Senkaku Islands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27841/all en UPDATE 2-China, Japan move to cool down territorial dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-japan-envoy-says-territory-disputes-china-can-be-resol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with additional comment from Xi, Yamaguchi)</p> <p>By Terril Yue Jones</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 25 (Reuters) - China and Japan sought to cool down tensions over a chafing territorial dispute on Friday, with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping telling an envoy from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he was committed to developing bilateral ties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-japan-envoy-says-territory-disputes-china-can-be-resol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cross-Strait relations Entertainment Political geography Senkaku Islands Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739200 at http://www.globalpost.com China urges Japan to co-operate in resolving islands dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/china-urges-japan-co-operate-resolving-islands-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping said on Friday that China's position on a series of islands disputed with Japan is clear and consistent and urged Japan to co-operate in resolving the issue.</p> <p>Japan should respect the feelings of the Chinese people and "correctly handle" historical problems, Xi told Natsuo Yamaguchi, a visiting lawmaker and head of the junior partner in Japan's ruling coalition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/china-urges-japan-co-operate-resolving-islands-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Senkaku Islands Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739221 at http://www.globalpost.com China denies Japan radar charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-denies-japan-radar-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing's defence ministry on Friday denied allegations that a Chinese warship's radar system had locked onto a Japanese destroyer, accusing Tokyo of hyping the "China threat".</p> <p>The incident, which Japan said happened last week, marked the first time the two nations' navies have locked horns in a territorial dispute that has some commentators warning about possible armed conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-denies-japan-radar-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Political geography Senkaku Islands Shinzō Abe War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749692 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan suggests hotline to Beijing over island spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/japan-suggests-hotline-beijing-over-island-spat-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan has suggested setting up a military hotline with China to avoid clashes between the two countries, which are at loggerheads over a group of disputed islands, Tokyo's defence minister said Saturday.</p> <p>The proposal came after Tokyo accused a Chinese frigate of locking its weapons-tracking radar on a Japanese destroyer -- a claim Beijing has denied.</p> <p>The incident, which Japan said happened last week, marked the first time the two nations' navies have locked horns in a territorial dispute that provoked fears of armed conflict breaking out between the two.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/japan-suggests-hotline-beijing-over-island-spat-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Political geography Senkaku Islands Technology War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750883 at http://www.globalpost.com China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.</p> <p>Three state-run Maritime Surveillance vessels were in territorial seas off the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands, which Beijing calls the Diaoyus and claims as its own, for three to five hours, the coastguard said.</p> <p>They left the 12-nautical-mile zone by about 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Dawei Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758796 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan coastguard says China ship in disputed waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-coastguard-says-china-ship-disputed-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese government ship briefly entered territorial waters off Japanese-controlled but disputed islands in the East China Sea on Thursday, Japan's coastguard said.</p> <p>The fishery patrol boat entered the 12-nautical mile zone off Kubajima, one of the Senkaku islands, at about 3:36 pm (0636 GMT), according to a statement.</p> <p>It added that the ship moved out of the zone after 22 minutes, watched by a Japanese coastguard vessel.</p> <p>Beijing claims the islands, which it calls the Diaoyus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-coastguard-says-china-ship-disputed-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761880 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM seeks united line with Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads Friday to the White House, where he hopes to show a firm, unified line to influence an assertive China and a defiant North Korea.</p> <p>Abe arrived in Washington on Thursday at a time of growing tensions between Japan and China, which is seen as challenging Tokyo's control over strategic islands, and days after a nuclear test by Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Japan Politics Senkaku Islands Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:01:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762833 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Abe: Japan acting calmly in island dispute with China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-abe-japan-acting-calmly-island-dispute-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said he told President Barack Obama in a meeting that Japan would act calmly in its row with China over tiny islands in the East China Sea claimed by both Asian countries.</p> <p>"I explained that we have always been dealing with this issue ... in a calm manner," he said through a translator, while sitting next to Obama in the White House Oval Office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-abe-japan-acting-calmly-island-dispute-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Japan Politics Senkaku Islands Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763730 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan coastguard says China ship in disputed waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/japan-coastguard-says-china-ship-disputed-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan said a Chinese government ship briefly entered its territorial waters off disputed islands on Saturday, as the Japanese premier vowed he would not tolerate Beijing's incursions into the area.</p> <p>The fisheries patrol boat entered the waters in the East China Sea at 4:48 pm (0748 GMT) and was sailing some 19 kilometres northwest of Uotsuri, one of the Senkaku islands, Japan's coastguard said in a statement.</p> <p>But the Chinese ship moved out of the zone after about an hour, watched by a Japanese coastguard vessel, it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/japan-coastguard-says-china-ship-disputed-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cross-Strait relations Entertainment Environment Health Political geography Politics Senkaku Islands AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764123 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan scrambles against China planes hit record over row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/japan-scrambles-against-china-planes-hit-record-over-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan scrambled fighter jets in response to Chinese aircraft a record number of times in the year to March 2013, mostly after the nationalisation of disputed islands, the government said Wednesday.</p> <p>Jets were sent airborne 306 times over the 12 months, double the previous year and more than the number of times they reacted to Russian planes -- 247 -- for the first time on record, the Defence Ministry said in a press release.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/japan-scrambles-against-china-planes-hit-record-over-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818149 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese ships in disputed waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/chinese-ships-disputed-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Saturday, Japan's coastguard said.</p> <p>The surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Senkakus, which Beijing claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly before 1:00 pm (0400 GMT), the coastguard said.</p> <p>Chinese government ships have frequently spent time around the disputed island chain since Tokyo nationalised three of the islands last September.</p> <p>The islands are also claimed by Taiwan.</p> <p>hih/ao</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Senkaku Islands AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:30:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820851 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo summons China envoy over boats in territorial waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/tokyo-summons-china-envoy-over-boats-territorial-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday in protest over a flotilla of Chinese government ships that entered territorial waters near a disputed island chain.</p> <p>Japan's foreign ministry said it had called in the envoy after eight Chinese vessels entered waters near the Senkaku islands, which China calls Diaoyu, the most in a single day since Tokyo nationalised part of the archipelago in September.</p> <p>kh-pb/jw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:02:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822809 at http://www.globalpost.com China says Japan activists' trip to disputed islands "illegal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/china-says-japan-activists-trip-disputed-islands-illegal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A trip by Japanese activists to a series of tiny islands at the centre of a dispute between Beijing and Tokyo is "illegal" and "troublemaking", the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.</p> <p>China has lodged a stern protest with Japan, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily briefing.</p> <p>The Japanese government purchased the islands, called the Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China, from a private Japanese owner last year, sparking sometimes-violent anti-Japanese protests across China.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/china-says-japan-activists-trip-disputed-islands-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Asia Political geography Senkaku Islands Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822901 at http://www.globalpost.com China says Senkaku Islands are its "core interest" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/china-says-senkaku-islands-are-its-core-interest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> China regards the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea as its "core interest," China's Foreign Ministry said Friday, the first announcement of that position.</p> <p> "The Diaoyu Islands are about sovereignty and territorial integrity. Of Course, it's China's core interest," ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/china-says-senkaku-islands-are-its-core-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Senkaku Islands Kyodo News International Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:02:07 +0000 Kyodo News International 5828848 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese ships enter Japan territorial waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/chinese-ships-enter-japan-territorial-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Sunday, Japan's coastguard said.</p> <p>The maritime surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile zone off the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyu, around 11:00 am (0200 GMT).</p> <p>Chinese government ships have frequently sailed around the five islands in recent months, sparking diplomatic clashes with Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/chinese-ships-enter-japan-territorial-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 04:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831190 at http://www.globalpost.com