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John Ivison: Tension between China and Japan over islands could threaten world peace

TOKYO – Shinjuku station at rush hour is like a highly organized ant colony, as 3.6-million commuters converge on the world’s busiest transport hub every day. Yet harmony, rather than chaos, reigns in a society that remains a remarkable consensus of politeness, co-operation and affinity. A train that arrives two minutes late is greeted by […]

Park appeals to Beijing on South China Sea

President Park Geun-hye called on China Sunday to peacefully cooperate with neighboring countries in resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, noting during the annual East Asia Summit (EAS) that the issue is of “grave concern” to Seoul’s global trading. On a final leg of a three-nation tour, Park stressed that more than 90 […]

Abe to raise South China Sea issues at G-20, other global meetings

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to raise issues concerning the South China Sea at international meetings in coming weeks involving the Group of 20 major countries, and Southeast Asian nations and their dialogue partners. “The rule of law should be carried out to preserve the open, free and peaceful sea,” Abe said during a speech […]

Abe to raise South China Sea issues at G-20, other global meetings

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to raise issues concerning the South China Sea at international meetings in coming weeks involving the Group of 20 major countries, and Southeast Asian nations and their dialogue partners. “The rule of law should be carried out to preserve the open, free and peaceful sea,” Abe said during a speech […]

Japan pledges more vessels to Vietnam amid South China Sea tensions

Tokyo (dpa) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that his country will provide more patrol ships to Vietnam amid growing tensions in the South China Sea. The premier made the announcement at a meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, the visiting general secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, who arrived in Tokyo Tuesday for a […]

Int’l opinion against China buildup in disputed sea

In the face of growing international condemnation for its building artificial islands in the South China Sea from which to project its military power in the region, China appears to have reduced itself into an island. From world leaders and international organizations to opinion writers around the world, China has drawn criticism for its massive […]

Pushing Back Against a Chinese Lake in the South China Sea

China’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea are prompting a soul-searching query from Hanoi to Washington: At what point does a sliced-up salami cease being a salami at all? In a short space of time, China’s unilateral and incremental efforts to carve out a greater presence in the South China Sea — by, for […]

U.S. defense chief warns against militarization of territorial rows in Asia

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter kicked off his first Asian tour on Wednesday with a stern warning against the militarization of territorial rows in a region where China is at odds with several nations in the East and South China Seas. Carter’s visit to Japan coincides with growing U.S. concern over China’s […]

In a Test of Wills, Japanese Fighter Pilots Confront Chinese

NAHA, Japan — Once a sleepy, sun-soaked backwater, this air base on the southern island of Okinawa has become the forefront of a dangerous test of wills between two of Asia’s largest powers, Japan and China. At least once every day, Japanese F-15 fighter jets roar down the runway, scrambling to intercept foreign aircraft, mostly […]

Wary of Japan’s new defense minister, China calls for peace

BEIJING: China has advised Japan to stay on the ” path of peace”. The advice comes after newly elected prime minister Shinzo Abe picked a pro-militarization politician, Gen Nakatani, as the new defence minister. “It is our position that whoever serves as the defence minister of Japan, the Japanese side should follow the path of […]