China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

Apr 5, 2014

China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

China and South Korea on Friday lashed out at a Japanese foreign relations report that stood firm on territorial claims that have put Tokyo on a collision course with its Asian neighbors. An angry South Korea summoned Japan’s ambassador in response to the annual ...

U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea

Feb 8, 2014

U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, ...

Jan 27, 2014

Chinese ships create post-Davos stir

Chinese Coast Guard ships entered Japan’s 12-nautical-mile zone near one of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday, days after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused an international stir by comparing Sino-Japanese relations with British-German ties in the runup to World War ...

Africans hear China slam Abe as trouble

Jan 16, 2014

Africans hear China slam Abe as trouble

China’s diplomatic assault on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved to another continent Wednesday, as China’s top official at the African Union labeled him a troublemaker just after his three-country visit to Africa. Abe visited Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia over the last week, pledging ...

U.S. lawmakers urge tough stance on China sea claims

Jan 15, 2014

U.S. lawmakers urge tough stance on China sea claims

The United States must not tolerate China’s use of military coercion in pursuit of its territorial claims in the seas of East Asia, lawmakers said at a hearing Tuesday, where experts warned that Beijing’s assertiveness is unnerving its neighbors and challenges American security interests. ...