 2013 - 7:50am 1 comment

Indonesia calls for new Asian treaty

Indonesia's foreign minister is calling for a new treaty spanning Asia to help build trust, warning of the potential for conflict in the fast-changing region. On a visit to Washington, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said a treaty could help end "the all-too-familiar vicious cycle of tensions" in Asia and instead encourage confidence by bringing countries together in their goals.

18 May 2013 - 4:40am

India minister hints Beijing visit may be axed amid China border dispute

The reported Chinese infiltration across the disputed Himalayan border has strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours whose relations have long been chequered by mutual suspicion, a legacy of a 1962 border war.

5 May 2013 - 5:35am

China's new envoy warns US against meddling on Diaoyus

In his first direct remarks on the territorial dispute since his appointment last month, Cui Tiankai also said China was alert to a "negative trend" of right-wing intentions in Japanese politics, and denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wearing of a camouflage uniform at a weekend exhibition as a political stunt.

2 May 2013 - 8:44am 8 comments