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China lashes out at US, Japan for ‘irresponsible remarks’ over ADIZ issue

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hong Lei gestures for questions at a press briefing in Beijing in this November 2010 file photo.   AFP

The word war over the plans of China to establish an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea heated up further after Beijing lashed out at the United States (US) and Japan for their “irresponsible remarks.”

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US warns China over planned new air zone

In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Reports about China’s plans to set up a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea drew a quick reaction from the United States Department of State, which said it was still in the process of confirmation.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China should scrap air defense zone – Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flashes the thumbs-up sign as he arrives at Manila's International Airport, Philippines on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Kerry is in the Philippines to show American backing for the longtime ally and inspect typhoon recovery efforts. AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized China for its unilateral establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea and warned against a similar move in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China ships sail through disputed waters as tensions simmer

In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US vows to ease tension over China’s air defense zone

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

The US government is now working towards reducing tension caused by China’s declaration of its own air defense identification zone (ADIZ), US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said on Thursday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »