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China Rejects Clinton’s View of Islands Dispute

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it is strongly dissatisfied with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks concerning disputed islands claimed by both China and Japan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday that it “resolutely opposes” the U.S. stance and warns the United States to be “careful in words and cautious in action.” Clinton said after a Washington […]

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US Warns Against Unilateral Moves In Japan-China Island Dispute

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States opposes any unilateral actions on the disputed islands in the East China Sea. Speaking at a joint conference with the visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Clinton called on Japan and China to resolve their territorial dispute peacefully. But she also indirectly warned China against […]

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Chinese Official Calls for Dialogue with Japan on Island Dispute

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese leader is calling for talks with Japan to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea. Jia Qinglin, who heads China’s top political advisory body, made the comments during a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. The state-run China Daily quoted Jia as […]

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Chinese Official Calls for Dialogue with Japan on Island Dispute

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese leader is calling for talks with Japan to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea. Jia Qinglin, who heads China’s top political advisory body, says the two sides should handle the dispute in order to protect relations and preserve regional stability. His comments, published […]

China to Survey Disputed Islands

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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China says it plans to conduct a geographical survey of a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with Japan. The official Xinhua news agency says the survey of the Diaoyu Islands, known as Senkaku in Japan, is part of a wider plan to map China’s territorial claims. It gave no […]

Apple, Google Maps Run Afoul of South Korea

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Some map applications are stirring up trouble, virtually erasing South Korea’s claims to an island chain also claimed by Japan. Both Apple and Google have removed the Korean name for the islands from their English and Japanese map services. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said Thursday the government is launching a formal objection […]

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Three Chinese Ships Sail Near Disputed Islands: Japanese Coast Guard

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Japanese Coast Guard says three Chinese government ships have entered the waters near a hotly disputed island chain in the East China Sea. In a statement Wednesday, the coast guard says the Chinese ships ignored warnings from Japanese patrol vessels and sailed near the Tokyo-controlled islands. It says the Japanese ships are demanding that […]

Chinese Ships Again Enter Disputed Waters

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Four Chinese surveillance ships have entered waters near disputed Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, further intensifying a bitter territorial dispute. Japan’s Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Tuesday authorities have called on the ships to leave the Japanese waters, and that a complaint has been lodged with China’s government. In Beijing, a Chinese foreign […]

Japan’s Noda Vows No Compromise in Island Dispute with China

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says Tokyo will not compromise on its claim to a group of uninhabited islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China. Speaking at a news conference at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr. Noda also defended his government’s recent purchase of the East China Sea […]

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Japan, China Hold High-Level Talks on Island Dispute, No Progress Reported

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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A bitter territorial dispute between China and Japan showed no signs of improvement Tuesday, as foreign ministers from both countries held high-level talks to ease tensions. The official Xinhua news agency says Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi “reiterated China’s position” on the disputed East China Sea islands during the talks, which were held on the sidelines […]

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