territorial sovereignty

Tokyo, Hanoi in talks over joint maritime security

Japan and Vietnam are to hold talks on maritime security in Hanoi in May, with both sides keen to step up co-operation to counter China's increasing naval pressure and presence in the region.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 3:04am

China's maritime enforcement plan 'a threat' to Japan

A view from a Chinese B-3837 marine surveillance plane shows the disputed Diaoyu Islands claimed by China and Japan. Photos: Reuters

Beijing intends to bring up to 17 organisations - the largest being the Public Security Ministry's coastguard operations, the Agriculture Ministry's fisheries patrols and the anti-smuggling operations of the General Administration of Customs - under one umbrella led by the National Oceanic Administration.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:43am

Briefs, October 22, 2012

Dalai Lama follower dies in self-immolation

22 Oct 2012 - 4:13am

Escalation of Diaoyu dispute will be bad for both nations

I refer to the report ("Beijing 'may seek legal solution'", September 15).

The article said that by "submitting 'baseline' territorial boundaries" for the Diaoyu Islands to the United Nations, China may be considering taking Japan to an international court over the sovereignty of the islands.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:27am

PLA puts military heat on Japan over Diaoyu Islands

The PLA mobilised its navy, air force and strategic missile corps in staged joint military drills in the Yellow Sea and the Gobi Desert earlier this month. Photos: SCMP

The People's Liberation Army stepped up its sabre-rattling yesterday in what was seen as a warning to Japan that it is ready to safeguard China's sovereignty in the escalating dispute over the disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

13 Sep 2012 - 9:23am

China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

Territorial sovereignty is a serious matter, as are resources like fish and gas to a hungry economy. The Diaoyu Islands embrace all three, which is why they have stirred nationalist fervour in China and Japan and sent a shiver through fraught diplomatic relations.

13 Sep 2012 - 12:19am 1 comment