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Japan PM Abe’s Pacific trade pact gambit pays off

March 18, 2013

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Reuters – Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first politically risky step of declaring the country’s intent to join talks on a U.S.-led Pacific Rim free trade pact appears to be paying off as his record high ratings edge even higher. Public opinion surveys showed on Monday that Abe’s support ratings had risen since last month […]

How a non-existent island became China’s southernmost territory

February 8, 2013

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Where is the “southernmost point of Chinese territory”? It’s a controversial question and the least controversial answer might be Hainan Island . More controversial options would be the Paracel (Xisha) islands or the Spratlys (Nansha). But officially the southernmost point is even further south – as far south as the James Shoal, about 100 kilometres […]

China Threatened Japan’s Forces

February 6, 2013

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Abe Condemns China’s ‘Dangerous’ Use of Weapons-Targeting Radar Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says it is “extremely regrettable” that a Chinese warship locked its pre-firing radar on a Japanese navy boat near disputed islands last week. Speaking to a parliamentary session Wednesday, Abe called the move “dangerous.” He said it could lead to an accidental […]

China to Invest $1.6 Billion on Disputed Islands

December 26, 2012

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China plans to spend more than $1 billion building an airport, piers and other infrastructure on islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Vietnam and the Philippines, the 21st Century Business Herald reported. The central government approved plans to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in infrastructure for areas administered by the city […]

ASEAN members seek India’s help on South China Sea disputes

December 21, 2012

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Southeast Asian countries have urged India to intervene to help resolve bitter territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. Asean called on India, which vowed to promote co-operation on trade and maritime security with the bloc, to take a more decisive stance in the region. Individual countries in the 10-member Association of Southeast […]

The Philippines is now alone against China in South China sea’s disputes

December 9, 2012

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Vietnam once again broke up anti-China peaceful protests in Hanoi and Saigon this morning (Sunday 9/12/2012), and reaffirms its incestuous close tie to Beijing, leaving the Philippines as the only ASEAN’s member to fight off China’s aggression in the South China sea.  Cambodia and Laos are under Vietnam’s control, and unofficially became China’s newest province […]

“New Chinese Passports ‘Counterproductive’”

November 30, 2012

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Indonesia’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Thursday that new Chinese passports featuring a map laying claim to disputed islands were “counterproductive.” Although it is not a claimant itself, Indonesia has mediated in the dispute between China and several members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), using its position as the […]

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