World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain...
World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
China's Defence Ministry complained today that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the C...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 19, 2015
Japan and China held security talks today after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions, in a meeting expected to touch on the flashpoint issue of maritime crisis management, officials and reports said.
World News | Press Trust of Inda | Thursday February 5, 2015
China is planning to build three more aircraft carriers for deployment in the disputed South China Sea amid the escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours and the US' big push into Asia-Pacific.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 18, 2015
Drastic changes in regional security has created a need for closer bilateral strategic partnership with India, a top Vietnamese official said as the country beefs up its defence capabilities amid territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
China's President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders presided Saturday at a ceremony on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre amid a drive to revive memories of Japan's brutal invasion and stir patriotism.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 13, 2014
Southeast Asian leaders will welcome China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang with fanfare on Wednesday but behind closed doors will push their giant neighbour to take a less bellicose approach to overlapping claims in the South China Sea.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead from Japan's wars.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have roiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 8, 2014
China today said it will launch a new "constellation" of marine surveillance satellites in 2019 to monitor ships, oil rigs and marine disasters, amidst a string of raging maritime disputes with its neighbours.
India News | Anchal Vohra | Monday August 25, 2014
'Look East' to 'Act East' - with these words External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj began her three-day visit to Vietnam - a crucial, strategically located friend in South East Asia.
India News | Reported by Anchal Vohra, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday September 3, 2014
India is assessing whether to explore oil in five blocks in the South China sea, on the invitation of Vietnam, a crucial and strategically located south east Asian friend, the ministry of external affairs has said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 25, 2014
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the time has come for India to adopt an "Act East Policy" as she began her three-day visit to Vietnam during which she will hold talks with the top leadership of the Communist nation.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 14, 2014
Tokuro Inokuma, a former Imperial Japanese Army soldier, got his first taste of the horrors of war in 1945 when he scrambled to gather up the scattered limbs of his fellow servicemen, blown apart by a US air raid in Japan. He was 16.
World News | Reuters | Sunday August 10, 2014
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to "make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides" during an informal meeting with his Japanese counterpart during an ASEAN summit in Myanmar.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 7, 2014
Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of a spat over air space that has deepened a rift between the two countries.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Japan warned on Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Japan's annual defense white paper expresses strong concern about China's military build-up, citing its neighbor's increased airspace and maritime activities.
World News | Associated Press | Friday August 1, 2014
Japan said on Friday that it will name five uninhabited islands as part of a group in the East China Sea, a move likely to spark anger from other claimants China and Taiwan.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 26, 2014
China today announced that it will conduct a series of live fire training drills next week in the contested waters of the East China Sea, where it is locked in a bitter maritime dispute with Japan.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday July 10, 2014
Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and s...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were "inextricably linked" and his door was always open for dialogue.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 30, 2014
Two Chinese government ships sailed into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the Japanese coastguard said, as Tokyo prepared to strengthen its military posture.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 27, 2014
A number of Chinese fishermen are missing after a trawler sank in waters to the north of a group of islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea, state media said on Friday, though it was unclear what had caused the sinking in highly sensitive w...