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Japan defence asks for record budget

By AFP Japan's defence ministry has made its biggest ever budget request as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China's expanding naval reach. The ministry wants 5. 05 trillion yen ($A52. 69 billion)...

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Former Japan PM hits out at Abe

By AAP Naoto Kan says Mr Abe's behaviour has so incensed China that it can no longer hold bilateral talks with Japan. "Mr Abe has not shown sincere regret for the invasion of China...

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Why some Chinese SOEs are more equal than others

By Paul Hubbard & Patrick Williams Provincial governments still try to create market environments that favour local SOEs, partly to protect local industry and partly for rent extraction using state-protected monopolies.  This is a reflex...

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Palmer eases ETS conditions

By John Conroy According to the news service, the new legislation would give the Climate Change Authority power to determine if the international conditions had been met to trigger an Australian scheme, saying they have "equivalent...

July checks in as 4th warmest on record

By Bobby Magill NASA is aggressive in filling those gaps in data, whereas scientists in Japan and the United Kingdom are more conservative, each one reaching different results for global average temperatures for a...

China fines Japan auto parts firm $217m

By AAP It fined them a total of 1. 24 billion yuan ($A217. 47 million), in what state broadcaster CCTV said was the biggest fine China had imposed since its anti-monopoly law took effect...

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What Beijing fears most: Intra-Asian balancing

By Dhruva Jaishankar Based on analyses by Amy King and Brad Glosserman, he argues that either China doesn't believe that Japan can become a 'normal' military power (in which case Tokyo would have little choice but to...

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China's strategy to sow distrust of Japan

By Christopher Pokarier Viewed from China, memories of wartime Japanese aggression, instances of a defiant lack of repentance by some Japanese identities, and conjuring up the spectre of resurgent Japanese militarism would seem the...