Nov 26, 2014

China defends dispatching ships to Senkakus

China on Wednesday defended its decision to send Coast Guard vessels to waters near islands it disputes with Japan just weeks after the countries agreed to work toward improved relations. The decision was an “official action exercising China’s sovereign rights,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ...

Jul 3, 2014

China's reach for leverage

by Ramesh Thakur

China's random and sporadic acts of provocations over territorial disputes seem to fail to intimidate its opponents in the Asia-Pacific region, but each push and probe tests retaliatory assets and calls into question the U.S. capacity, and will, to come to the aid of ...

Chinese jets, SDF flirt with 'Top Gun' scenario near Senkakus

May 25, 2014

Chinese jets, SDF flirt with 'Top Gun' scenario near Senkakus

Chinese fighter jets flew within a few dozen meters of Japanese military planes over the East China Sea, officials in Tokyo said Sunday, prompting Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to accuse Beijing of going “over the top” in its approach to disputed territory. The Chinese ...

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

May 19, 2014

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

Almost 1,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another three ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost. The passenger ship Wuzhishan left the central Vietnamese port of Vung ...

May 11, 2014

Japan to track visa-free visitors to Russian-held islands

The government will set up a database to track Japanese who visit the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido via the visa waiver program in an effort to attract new visitors and widen public understanding of the situation, a government source said Sunday. Without data on ...