1. Taiwan faces steady 'drip' of pressure as China tightens pre-inauguration squeeze

    By: Yimou Lee and Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is facing a steady "drip, drip" of Chinese pressure ahead of the inauguration of its next president in May, with officials in Taipei fearing Beijing could further squeeze the island's room to manoeuvre without resorting to
  2. China, Japan trade blame over confrontation near disputed islands

    BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China and Japan accused each other of maritime incursions after a confrontation between their coast guards in waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea. China's coast guard said on Sunday that a Japanese fishing boat and several patrol vessels