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Japan seeks 'freedom of overflight'

Japan seeks 'freedom of overflight' | China and Japan (Ashley Staunches) | Scoop.it
Japan and SE Asian leaders pledge to work together to ensure "freedom of overflight", in an apparent rebuke to China over its air defence zone.
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P = Political

S = social

E = economic

NTK = Need to Know

 

NTK = China's unilateral declaration of an air defence zone over the East China Sea - which includes disputed islands - has made its neighbours' hackles rise

P = Japan and SE Asain leaders have pledged to work together to ensure "Freedom of overflight" 

P = this was seen as a mild rebuke to China

S = The announcement came at a summit in Tokyo, weeks after China's declaration of a new air defence zone overlapping areas claimed by Japan and South Korea

P and S = Japan has been rallying support from 10 Asaen nations,

(NTK) some who also have territorisl disputes with China 

P = Indoniesa said good China-Japan tiles were critical for the region

P and NTK = the Japanese and Asean statement insuring "Freedom of overflight" does not single out any particular country but is thought to be an allusion to the air defence zone above the East China Sea - the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) - unilaterally declared by China last month.

P and NTK = China has stated that any aircraft flying through the ADIZ must follow rules by filing flight plans and identifying themselves, China insists that ADIZ is NOT a no flight zone 

P and NTK = The statement also refers "to the importance of maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region and promoting maritime security and safety, freedom of navigation, unimpeded commerce, exercise of self-restraint and resolution of disputes by peaceful means".

P and S = It was said he wanted to build a future of Asia "where laws, rather than power, rule". 

P = Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, asked about the summit on Thursday, said the relevant countries should work to maintain regional stability.

 
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Japan's Fukushima plant undamaged after quake

Japan's Fukushima plant undamaged after quake | China and Japan (Ashley Staunches) | Scoop.it
Only a one-foot tsunami reached Japan's east coast after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Honshu Island and did no damage to Fukushima nuclear plant.
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E = economic

S = social

NTK = need to know 

 

NTK = only a one foot tsunami reached Japan's east coast after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Honshu Island and did ni damage to Fukushima nuclear plant

E = The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Saturday there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake

S = there were no immediate reports of damage on land from the earthquake 

S = A spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Fukushima, said some workers had been ordered to evacuate to higher ground after the quake, but that there was no damage or change in readings at radiation monitoring posts around the plant.

S = Ships were seen leaving a port south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, where three reactors had meltdowns in 2011 after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling and power, as a precaution after the tremor. Buildings shook as far away as Tokyo, 143 miles south of the nuclear plant.

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China media: Mandela tributes

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Chinese state media pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, while defending the jailing of their own Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
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E = economic 

S = social 

NTK = need to know 

 

 

S = chinese state media pay tribute to Nelson mandela, while defending the jailing of their own Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

P = it appreared to be under tight 

 S = Xinhua new agency and other official media note that South African President Jacob Zuma was jeered at by the crowd when he gave a speech to commemorate Mr Mandela

p = The state media are also silent on the notable absence of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

 

 

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Latest News Bulletin - China anger as Japan buys island & signs US missile defence deal - YouTube

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S = social

E = economic

NTK = need to know 

 

NTK = Tokiyo's decision to purchase a chain of disputed islands has forced major Japanese firms to hold up operations in the region

S = Factories, shops, and resturants have been attacked across the country

P = the volatile dispute over who owns a series of islands has escalated

P and S and E = The fallout over the archipelago dispute has been widening between Tokyo and Beijing since Japan decided to bypass China and buy the territories from private investors.

P = This comes as Washington and Tokyo agreed to put a second anti-missile defence radar in Japan

NTK = these islands have been un populated for a long time and have been claimed by japan until recently when natural gas and oil deposits have been estimated to be near or off-shore of those islands so suddenly they have become very highly saught after and as a result both  China and Taiwayn have began laying claims to the islands in the early 1970's 

NTK = it has been decided that they nominally belong to Japan 

P = China and Japan have been having sort of a diplomatic scuffle over them 

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Failure is not an option

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S = social

P = political 

E = economic 

NTK = need to know 

 

NTK = For the past year, Liu Qichao has focused on one thing, and only one thing: the gaokao, China's college entrance exam

S = he studied 14-16 hours a day for the test that will determine the fate of more than 9 million Chinese students this year 

NTK = The gaokao (pronounced gow-kow) is in some ways like the SAT, but it's more than twice as long and the stakes are much higher

S and E = . The 9-hour test is offered once a year in the spring and is the sole determinant for admission to virtually all Chinese colleges and universities.

S and E = about 3 in every 5 make the cut, others have to wait until next spring to retake the exam 

P and E = With China's economy booming and millions moving into the middle class, the nation now has more than 2,000 institutions of higher learning, about double the number in 2000

S = In a country where education is so highly prized, a student's score on the gaokao is believed to set the course of one's life 

S= The score determines not just whether a young person will attend a Chinese university, but also which one—a selection that has a huge influence on career prospects.

S = Many schools in China set aside the final year of high school as a cram year for the test

P and S = Critics of the gaokao complain that the test reflects the flaws in an education system that stresses memorization over independent thinking

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China 'bad bank' shares up on debut

China 'bad bank' shares up on debut | China and Japan (Ashley Staunches) | Scoop.it
Shares in Cinda Asset Management, which handles bad debts run up by Chinese banks, surge on their debut in the Hong Kong.
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E = a lending spree in recent years has seen a rise in bad loans in Chinese Banks

E = shares in Cinda Assest Management, which handles bad debts run up by Chinese banks, have surged and the film's share rose as much as 23% to HK$4.79 in early trading in Hong Kong 

E = these type of firms have raised nearly $2.5bn via a share sale to fund new purchases of distrssed assets amid a fresh rise in bad loans 

E = the bad debts have risen in the years 2007-2008

E = banks have lent out record breaking sums of money in an attempt to sustain China's high growth rate , however there are now concerns that banks may not be able to recover some of those loans 

 

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