Jan 16, 2014

Japan, U.S. share ADIZ concerns

Top Japanese and U.S. government officials reaffirmed their commitment Wednesday to work closely to deal with China-related issues such as Beijing's establishment of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea that encompasses disputed, Japan-controlled islets. Nobuo Kishi, senior vice foreign minister, told ...

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. Separately, ...

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 to ...

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 the ...

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

/ Dec 14, 2013

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

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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 issued ...

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

Dec 12, 2013

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

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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 met ...

/ Dec 10, 2013

U.S. moves embolden China

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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.