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
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
Dalai Lama follower dies in self-immolation22 Oct 2012 - 4:13am
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
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
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