Territorial Disputes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22615/all en Why are citizens from Japan and China fighting over East China Sea islands? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120820/japan-china-taiwan-senkaku-islands-territory-dispute <p>OSAKA &mdash; <span style="line-height: 20px; ">So much for the dog days of summer providing momentary respite for senior politicians. For leaders in China, Japan and South Korea, festering territorial disputes threaten to spiral into a full-blown crisis.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120820/japan-china-taiwan-senkaku-islands-territory-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes World Leaders Conflict Zones China Japan South Korea Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:51:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5716599 at http://www.globalpost.com What Japan and China stand to gain, and lose, in Senkaku http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120824/japan-china-senkaku-diaoyu <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">If you&rsquo;re confused why a jumble of uninhabitable rocks in the East China Sea has inflamed such passions in Japan and China (see: mobs smashing Japanese-brand cars in Chengdu, joint US-Japan military drills), you&rsquo;re not alone. The dispute over the Japanese-controlled islands &mdash; called Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China &mdash; is thorny, complicated, and seemingly irreconcilable.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120824/japan-china-senkaku-diaoyu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific China Japan Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:22:58 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5717074 at http://www.globalpost.com How to calm China’s ambitions in the China seas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/south-china-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Commentary: US must abandon its passive policy and encourage negotiations. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles I-hsin Chen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, UK &mdash; To make a real breakthrough, Washington needs to synchronize its different strategies in the boiling waters of both the South China Sea and East China Sea.</p> <p>The tension over territory disputes between China and neighboring countries has escalated in recent months. After the naval standoff with the Philippines around the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, China&rsquo;s move to establish Sansha City on Woody Island in the Paracels chain sparked protests in Vietnam and drew concerns among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.</p> <p>Meanwhile, triggered by Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara&rsquo;s proposal to purchase disputed islands in the East China Sea, radical nationalists from China, Taiwan and Japan have repeatedly tried to land on islands to claim sovereignty, stirring regional stability.</p> <p>The United States has taken different strategies dealing with the same opponent: China.</p> <p>In the South China Sea, Washington has played a proactive role, encouraging countries claiming territories in the Paracel and Spratly island chains to return to the negotiating table in search of a peaceful resolution, while denouncing Beijing&rsquo;s &ldquo;divide and conquer&rdquo; strategy that favors bilateral dialogues rather than a multilateral framework. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia earlier this week to urge Southeast Asian countries to present a unified front in dealing with Beijing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/south-china-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Diplomacy China Commentary Japan Philippines South Korea United States Vietnam Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:15:59 +0000 Charles I-hsin Chen 5718339 at http://www.globalpost.com Despite economic hit, Japan stands by Senkaku stance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120920/china-japan-senkaku-diaoyu-territorial-dispute <p>TOKYO &mdash; Days after a territorial dispute sparked demonstrations and attacks on Japanese businesses in dozens of Chinese cities, all appeared quiet in the East China Sea on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120920/china-japan-senkaku-diaoyu-territorial-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes World Leaders Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific China Global Economy Japan Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:21:35 +0000 Justin McCurry 5719860 at http://www.globalpost.com View from Japan: 'disappointed' in China for canceling anniversary celebration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120924/reaction-china-canceling-anniversary <p>TOKYO &mdash;&nbsp;The immediate threat of a clash between Chinese and Japanese vessels near the Senkakus has abated, but the recent flare-up over ownership of the islands in the East China Sea has left one of the region&#39;s most important bilateral relationships in tatters.&nbsp;On Sunday, China abruptly canceled an event scheduled for Thursday to celebrate 40 years since the countries normalized diplomatic ties. The row of the five islets has led to the cancellation of thousands of flight bookings, mostly from China to Japan, as well as sports and cultural events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120924/reaction-china-canceling-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Diplomacy China Political Risk Japan South Korea Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:48:50 +0000 Justin McCurry 5720266 at http://www.globalpost.com View from China: no mood to party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120924/japan-island-row-cancel-anniversary <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">TAIPEI &mdash; &ldquo;The Japanese government, regardless of China&#39;s firm opposition, insisted on &#39;buying&#39; the Diaoyu Islands, which was illegal and severely damaged China-Japan relations and ruined the atmosphere of the 40th anniversary,&rdquo; state-run Xinhua reported on its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120924/japan-island-row-cancel-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Diplomacy China Political Risk Japan Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:37:10 +0000 Cain Nunns 5720270 at http://www.globalpost.com Senkaku dispute: Japan uses water cannons on Taiwan ships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120925/senkaku-dispute-japan-uses-water-cannons-taiwan-ship Japan Coast Guard patrol ships fired water cannons at the Taiwanese fishing vessels after they refused to listen to warnings not to enter Japanese waters in the morning.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120925/senkaku-dispute-japan-uses-water-cannons-taiwan-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes China Japan Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:59:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5720362 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan v. China: small islands, big worry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121029/east-china-sea-japan-senkakus-diaoyu-disputed-islands <p>TOKYO &mdash; Anyone who believed the territorial row between Japan and China would be a short-lived exercise in controlled aggression must now concede that the region is in this for the long haul. More than a month after Japan&#39;s government bought the islands from their private Japanese owners, sparking violent demonstrations in China, both countries continue to wage a war of brinkmanship, while trade sinks slowly toward the bottom of the East China Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121029/east-china-sea-japan-senkakus-diaoyu-disputed-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes World Leaders Conflict Zones Military China Political Risk Japan United States Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5724274 at http://www.globalpost.com Temperature rising in the South China Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121120/asean-cambodia-obama-south-china-sea <p>BANGKOK &mdash; <span class="il">China</span>&rsquo;s largest claimed island in the disputed <span class="il">South</span> <span class="il">China</span> <span class="il">Sea</span>, Yongxing, is just over half the size of New York&rsquo;s Central Park. Its next-largest claim in the <span class="il">sea</span>, Taiping Island, would fit inside Beijing&rsquo;s Forbidden City palace with room to spare. These outcroppings are crumbs peeking up from a vast abyss. Many are swallowed by waves at high tide. Yet many of the <span class="il">sea</span>&rsquo;s dribs and drabs of soil are the focus of a territorial dispute with ever-sinking odds of resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121120/asean-cambodia-obama-south-china-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Diplomacy China Political Risk Philippines Vietnam Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:00:04 +0000 Patrick Winn 5726654 at http://www.globalpost.com China fakes new Asean reality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121123/south-china-sea-asean-diplomacy <p>TAIPEI &mdash; Not happy with your diplomatic situation? Fear not. Simply create a stronger bargaining position, vigorously promote it and move forward with the reality you want to see. That was Beijing&rsquo;s tactic at the Asean and East Asia summits in Cambodia this past week, where some members of the 10-party bloc pushed for talks over the increasingly volatile South China Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121123/south-china-sea-asean-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Cambodia Diplomacy China Political Risk Philippines Vietnam Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Cain Nunns 5726938 at http://www.globalpost.com China's latest diplomatic train wreck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121129/china-south-sea-passports-diplomacy <p>TAIPEI &mdash; &ldquo;The aim of China&#39;s new electronic passports is to strengthen its technological abilities and make it convenient for Chinese citizens to enter or leave the country,&quot; Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. &quot;The issue of the maps in China&#39;s new passports should not be read too much into. China is willing to remain in touch with relevant countries and promote the healthy development of the exchange of people between China and the outside world.&quot; Translation: Shut up, and take it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121129/china-south-sea-passports-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Travel/Tourism World Leaders Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific China India Political Risk Philippines Vietnam Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:04:00 +0000 Cain Nunns 5727544 at http://www.globalpost.com Senkaku Islands dispute calls for delicate diplomacy from the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/121215/senkaku-islands-dispute-diplomacy-US-japan-china <p style="line-height: 20px;">TOKYO &mdash; This week&rsquo;s escalation of a territorial dispute between China and Japan has highlighted the delicate diplomatic task facing the US as it seeks to maintain stability in a region already shaken by North Korea&rsquo;s recent rocket launch.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">The latest episode in the long-standing row came on Thursday morning, when a Chinese marine surveillance aircraft entered Japanese airspace over the Senkakus, a group of islands in the East China Sea that are administered by Japan but also claimed by China.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/121215/senkaku-islands-dispute-diplomacy-US-japan-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Conflict Zones Diplomacy Politics China Political Risk Japan United States Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:30:04 +0000 Justin McCurry 5729232 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 parts of Russia that other countries could call theirs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140325/7-parts-russia-other-countries-could-call-theirs <p>The world&rsquo;s largest country didn&rsquo;t start off that way. Just like every other empire it invaded, conquered, negotiated and seized the lands it now calls its own. Some of those lands are fiercely disputed to this day, some are the subjects of uneasy settlements, and some have long ago been relinquished to Russia&rsquo;s unchallenged control. But here&rsquo;s a list of the most important Russian territories that other countries could, if they chose, try to claim back.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140325/7-parts-russia-other-countries-could-call-theirs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Territorial Disputes Want to Know Russia Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 6104019 at http://www.globalpost.com