Monday, December 9, 2013
Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incident since Beijing announced an air defense zone in the area last month.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The White House said on Thursday that China's new air defense zone over the East China Sea was “unacceptable” and urged Beijing not to implement it, but stopped sort of calling for it to rescind its declaration.1 Comment
China's Foreign Ministry criticized Japan's lower house of parliament on Friday for passing a resolution demanding that Beijing scrap its air defense zone over the East China Sea, saying Japan had no right to “talk nonsense.”1 Comment
Friday, December 6, 2013
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned China on Thursday against escalating a dispute over an East China Sea air zone, adding that regional peace and stability were in Beijing's interests.2 Comments
China's new rural reforms will stop short of giving commercial firms free rein to buy land and will focus instead on creating bigger family farms, the country's top rural official said in remarks published on Thursday.
Beijing is the second most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed Thursday.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
Emerging from a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that U.S.-China relations depend on trust and a positive notion of each other's motives. Neither leader made public mention of a major clash over1 Comment
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced demands for the return of priceless artifacts looted from Beijing in the 19th century on Wednesday, the last day of his visit to China.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013