Leaders of China, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam to Settle Island Disputes with Fight to the Death

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Aquino and Xi

BEIJING — Hailed as one of the biggest success stories to come out of APEC, the heads-of-state of China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam agreed on Tuesday to settle their territory disputes in the South China Sea with a classic, no-holds-barred fight to the death.

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China’s New World Map Claims Hawaii, Most of Micronesia

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
World map

BEIJING — In a move that will surely escalate tensions, China’s Ministry of Education has released a new world map in which China claims large swaths of the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii and most of Micronesia.

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China Gifts Japan Giant Wooden Horse, Withdraws from South China Sea

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Trojan Horse

TOKYO — In an apparent easing of tensions, the People’s Liberation Army has presented the nation of Japan with a giant wooden horse in honor of Chinese New Year.

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China Declares Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone

BEIJING — Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon.

The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, “will protect China’s core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.” All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris must notify China before passing through or into the zone.

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Just About Anything Capable of Flight Now Violating China’s Airspace

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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China Establishes “Air Defense Identification Zone” with Disputed Islands

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Chinese government has established an “Air Defense Identification Zone” in the East China Sea which encompasses the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, increasing tensions with Japan and the U.S. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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New Volcanic Island Off Japan Immediately Claimed As Chinese Sovereign Territory

Monday, November 25, 2013
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Taiwan and Japan Play Fight Around Chinese Islands

Friday, September 28, 2012
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China to Purchase Four Islands in Disputed Territory

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu

BEIJING — In response to the Japanese government’s purchase of a group of disputed islands for $30 million this week, Beijing announced that it too will purchase several islands in disputed territory.

“We are looking at securing appropriations that will allow us to purchase four more-or-less uninhabited islands to the east: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu,” said Liu Qi, a senior official in the Ministry of Land and Resources. “Though the islands possess scant natural resources, we have found ample stores of manga and pornography, both of which mainland citizens sorely need.”

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