Sunday, 23 September 2012

East China Sea Dispute

China's military vows to defend Diaoyu

China's armed forces on Tuesday vowed unwavering determination and will to guard its territorial sovereignty, in a statement issued by the Defense Ministry.

"We are closely watching the development of the situation, and we reserve the right to take countermeasures," Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters on Tuesday.

The Chinese military expressed strong opposition and protest against the Japanese government decision to "nationalize" China's territorial Diaoyu Islands, the spokesman said.

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Japanese hunker down in China as protesters regather
Reuters India - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By Ben Blanchard and Antoni Slodkowski | BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of Japanese businesses and the country's embassy suspended services in China on Tuesday, as anti-Japan protests threatened to reignite and drag a territorial dispute between ...

Japan Govt: Received Report Two Japanese Landed On Senkaku Islands
Wall Street Journal (India) - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By Toko Sekiguchi TOKYO--Japan's top government spokesman said Tuesday that two Japanese nationals landed on one of the disputed Senkaku islands earlier in the day, citing the country's coast guard. "We have received a report that two Japanese ...

Japan warns Chinese ship near disputed isles
AsiaOne - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Chinese military troops stand at attention for the visit of US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the Bayi Building in Beijing on September 18, 2012. TOKYO - Japanese coastguards said Tuesday they had warned away a Chinese boat spotted near an island ...

China braces for reignited protests on Mukden anniversary
South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Macau's hospitality industry has seen fast, vast expansion, but does the new Sheraton Hotel complete a full house, asks Nadine Bateman. Soldiers guard the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: EPA Hundreds of Japanese businesses and the ...

Fresh wave of anti-Japan protests hit China
Financial Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By FT reporters Thousands of Chinese protesters gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Tuesday and Japanese companies in China braced for an escalation of demonstrations over a territorial dispute between the two countries...

Japan govt: China should deal with protests calmly
Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
| TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China should deal with anti-Japan demostrations calmly and with a long-term perspective given the key role Japanese firms play in supporting its economy, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday...

Japan automakers scale back China production
Straits Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's big three automakers shuttered some or all of their factory operations in China on Tuesday amid escalating anti-Japan protests centred on a bitter territorial dispute between the Asian giants. Honda Motor said it had temporarily ...

Japan Coast Guard says 2 Japanese land on island at centre of territorial row
The Province - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By AP September 17, 2012 7:40 PM TOKYO - Japan's Coast Guard says two Japanese have landed on one of the islands at the centre of a blazing territorial dispute with China. Coast Guard official Yuji Sakanaka said Tuesday that the reason the two landed ...

Japanese land on disputed islands; reason unclear
Jakarta Post - ‎50 minutes ago‎
AP, Tokyo, Japan | World | Tue, September 18 2012, 9:48 AM Japan's Coast Guard says two Japanese have landed on one of the islands at the center of a blazing territorial dispute with China. Coast Guard official Yuji Sakanaka said Tuesday that the ...

Security Tight as Thousands Protest Outside Japanese Embassy in Beijing
Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Brian Spegele Protesters hold posters of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong, Chinese national flags and banners as soldiers and policemen stand guard during a protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China, outside the Japanese embassy ...

Japanese activists land on disputed island
Hindustan Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Two Japanese activists landed on an island at the centre of a bitter dispute with China on Tuesday, the government in Tokyo said. "Two Japanese landed on Uotsurijima at about 9:30 am (0030 GMT)," Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters, ...

A sea of trouble surrounds five tiny islands
Globe and Mail - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A dispute over a quintet of uninhabited islands is jeopardizing the political and trade relationship between the world's second and third-largest economies, as a number of Japan's flagship companies announced temporary closures of their China ...

Tension on the high seas between China and Japan
Globe and Mail - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Some 1000 Chinese fishing boats – draped in national flags – are reportedly en route to the waters around a disputed set of islands, posing a fresh challenge to the Japanese government's de facto sovereignty over the area and potentially bringing the ...

Chinese ship warned away from disputed island
ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
By China correspondent Stephen McDonell and wires Japanese coastguards say they have warned away a Chinese boat that was spotted near an island at the heart of a territorial row between Beijing and Tokyo. A spokesman from the coastguard in Okinawa said ...

China Sees More Anti-Japan Protests Over Islands
NPR - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching past the Japanese Embassy in Beijing shouting patriotic slogans, demanding boycotts of Japanese goods and calling on China to assert its claim over disputed islands held by the Japanese government...

Anti-Japan protests in China seen to benefit non-Japanese firms
Korea Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG (Yonhap) -- Escalating anti-Japanese protests in China could come as a boon to rivals of Japanese companies there due to worsening consumer sentiment toward Japanese products, analysts said Tuesday. Protesting Japan's claim over disputed ...

China paper hints at anti-Japan sanctions
The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING: The mouthpiece of China's Communist Party warned on Monday that Japan's economy could suffer for up to 20 years if Beijing chose to impose sanctions over an escalating territorial row. Anti-Japanese protests have been held across China in ...

Japan firms stop China operation
The Nation - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (AFP) - Japanese firms Canon and Panasonic suspended operations at several plants in China on Monday, they said, as worries grew over mass anti-Tokyo protests in the world's second biggest economy. Beijing and Tokyo are at loggerheads over ...

China sees more anti-Japan protests over islands
Alpena News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
AP BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching past the Japanese Embassy in Beijing shouting patriotic slogans, demanding boycotts of Japanese goods and calling on China to assert its claim over disputed islands held by the Japanese government ...

Japanese car makers suspend China production
Morning Whistle - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Honda Motor Co., Mazda Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. have suspended production in China in the wake of anti-Japan protests over the weekend related to a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing. Honda spokeswoman Natsuno Asanuma said the ...

Japanese activists land on Diaoyu island
RTHK - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Two Japanese activists have landed on the largest island in the Diaoyu chain of islands. The Japanese coastguard said they had already left. A government official said the two activists were from Japan's main southern island of Kyushu...

Diaoyu Islands Defending Forum opens in Jakarta
People's Daily Online - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Jakarta, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Diaoyu Islands Defending Forum organized by the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of Indonesia ( ZCCI) and representatives of the overseas Chinese in Indonesia opened here Monday, aiming to express strong indignation over ...

$345 billion at stake in China-Japan territorial spat: WSJ
Morning Whistle - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The website of the Wall Street Journal Monday published a story discussing the possible economic damage of China and Japan over their ongoing territorial spat. In the context of globalization, the author Alex Frangos argues that the Sino-Japan trading ...

China sees more anti-Japan protests
KOIN Local 6 - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Police combat tear gas during a demonstration over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China. Protests have taken place across China in a dispute that is becoming increasingly worrying for regional stability...

Japanese firms plan China shutdown amid protests
Radio Australia - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Japanese firms, including Toyota and Yamaha, are shutting their doors in China as anti-Japanese sentiment boils over in angry protests. A protester carries a defaced Japanese flag with Chinese characters reading: "Wipe out Japanese pirates, ...

Baidu declares for China with Diaoyu Island doodle
The Next Web - ‎28 minutes ago‎
As thousands of Chinese citizens continue to protest against Japan's nationalization of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, local search engine Baidu took a clear stance on Tuesday with a 'doodle' on its homepage that showed a Chinese flag planted on the ...

Japanese land on disputed islands; China protests continue
Asian Correspondent - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By AP News Sep 18, 2012 11:06AM UTC TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Coast Guard says two Japanese have landed on one of the islands at the center of a blazing territorial dispute with China. The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and ...

Chinese hold anti-Japan protests on war-linked anniversary
Mainichi Daily News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Chinese held anti-Japan protests in major cities on Tuesday, the anniversary of a 1931 incident that led to Japan's invasion of China, to denounce Tokyo's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands claimed by China...

Japan responsible for damage from violent protests: China
Mainichi Daily News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China on Monday blamed Japan for damage that Japanese companies operating in the country suffered from vandalism in anti-Japan demonstrations over the weekend in the country. Japan's "illegal purchase" of the Senkaku Islands...

90% of Chinese back additional countermeasures against Japan
Mainichi Daily News - ‎36 minutes ago‎