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Pacific Islands Dispute

Chinese Plane Spotted Over Disputed Island

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

TOKYO -- A Chinese airplane was spotted Thursday above small islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing, the first time a Chinese aircraft all...

China Blasts Dalai Lama, Another Tibetan Self-Immolates

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

BEIJING — China accused the Dalai Lama of allying with Japanese right-wingers in an island dispute as a way of attacking China and blamed him fo...

Controversial Map Claims Rocks For China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

BEIJING -- One of the hottest items in bookstores across China is a map for a place that is closed to visitors, home only to animals such as goats and...

Japan Trades Words With China, Water With Taiwan

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

BEIJING — Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other Tuesday in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China S...

A Look At Pacific Island Disputes

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

Associated Press The Pacific Ocean is peppered with hundreds of islands – most small and uninhabited – that are claimed by more than one countr...