May 15, 2015

Russia reportedly planning war victory celebration on disputed isle

Russian victory celebrations to mark the end of World War II will be held in September on the Kuril Islands, including territories subject to the long-standing sovereignty dispute between Japan and Russia, a media report quoting a researcher affiliated with Russia’s Defense Ministry said. ...

Apr 23, 2015

Philippines chides China's 'insecurity' over disputed sea

The Philippines on Wednesday chided China for its “insecurity” over its claim to the South China Sea, after a Beijing-based tabloid dubbed the country a “cute little submissive” of the United States. The response from President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman Edwin Lacierda came after the ...

Asian supply lines hit by U.S. West Coast ports dispute

Feb 17, 2015

Asian supply lines hit by U.S. West Coast ports dispute

A labor dispute at ports on the U.S. West Coast is disrupting supply chains across the Pacific, forcing some Asian exporters to resort to costly air freight and pushing up shipping rates as more freighters are caught up in long lines to dock. With ...

Aug 8, 2014

China loses appeal of WTO ruling on rare earth exports

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday. “China has not ...

Jul 29, 2014

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum flap

Taiwan’s first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan that was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday. Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an ...

Philippines rejects Taiwan's allegations of murder

May 19, 2013

Philippines rejects Taiwan's allegations of murder

The Philippines on Saturday rejected Taiwan’s allegations that its coast guard had intentionally murdered a Taiwanese fisherman whose death has triggered a major diplomatic spat. Hong Shi-cheng, a 65-year-old fisherman, was shot dead by the Philippine Coast Guard, who said his vessel intruded into ...