China

Why China, Japan, and Korea aren't backing down on island disputes

Why China, Japan, and Korea aren't backing down on island disputes

Gavin Blair,September 11, 2012

The territorial disputes in Southeast Asia are becoming increasinglybitter between leading economic and military powers China, Japan, andSouth Korea.

Hong Kong backs down over patriotism lessons ahead of poll

Hong Kong backs down over patriotism lessons ahead of poll

Euronews,

9 September 2012

Hong Kong voters are casting their ballots in Legislative Council elections, in the wake of anti-China protests.

The Neverending Story: Drama in the South China Sea

The Neverending Story: Drama in the South China Sea

By Trefor Moss

September 07, 2012

 

The South China Sea is often presented as one of the world’s thorniest territorial disputes. A group of objective, completely disinterested observers, however, would likely find this characterization peculiar. Indeed, to these hypothetical people, it would seem painfully obvious what needed to be done to at least significantly reduce the tensions in the South China Sea. Such a plan would likely start with four simple steps:

South China Sea dispute China says it will work with neighbors

South China Sea dispute: China says it will work with neighbors

 
By Whitney Eulich,

September 5, 2012

 

 

Tensions in the oil-rich South China Sea have come to a boil in the past month, with the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China all vying for overlapping territorial claims.

Japan government 'reaches deal to buy' disputed islands

Japan government 'reaches deal to buy' disputed islands

5 September 2012

 

Media reports from Japan say the government has reached a deal to buy disputed islands in the East China Sea from their private owner.

The government will pay 2.05bn yen ($26m, £16.4m) to buy islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Clinton, China haven't narrowed gaps on Syria, sea

Clinton, China haven't narrowed gaps on Syria, sea

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
 

05-Sep-12

 

BEIJING (AP) — Talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese leaders Wednesday failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors in the South China Sea.

Syndicate content