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2008-09-16 12:00:21

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao website on 15 September [Article by Yi Hsiung: "Both Sides of Taiwan Strait Join Hands in Exploiting Diaoyu Islands' Resources"] A few days ago two major energy enterprises in the mainland and Taiwan decided to join hands in prospecting for and exploiting oil and gas resources in China's Diaoyu Islands waters. This move marks the rise of cross-Strait energy cooperation to a new height and also deals a heavy blow to some Japanese energy...

2008-06-27 09:03:03

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["CNOOC Pledges To Share Investment, Risk With Japan on Joint Development of East China Sea"] BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) - China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)plans to share investment and risk with Japanese companies in jointly developing gas and oil resources in the East China Sea in accordance with the principle of mutual benefit, according to Zhou Shouwei, the company's vice president. "The...

2008-06-20 12:00:41

By Osamu Kawakami, The Yomiuri Shimbun Jun. 19--TOKYO -- Japan and China moved a huge step forward in resolving a five-year-old issue over gas exploration rights in the East China Sea by reaching an agreement to jointly develop some of the gas fields. The agreement, the first of its kind on the issue, can be described as crystalizing the strategic mutually beneficial relationship both governments have used as a slogan recently. However, there are a slew of problems to be solved,...

2008-06-19 06:00:15

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 19 June [Report by Stephen Chen: "Anti-Japanese Protesters Assail Beijing's Gas Pact"] Fifteen Chinese protesters demonstrated in front of the Japanese embassy in Beijing yesterday, venting their fury over the sinking of a Taiwanese fishing boat by a Japanese coastguard ship. A Sino-Japanese deal over oil and gas rights in the East China Sea also angered protesters in the capital and in Changsha , Hunan province,...

2008-06-17 15:00:54

TOKYO _ Japan and China have agreed to include the Asunaro gas field in their joint development of gas fields in the East China Sea, it has been learned. According to the details of the joint gas field development so far agreed upon by Japan and China, the development of the Shirakaba gas field will be financed by both countries. But the distribution of revenues from gas production at the field, called Chunxiao in China, will favor the Chinese side, which has invested significant funds in...

2006-08-17 01:00:00

BEIJING -- China environmental officials said the East China Sea is dying from pollution and overfishing, a state newspaper reported on Thursday. Eighty-one percent of the East China Sea, a major fishing ground ringed by China, South Korea and Japan, was rated category-four for pollution, the second worst category in a five-tier scale, the Shanghai Daily said, quoting a survey by environmental officials from China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang. The figure represented a 53 percent...

2006-05-24 04:50:10

TOKYO (Reuters) - Six countries including Japan, China, South Korea and the United States are to hold a series of joint maritime exercises, just weeks after Tokyo and Seoul were locked in a tense stand-off over some tiny disputed islands. Japan, China, South Korea, the United States, Canada and Russia will launch naval exercises in the Japan Sea and East China Sea to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction, starting on Saturday, Japanese Coastguard officials said. The...

2006-04-17 21:28:20

TOKYO (Reuters) - China has told Japan it will revise its ban on ships entering an area of the East China Sea that straddles a disputed maritime border with Japan, Japan's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. China told Japan it made "technical errors" in imposing the maritime traffic ban and would revise it so that it did not go beyond a disputed median line drawn by Japan to separate the two countries' 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zones, the Foreign Ministry said in a...

2005-10-02 02:23:33

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa criticized China on Sunday for sending warships near disputed gas fields in the East China Sea, after a media report said a Chinese ship had pointed a gun at a Japanese patrol plane. The row over China's development of gas fields in the sea dividing the two countries -- and near waters which Japan claims -- is one of several issues that have strained ties between the Asian neighbors. Japan and China failed...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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