Senkaku Islands dispute

Clashes in the South and East China Seas have escalated significantly over the past two years, with Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam accusing Beijing of upsetting regional stability by aggressively claiming disputed territories and waters

Obama seeks to reassure Japan on security

Abe presses visiting US president for renewed pledge of support


Tokyo and Beijing must defuse rhetoric before it is too late
The stand-off between China and Japan is worrying
US was right to confront Chinese over air defence zone

Obama says islands covered by Japan pact

US president’s comments draw angry response from China

Japan strengthens defensive front line

New military radar surveillance of East China Sea

Beijing bristles at Hagel warning

US defence secretary says lack of consultation increases tensions

US warns China over maritime disputes

Move comes ahead of Obama visit to Asia

China rejects Manila’s case on sea dispute

Philippines files UN arbitration claim over contested waters

US warns Asia it risks Crimea moment

Pacific Fleet commander hits out at maritime disputes

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the opening of parliament

China ramps up rhetoric battle with Japan

Beijing warns it will ‘safeguard the victory of World War II’

China warns neighbours on territory spats

Beijing tells US to accept its growing presence in Asia

US warns on Chinese naval exercises

China training for ‘short, sharp war’ with Japan

US leaves S Korea in limbo over islands

State department plays down issue over disputed archipelago

Kerry warns on threat to Asian stability

Maritime deal needed to avoid a conflict, says US secretary of state

Philippines battles China at UN

Beijing’s claim to swath of South China Sea challenged

Chinese navy makes waves in the Pacific

Beijing moves into waters where US has been dominant

US toughens line on China sea clash

Officials warn on island claims as allies push Obama to combat Beijing

Obama walks into Asia tensions crossfire

Planned visit by US president becomes latest flashpoint

US says China ‘acting professionally’ in air defence zone

Pacific Command head adds that zone adds to ‘insecurity’

Japan tells schools to teach island claim

Seoul demands Tokyo retract new teaching guidelines

China balloonist misses mark in island spat

Man plucked from sea after failing to land on one of islands

Japan sets out assertive defence strategy

Abe increases military spending in move to counter China

China accuses US of ‘harassing’ navy ships

Incident sparked fears of accidental collision

China attacks Abe ‘slander’ at Asean

Air zone intensifies dispute over boundaries

Japan extends Asean swap deals

Move seen as part of diplomatic effort in dispute with China

Seoul changes tack on China air zone

Safety concerns amid rising tensions cited as reason for move

Japanese plan calls for stronger military

Tokyo must expand alliances and strengthen US ties, paper says