Russian minister visits disputed island off Japan's Hokkaido

National Aug 5, 2020

Russian minister visits disputed island off Japan's Hokkaido

Russian emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev on Wednesday visited an island claimed by Japan off Hokkaido that is at the center of a long-standing territorial dispute between the two countries. It is the first visit to one of the four disputed islands by a senior Russian ...

Typhoon ends 111-day streak of Chinese ships near Senkakus

National Aug 4, 2020

Typhoon ends 111-day streak of Chinese ships near Senkakus

Chinese coast guard vessels were not spotted Monday near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea apparently due to the approaching Typhoon Hagupit, ending a 111-day streak of appearances since mid-April, Japan Coast Guard officials said. Four Chinese ships left the area just ...

U.S. plans South China Sea announcement as tensions escalate

Asia Pacific Jul 11, 2020

U.S. plans South China Sea announcement as tensions escalate

The Trump administration plans to make an announcement next week related to escalating tensions in the South China Sea, where Washington and Beijing are vying for military supremacy, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. has raised concerns over China’s decision to ...