Japanese warships call on Vladivostok for joint anti-pirate drills

Two Japanese warships arrived here Sunday for a visit and joint anti-pirate drills with Russia. The two Japanese ships — destroyer Ariake and frigate Oyodo — will join Russian destroyer Admiral Panteleyev and other vessels for joint anti-pirate drills on Wednesday off the coast of Vladivostok, local media reported. During the visit, the Japanese military […]

Japanese trade hit hard by Diaoyu dispute

Japanese trade hit hard by Diaoyu dispute

The Japanese government’s illegal purchase of China’s Diaoyu Islands is hurting trade between the two countries. A poll shows a large number of Japanese companies are paying the price. And the row is also hitting Japanese stock markets. Suffering from the dispute. According to a new poll from Reuters, about 41 percent of Japanese firms […]

China opposes Japanese landing on Diaoyu Islands

China opposes Japanese landing on Diaoyu Islands

China has strongly protested against the landing on the Diaoyu Islands by Japanese government security personnel. A number of Japanese security personnel landed on the islands illegally on Friday evening, in the name of preventing Taiwan activists from doing so. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei says the move constitutes a severe violation of China‚Äôs territorial […]

China to complete local lawmaker elections by year-end

China will complete a new round of elections of lawmakers at county- and township-level by the end of 2012, with the last five provincial regions currently proceeding with their elections, a statement said on Sunday. Altogether 26 of 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland have completed their county and township lawmaker […]

Details of the trials of Wang Lijun

Details of the trials of Wang Lijun

Wang Lijun, Chongqing’s former vice mayor and former police chief, stood trial on Monday and Tuesday on charges of bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking in Chengdu, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. At the trials in the Chengdu Municipal Intermediate People’s Court, prosecutors produced evidence while two lawyers retained […]

Japan’s “purchase” of Diaoyu Islands will damage trade ties with China

Japan’s “purchase” of Diaoyu Islands will damage trade ties with China

Japan’s unlawful “purchase” of China’s Diaoyu Islands will certainly affect and damage the development of economic and trade relations between the two countries, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Wednesday. “It is not what we wish to see, for which Japan should take full responsibility,” MOC spokesman Shen Danyang said at a regular press conference. […]

China to face weaker external demand

China to face weaker external demand

China is likely to grapple with weaker external demand during the rest of 2012 due to the slowing global economy, Shen Danyang, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, acknowledged on Wednesday. “External demand in the next few months will be weaker than in the first half and the first eight months of the year,” Shen […]

China launches two Beidou navigation satellites

China launches two Beidou navigation satellites

The Long March-3B rocket carrying two satellites blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on Sept. 19, 2012. China successfully launched two satellites into space Wednesday morning, the 14th and 15th of its indigenous global navigation and positioning network known as Beidou, or Compass […]