A boat carrying scores of asylum-seekers to Australia foundered Tuesday, as regional ministers discussed the increasingly pressing issue in Indonesia ahead of Australian elections next month.
Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country's defense minister said Monday during a U.S. visit.1 Comment
Boats carrying about 20 members of a Japanese nationalist group headed back to port on Sunday after sailing near tiny islands in the East China Sea that are at the center of a dispute between Japan and China.
Three Chinese coast guard ships on Sunday remained near disputed waters around a set of islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by both countries after entering the contested zone a day earlier, Japan's coast guard said.
The Philippines said Wednesday that U.S. spy planes were providing crucial intelligence on Chinese military activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
Gas has started flowing to energy-hungry China through a pipeline from Myanmar, Beijing's official media reported, in a major project that highlights their economic links even as political ties come under pressure.
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani personally stopped the development of a clandestine nuclear weapon in 2003, a former ambassador to the country said Saturday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Friday called on Asian nations to reduce tensions in disputed waters across the region as Washington redoubles efforts to confront China's growing maritime presence there.
The Chinese government has apparently put a stop to the suggestion that the status of the Ryukyu Islands between Japan and Taiwan remains undetermined, as claimed in a recent article in China's state-run People's Daily newspaper, a Taiwanese scholar said yesterday.
Tokyo expressed concern Thursday over recent Chinese military and maritime activity near disputed islands that Japan controls, including the flight of a Chinese fighter jet near Japanese airspace.