disputed islands

China installs weapons on disputed islands: US think tank

China has installed weapon systems on all seven artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a US think tank has claimed, despite Beijing promising not to militarise the region.

Dec 15, 2016, 18:20 PM IST
Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed islands in East China Sea

Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed islands in East China Sea

Japan protested to China on Sunday after Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea, Tokyo said.

Nov 06, 2016, 11:26 AM IST
New Chinese islands don`t settle sea disputes: Japan

New Chinese islands don`t settle sea disputes: Japan

 Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal", after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island-building.

Jun 17, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Argentina invokes Gandhi over disputed islands with Britain

 With Argentina still going through sovereignty disputes to reclaim the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas with Britain, the South American country is applying the way of Mahatma Gandhi`s `ahimsa` - truth, love and fraternity - that brought independence to India.

May 03, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Philippines seeks more military aid from US to counter China

 The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed waters.

Apr 21, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

South Korea condemns Japanese books as bid to repeat 'past mistakes'

South Korea condemned on Monday Japan`s approval of textbooks that it said distorted history by claiming disputed islands, summoning Japan`s ambassador and warning that the approval was a sign Japan was prepared to repeat its colonial wartime past.

Apr 06, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea

Japan urged South Korea again Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies.

Feb 22, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

China launches website to claim islands disputed with Japan

China on Tuesday launched a website for an uninhabited islet chain in the East China Sea that is at the centre of a long dispute with Japan, in its latest bid to assert sovereignty over an archipelago administered by Tokyo.

Dec 30, 2014, 20:57 PM IST

South, North Korea ships fire shots at disputed sea border

A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed sea border off the peninsula`s west coast and fired shots back before retreating, a South Korean defence official said.

Oct 07, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

"Strongly protest" over Russia`s military exercises on disputed islands: Japan

Japan said on Wednesday that Tokyo would "strongly protest" to Russia over military exercises on disputed Pacific islands that have strained relations between the two nations since the end of World War Two. 

Aug 13, 2014, 11:38 AM IST

Russia ready for talks with Japan over disputed islands: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia is ready for talks with Japan over disputed Pacific Islands but that Japan may not be ready for negotiations.

May 25, 2014, 14:04 PM IST

China summons US, Japan envoys over remarks on disputed island

China today summoned USA and Japanese ambassadors here separately and lodged protest over a joint statement issued during US President`s visit to Tokyo that asserted their bilateral security treaty was applicable to the disputed islands.

Apr 25, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Japan broke ground today on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

Apr 20, 2014, 02:35 AM IST

Mauritius opposes British minister`s visit to disputed islands

Mauritius protested against a recent visit by British minister Mark Simmonds to the Chagos Archipelago, which Mauritius deems as part of its territory, a statement said.

Mar 16, 2014, 05:15 AM IST

Philippines says China fired water cannon at disputed shoal

The Philippines` military chief today accused China`s coast guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen for the first time to drive them away from a disputed sea shoal.

Feb 24, 2014, 14:44 PM IST

Japan stages rally over disputed islands with S Korea

Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo`s claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial row between the neighbours.

Feb 22, 2014, 10:49 AM IST

Japan issues teachers new instructions on disputed islands

Japanese education chiefs will instruct schools to teach children that islands at the centre of disputes with China and South Korea belong unequivocally to Tokyo, the government said on Tuesday.

Jan 28, 2014, 12:19 PM IST

China defends air defence zone over disputed islands

China on Saturday defended its establishment of an air defence zone over islands diputed with Japan following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remarks that Beijing was forcibly changing the status quo in the East China Sea.

Jan 25, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

China ships enter waters off disputed islands

Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incursion this year.

Jan 12, 2014, 15:43 PM IST

US telling airlines to stay safe in East China Sea

The United States is advising all US airlines to take steps to stay safe amid fresh tensions in the East China Sea as they seek clarification about Beijing`s newly-declared air zone over disputed islands.

Nov 28, 2013, 13:33 PM IST