International Law

Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report

Japan to send envoy to China for island row talks: report

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 16, 2013

Japan will next week send a foreign ministry official to Beijing for three days for talks on an ongoing territorial dispute and North Korea's recent nuclear test, a report said Saturday.

China-Japan tango treads on regional toes

China-Japan tango treads on regional toes

By Jean-Marc F Blanchard,  Feb 7, 2013

For currently troubled Sino-Japanese relations to be put on a sounder footing, policymakers in both countries must understand that "their" tango includes more countries than themselves.

Tokyo and Beijing also need to appreciate that talks are insufficient and may even be counterproductive, and that only through exploring more wide-ranging and creative options will they deal with their problems with history.

Japan summons China envoy in island row

Japan summons China envoy in island row

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 5, 2013

Tokyo summoned China's envoy Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute.

"The foreign ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador over ships entering the waters near Senkaku islands," said an official, referring to a chain claimed as the Diaoyus by Beijing.

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

by Staff Writers
Manila (AFP) Jan 22, 2013

 

The Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea, including territory belonging to the archipelago, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday.

All You Need to Know about the EU Privacy Debate

All You Need to Know about the EU Privacy Debate

By Konrad Lischka and Christian Stöcker

18 January 2013

The European Union is seeking to increase the private sphere of its citizens by strengthening data protection laws for the web. Large Internet firms and lobbyists are fighting the plans. Here's an overview of the debate in Brussels.

Syrian crisis 'could kill 100,000 in next year'

Syrian crisis 'could kill 100,000 in next year'

The Guardian, 30 December 2012

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warns that Syria risks 'Somalisation' and control by warlords as situation deteriorates
The international envoy to Syria has warned that as many as 100,000 people could die in the next year if a way cannot be found quickly to end the country's civil war.

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