Tag: Beijing

Will the IMF headquarters move to Beijing?

(People’s Daily Online)    09:19, June 17, 2014 The International Monetary Fund’s headquarters may one day move from Washington to Beijing, aligning with China’s growing influence in the world economy, the fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said early this month. Attaching importance to China Christine Lagarde made the statement […]

Beijing’s dangerous arrogance in the South China Sea

Philip Bowring says Beijing’s superiority complex and selective reading of Southeast Asian history have become the toxic brew fuelling tensions in the South China Sea Philip Bowring BIO China’s current behaviour vis-à-vis its South China Sea neighbours is aggressive, arrogant and smacks of Han chauvinism and ethnocentrism. Far from […]

Manila’s provocations reflect weakness

“The Philippines could do nothing but provoke China like a clown under the indulgence of some Western forces” (Global Times)    07:36, March 31, 2014 The Philippines on Sunday filed a case against China’s “territorial invasion” with the UN arbitral tribunal. This comes a day after a nearly two-hour standoff […]

Senior Navy intelligence officer ” China was training its forces to be capable of carrying out a “short, sharp” war with Japan in the East China Sea “

Pentagon plays down intelligence officer’s provocative China assessment Segment found at about 26:28 Source: Reuters – Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:31 AM Author: Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Thursday played down remarks by a senior Navy intelligence officer who told a public forum that […]

China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks / “The Diaoyus are an inherent territory of China. Japan’s seizure and occupation of the islands are illegal and invalid”

China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks Shinzo Abe’s comments that Beijing is violating freedom of aviation are condemned as ‘malicious slander’ Staff and agencies in Beijing theguardian.com, Sunday 15 December 2013 00.02 EST   Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, […]

State media calls for ‘timely countermeasures’ against Japan over air zone “We are willing to engage in a protracted confrontation with Japan.”

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 4:02am UPDATED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 5:56am Agence France-Presse in Beijing Japan and South Korea both said on Thursday that they had disregarded the air defence identification zone that Beijing declared last weekend, showing a united front after unarmed US B-52 […]

China scrambles military planes after US and Japan fly sorties into new zone

EEV: Read the Link to article at bottom – “japan-prime-target-chinas-new-air-zone-state-media” Tensions rise as US and Japan fly sorties and South Korea puts contested island in its own zone Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 10:26am UPDATED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 11:49pm Chinese military aircraft were […]

South Korea caught in crossfire amid air defence zone row / China’s air defence zone overlaps with some 3,000 square kilometres of South Korea’s

UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 3:13pm Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com China’s air defence zone aimed at Tokyo puts South Korea in an awkward position   South Korea is finding itself caught in the crossfire amid growing Sino-Japanese tensions after Beijing’s declaration of a new air defence zone (ADIZ) […]