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  1. US-China ties in troubled waters

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... business reprisals in China. The sea's Spratly Islands are claimed in whole by China and Vietnam and in part by the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. While holding oil and gas potential, its ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent in Singapore The vast calms of the South China Sea belie a turbulence that is increasingly defining tensions between China and the US as well ...

  2. 'Gas field deal will not affect territory'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Agreement heralded as model for future A vice-minister of foreign affairs yesterday defended a deal to jointly develop the disputed East China Sea gas fields with Japan ... said. The sea has been the subject of conflict between China and Japan because the neighbours hold different views on the boundaries of their exclusive maritime economic zones. Japan insists ...

  3. Lubricating a squeaky relationship

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's interests in securing supplies of oil and natural gas in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are emerging as a new source of tension with the United ... announced in Washington last week, to hold regular high-level talks with China on a range of political, security and other issues. This includes flashpoints such as Sudan, where China- to protect ...

  4. Emissions at least on par with US: official

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to developing countries. It was the first time the central government had publicly acknowledged that China may have passed the US to become the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. 'Based ... research institutes and experts have said for two years that China's output of carbon dioxide, the key greenhouse gas, had surpassed that of the US, given that the latest data on China ...

  5. China refuses to yield on Paracels

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... East Asia with the Middle East and Europe, while the seabed holds potentially rich oil and gas reserves. In Beijing, a Foreign Ministry spokesman did not deny the talks, but provided few ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan China and Vietnam have been engaged in discreet negotiations over South China Sea disputes for the past year, but Beijing is refusing to consider discussions ...

  6. Building tension

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... holdings. Both archipelagos are, of course, highly strategic, straddling East Asia's most important shipping lanes and sitting above oil and gas deposits. In the decades since, Hanoi has rarely ... sovereignty, causes tension and further complicates the situation'. But on Hainan, where China administers its South China Sea holdings, an official was even blunter: 'It is our territory ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The imperative of calm waters Territorial sovereignty is a serious matter, as are resources like fish and gas to a hungry economy. The Diaoyu Islands embrace all three, which is why they have stirred nationalist fervour in China and Japan and sent a shiver through fraught diplomatic relations. Tensions have been escalated by the Japanese government's ...

  8. Confronting the past

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... The accidental discovery of buried canisters of mustard gas, abandoned by Japanese troops in China more than 50 years ago, is only the most recent tangible reminder of the unfinished ... grievances that China holds against Japan. That bitter past has not prevented the two countries working out a functional and progressive relationship. The two governments have apparently decided ...

  9. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... interests in the face of China’s growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton landed in Tahiti late on Thursday for a brief refuelling stop ... her at the centre of maritime disputes between China and its smaller neighbours. Clinton will visit Beijing at the midpoint of the 11-day tour that begins in the remote Cook Islands, where she ...

  10. On the Move

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and acting as liaison between clients and markets. Cheng previously worked as a software brand executive for the IBM Greater China Software Group. Eunice Yoon Correspondent CNN Worldwide Yoon, formerly the network's Asia business editor based in Hong Kong, has extensive experience working in China and across Asia. Her focus had been on business news coverage across the Asia Pacific ...




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