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Chinese reoccupying Russia – David Wall

From the Japan Times (link): Among the noncultural things that Russian President Vladimir Putin did in China recently was to sign agreements to build two pipelines to carry Russian gas to west China. This was just a week before the Chinese signed an agreement with Turkmenistan for another pipeline to carry even more gas to […]

China bans vessels near gas field: report – Japan Times

From The Japan Times (link): Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Tsutomu Takebe criticized Beijing on Sunday over a news report that Chinese maritime authorities have banned ship traffic in the East China Sea near the median line with Japan while it expands the Pinghu gas field. According to Japanese Embassy sources in Beijing, the area […]

China offers gas field proposal - Nobuyoshi Sakajiri

From Asashi.com (link): In a compromise of sorts, China proposed a new joint development plan Tuesday during talks on gas reserves in the East China Sea. The proposal included the possibility for joint development on the Chinese side of the median line between Japan and China. “There were many points that have to be considered” […]

Japan-China Oil Dispute Escalates – Anthony Faiola

From the Washington Post: China has completed at least one new drilling platform in the East China Sea and may already be tapping into hotly contested natural gas and oil fields, escalating a dispute with Japan over the rights to billions of dollars worth of underwater energy reserves, according to Japanese reconnaissance data. The Chinese […]

Japan accuses China in oilfield dispute – David Pilling and Enid Tsui

From The Financial Times (registration required): Japan on Tuesday accused China of beginning to produce oil or gas from a field in disputed waters in the East China Sea, saying it was weighing up what counter-measures to take. Shoichi Nakagawa, the trade minister who has turned Chinese gas production into a territorial issue, said on […]

Reuters: China fumes at Japan’s gas drilling plans

From Reuters, via Economic Times: China called Japan’s plan to allow gas exploration in disputed waters a serious provocation on Thursday, but sought to rein in anti-Japanese sentiment that sparked violent protests last weekend. Japan avoided escalating the war of words, saying dialogue was needed to resolve the feuds. China also called for talks. See […]

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