Editor's note: The United States has promised a "neutral" stand in the disputes between Beijing and Tokyo over China's Diaoyu Islands, yet it constantly proclaims that the isles are covered by a security treaty Washington signed with Tokyo in 1951.
Washington needs to take concrete steps to promote China-U.S. ties
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Though U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Asia-Pacific is big enough to hold both China and the United States, Washington still need to take concrete actions to improve its ties with China.
For quite a while, the U.S. government has repeatedly made welcoming remarks on China's rise, but at the same time it has shown little respect for China's sovereign rights in the area. Full story
Japan's attempt to buy Diaoyu islands is illegal
BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Tokyo’s illegal survey and plans to purchase the Diaoyu Islands have been seen as provocations that violate Chinese sovereignty. What do the Japanese government and Tokyo’s governor want to achieve through these actions?
Analysts say the proposals by Tokyo Metropolis and the Japanese government to buy the Diaoyu Islands are part of a struggle for personal political gain. Japanese rightists want to corner the government, blaming it for not being tough enough in the dispute. Full story
Japan gov't shouldn't be led by nose by rightists over Diaoyu Islands
BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- A pack of Japanese rightists aboard vessels illegally surveyed around China's Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, a latest provocative move that infringes on Chinese territory.
To curb such provocations and ease tensions over the islands, the Japanese government should avoid being crippled by the right-wingers and handle relevant issues from the overall interests of the Sino-Japanese relations. Full story
Indonesia, U.S. urge peaceful solution to South China Sea dispute
JAKARTA, Sept.3 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said Monday Indonesia and the United States governments reach consensus for a peaceful solution over the South China Sea dispute.
"It should be settled peacefully through diplomatic channels, and comply with the existing international and maritime laws," Marty told a press conference held after a meeting with the visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here. Full story
Clinton stresses security in Pacific in pushing American partnership model
In a speech with a heavy emphasis on "security", U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pacific island leaders Friday that the U.S. was looking to an "American model of partnership" in the region.
"We all have important contributions and stakes in this region' s success, to advance your security, your opportunity and your prosperity. I think, after all, the Pacific is big enough for all of us," she said. Full story
Tokyo gov't survey group starts illegal survey at waters near Diaoyu Islands
TOKYO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- A survey group organized by Tokyo metropolitan government arrived at waters near Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea and started illegal survey around the islands Sunday morning, local media reported.
The group departed from Ishigaki port, Okinawa, Saturday night and arrived at waters surrounding Diaoyu Islands at 5 a.m. Sunday local time. The group started illegal survey at 6:15 a.m., including measuring the temperature and the depth of the water and the landform of the area. Full story
Japanese gov't rejects Tokyo's request to land on China's Diaoyu Islands
TOKYO, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Japanese central government rejected Tokyo metropolitan government's application of landing on Diaoyu Islands Monday, said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura on a press conference.
Fujimura said central government does not allow any citizen landing on Diaoyu Islands in order to maintain the stability of the area, so the government rejected Tokyo's request following the consistent principle. Full story