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AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan hopes for better relationship with China

BEIJING: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hopes for improved relations with China during talks here that have also touched on joint efforts to counter North Korea’s nuclear programme.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Irresponsible’ remarks by US on South China Sea rejected

BEIJING: China has expressed “firm opposition” to remarks made by US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defence summit over the weekend, after he criticised Beijing’s “militarisation” of the South China Sea.

Japan 19 May 2017 | 5:29 AM

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Tokyo (AFP) - Japan said Friday it scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese vessel sailing in disputed waters launched a drone, the latest bout of tension in a longstanding territorial row.

China 17 Mar 2017 | 10:43 AM

China blocks Pinterest

BEIJING: Image-curation website Pinterest has become the latest social media service blocked in China, checks on censorship monitoring websites indicated Friday.

AseanPlus News 05 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Do not destablise East Asia, US warned

Beijing: China warned the United States not to destabilise East Asia after Donald Trump’s new defence secretary said an island chain claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing was covered by a US-Japan military accord.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 2:09 PM

Trump's defence chief heads to Asia, eying China, North Korea threat

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defence secretary is expected to underscore U.S. security commitments to key allies South Korea and Japan on his debut trip to Asia this week as concerns mount over North Korea's missile programme and tensions with China.

World 31 Aug 2016 | 11:33 AM

Japan's military seeks record spending to counter North Korea, China moves

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defence ministry on Wednesday asked for a hike in spending to record levels, as it juggles its responses to a growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea and China's assertive moves in the East China Sea.