Nov 28, 2013

Kishida to make Japan's case on air defense dispute in Germany

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to visit Germany to speak at a security conference in Munich from late January, government sources said Wednesday, a move aimed at airing Japan’s concern over China’s establishment of an air defense zone over parts of the East China ...

U.S. bombers defy Chinese air zone

Nov 27, 2013

U.S. bombers defy Chinese air zone

The U.S. defies China by flying two B-52 warplanes over the East China Sea, ignoring a recent edict from Beijing that it be informed in advance.

Asia-Pacific pivot sent spinning

| Nov 27, 2013

Asia-Pacific pivot sent spinning

The Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of Mideast's most thorny security issues but problems are piling up in a region that Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy: Asia.

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

Nov 27, 2013

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., the nation’s largest carriers, flew through China’s newly declared air defense identification zone without notifying the country after Japan asked airlines to stop giving flight information to China. ANA’s flight from Tokyo touched down in Taipei at ...

U.S. bombers cross China's claimed air defense zone

Nov 27, 2013

U.S. bombers cross China's claimed air defense zone

Days after China asserted greater military control over a swath of the East China Sea to bolster claims to a cluster of disputed islands, the U.S. defied the move Tuesday as it flew two B-52 bombers through the area. The U.S. said what it ...

Nov 26, 2013

Resort to diplomacy, not threats

China should realize that it will lose the international community's trust if it continues to pursue the path of using threats to resolve diplomatic issues.

China plays long game with new air defense zone

| Nov 26, 2013

China plays long game with new air defense zone

China’s new air defense identification zone in the East China Sea further asserts its territorial claims over disputed islands but isn’t expected to immediately spark confrontations with foreign aircraft. Yet the move fits a pattern of putting teeth behind China’s claims and could potentially ...