Jan 8, 2014

Beijing beefs up territorial campaign

China says it’s beefing up its police powers in the disputed South China Sea and requiring foreign fishermen to ask Beijing’s permission to operate within most of the vast, strategic waterway.

After sea incident, China praises U.S.

Dec 18, 2013

After sea incident, China praises U.S.

Military relations with the United States face a rosy outlook, China’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to limit damage from a recent confrontation between the countries’ navies in the South China Sea. A ministry statement said the sides discussed issues relating ...

Manila to hedge bets against China

| Dec 17, 2013

Manila to hedge bets against China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the U.S. military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China. The same day, Kerry said the United States will provide ...

Dec 16, 2013

China should face up to global concerns on ADIZ: Suga

China should acknowledge that the international community has concerns about its newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday after Beijing stepped up criticism of Tokyo for its “malicious slander.” “China needs to face ...

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

Dec 14, 2013

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

by Mizuho Aoki

Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed Saturday to bolster cooperation on ensuring “the freedom of overflight and civil aviation safety,” alluding to the risks posed by China’s new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea. In a joint statement ...

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

Dec 12, 2013

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

by Reiji Yoshida

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, during talks Thursday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, showed his “understanding” of Japan’s deep concern over China’s newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, a Japanese official who attended the meeting said. Najib and Abe ...

Dec 10, 2013

U.S. moves embolden China

by Brahma Chellaney

China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control is just the latest example of its jurisdictional creep that reflects a larger strategy to supplant the U.S. as the preeminent power in Asia.