SDF admiral urges prompt action on crisis management pact with China

Nov 29, 2014

SDF admiral urges prompt action on crisis management pact with China

Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, has urged the early start of a “crisis management” mechanism with China amid conflicting claims with Japan over the uninhabited Senkaku Islands off Taiwan. Relations between China and Japan, the world’s second- and third-largest economies, have ...

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

/ Nov 17, 2014

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to always use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing’s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. Addressing the Australian parliament in an honor bestowed ...

/ Oct 31, 2014

Japan scrambling jets puts aviation, maritime safety at risk: China

Japan’s increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to Chinese flights is endangering both aviation and maritime safety between the Asian powers, according to Beijing’s defense ministry. Earlier in October, Japan’s Defense Ministry announced that the military had scrambled aircraft 207 times to respond ...