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World | Associated Press | Wednesday April 9, 2014
In a face-off between the defence chiefs of China and the US, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defence zone over disputed islands with no c...
World | Agence France-Press | Sunday March 9, 2014
Japan scrambled military jets on Sunday to counter three Chinese military planes that flew near Japanese airspace, defence officials said.
World | Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Sunday February 23, 2014
In the early morning along a barren stretch of beach here last week, Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines practiced how to invade and retake an island captured by hostile forces. Memo to Beijing: Be forewarned.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 17, 2014
Three Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the latest such incident in the bitter territorial row between the Asian giants.
World | Reuters | Saturday February 8, 2014
The United States on Friday stressed its commitment to the defence of Japan and stability in the Asia-Pacific region against a backdrop of increasingly assertive territorial claims by China.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 1, 2014
The United States warned has China against any move to declare a new air defence zone over parts of the South China Sea including disputed islands.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 23, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe compared current tensions between Japan and China to rivalry between Britain and Germany on the eve of World War One
World | Reuters | Sunday January 19, 2014
China is building its second aircraft carrier, which is expected to take six years, and the country aims to have at least four such ships, Chinese and Hong Kong media reports said on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 12, 2014
Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incursion this year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 5, 2014
An Indonesian sailor has been rescued despite suffering a shark attack but four other crewmen are missing.
World | Associated Press | Saturday December 21, 2013
China's military lashed out Saturday at Japan's plans to boost defense spending, accusing Tokyo of raising regional tensions under the pretext of safeguarding national security.
World | Reuters | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 16, 2013
A US warship that was forced to manoeuvre to avoid a collision with a Chinese naval vessel had "posed a threat", state-run media said on Monday, after Washington accused China of being the aggressor.
World | Reuters | Friday December 13, 2013
Asian nations must ensure that territorial disputes do not erupt into conflict, leaders said on Friday, with Japan and the Philippines reaffirming their commitment to freedom of flight
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 12, 2013
The navies of Japan and South Korea said today they had carried out a joint maritime rescue drill in international waters covered by China's new air defence identification zone.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 8, 2013
Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incident since Beijing announced an air defence zone in the area last month.
World | Reuters | Sunday December 8, 2013
China's parliament has declared that Japan has no right to criticise the establishment of a Chinese air defence zone.
World | Associated Press | Saturday December 7, 2013
Japan's defence minister said today that China's recently declared maritime air defence zone over the East China Sea raises regional tensions.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 7, 2013
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop defied a stern rebuke from Beijing on Saturday to repeat concerns that China's recently announced air defence zone has increased regional tensions.
World | Reuters | Tuesday December 3, 2013
US Vice President Joe Biden called on Japan and China to find ways to reduce tensions that spiked after Beijing proclaimed an air defence zone over disputed isles in the East China Sea, while repeating Washington was "deeply concerned" by the move.