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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Ancient maps debunk Beijing's claims, says judge A judge has laid out a case for the Philippines' claim over disputed islands, citing his analysis of old ... Beijing's claims. Meanwhile, tensions between China and Vietnam have escalated in recent weeks following Beijing's dispatch of an oil rig to waters surrounding another contested island group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... Associated Press and Reuters in Hanoi Deep-sea oil rig set to operate near the disputed Paracel Islands, which are controlled byChina, but which Hanoi claims as its own Chinese drilling ... that the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) 981 rig would be drilling in the South China Sea from May 4 to August 15, in an area close to the Paracel Islands, 800 kilometres south west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  3. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse

    ... labelled the move “illegal” and demanded the rig withdraw from the area close to the Paracel islands, which are claimed by Vietnam but controlled by China, which calls them Xisha and took control ... a simmering territorial row over the Spratly Islands, another South China Sea chain of islets and reefs, where the Philippines, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia also have overlapping claims. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505666/chinese-media-threatens-vietnam-lesson-it-deserves-over-oil-rig-row
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... and weak country,” the commentary said. Manila was attempting “to legalise its invasion of Chinese islands through the arbitration”, it added. Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed on Monday ... much of the East China Sea, including islands administered by Japan.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462316/us-accuses-beijing-provoking-philippines-south-china-sea-dispute
  5. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Vanessa Piao

    ... A man working as a cook in Hebei province has been rescued by the Japanese coastguard after he tried to fly to the disputed Diaoyu islands in a hot air balloon and crashed into the sea about 20 kilometres short of his destination. The man, identified as 35-year-old Xu Shuaijun by the Japanese coastguard, said he wanted to land on the islands in the East China Sea that are at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1395717/chinese-balloonist-rescued-japan-after-failed-flight-disputed-islands
  6. News - Hong Kong - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing Activists involved in the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands have been intercepted at sea four times this week by marine officers as authorities questioned the motive behind their movements. The activists said they were planning to go to another disputed island chain, the Spratlys, to fish. The foiled attempts led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356988/diaoyu-activists-blocked-sailing-marine-officials
  7. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines to defy Beijing's South China Sea fishing rule, defence chief says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Palayan

    ... island province of Hainan and took effect this year as tensions have escalated over overlapping claims to the waters between China, the Philippines, Vietnam and other nations. Gazmin, visiting ... the capability to secure them [Filipino fishermen],” Gazmin said. The Philippines has been locked in an increasingly tense stand-off with China involving disputed reefs and islands in the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407482/philippines-defy-beijings-south-china-sea-fishing-rule-defence-chief-says
  8. News - World - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Britain rejects role for Argentinian pope in Falklands sovereignty dispute

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... held in the Falklands in March in which islanders voted by 99.8 per cent to remain British. Summers called Argentina "the aspiring colonial power" and again said the decolonisation ... Agence France-Presse in New York 'No role' on Falklands for Argentinian pope Religion and politics should not be mixed in the case of the Falkland Islands dispute between Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266062/britain-rejects-role-argentinian-pope-falklands-sovereignty-dispute
  9. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Manila UN case means China may quit maritime pact

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:48pm by Raissa Robles

    ... "[China could say to the Philippines] 'I am willing to cut my sovereignty … your island is ours but we still want to fish [there] … You allow us to fish, we allow you to take what you have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378404/manila-un-case-means-china-may-quit-maritime-pact
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Scarborough Shoal ‘concrete’ looks just like rocks

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, which China calls Huangyan Island. The Philippines said the objects were concrete structures built by China, and warned that they could be a prelude ... allegations were untrue and accused it of "creating trouble out of nothing". The shoal, a series of rocky, low-lying islets about 220 kilometres off the main Philippine island of Luzon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1309410/scarborough-shoal-pictures-cast-doubt-concrete-structure-claims

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