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  1. China's pledges fail to convince security forum

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... started discussions over the DOC's requirement to create a legally binding code of conduct to maintain peace until the dispute can be solved. The South China Sea holds oil and gas as well ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg.torode@scmp.com Fresh tensions over the South China Sea emerged on the diplomatic stage yesterday as the defence ministers of Vietnam and the Philippines ...

  2. Talks achieve more than missile tests

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vietnam accuses China of attempting to tighten its hold on the supposedly oil- and gas-rich islands. Increased political and military activity in the region is taking place despite an agreement ... of a ballistic missile interceptor and continued anti-China protests in Vietnam are provocations that heighten issues that can only be resolved at the meeting table. Japan's shooting down of a dummy ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Vietnam seeks legal settlement to South China Sea claims

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and tourism potential, the seabed is thought to contain rich oil and gas deposits. Vietnam and China claim both island groupings in whole, while the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim the Spratlys in part. Taiwan's claim mirrors that of Beijing. While China occupies all of the Paracel Islands, Vietnam has by far the most holdings in the Spratlys. When questioned about Vietnam's ...

  5. Dispute at sea rocks the boat in Vietnam

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The contested islands of the South China Sea are a military powder keg. Nowhere else in the region are rival forces in such close proximity, with the navies of China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Malaysia all active to buttress their claims to the Spratly archipelago, in whole or part. The fact that the area holds potential oil and gas, and straddles some ...

  6. Crosscurrents

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... passing through its shipping lanes annually, oil and gas reserves, and a mounting strategic rivalry between China and the US, the growing threat of miscalculation in the South China Sea ... Greg Torode After a bruising Asean meeting that only deepened divisions over the South China Sea, there was barely disguised mirth among some Filipino and Vietnamese envoys last Friday ...

  7. The ball's in your court, Beijing

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to resume the security dialogue and to move faster to resolve differences over gas deposits under the East China Sea. Beijing should keep up the momentum, taking advantage of next month's ... Frank Ching There are encouraging signs that both China and Japan are looking for ways to ease their prolonged deadlock. Better relations are an essential prerequisite to any strengthening ...

  8. 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 ...


    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Division International Security Technology Pioneer Printing Technology Polytechnic University, Department of Computing Customer Service Grand Award winner Hong Kong and China Gas Award winners ... Kong) Award winners HSBC PhoneBanking Luk Fook Holdings (International) Print-Rite Holdings Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Certificate of Merit winners HealthBaby Biotech (Hong Kong) Tat ...

  10. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rights'. He did say, however, that his government had stopped oil and gas exploration around Reed Bank off Palawan- where the Philippines has said its vessels have been harassed by China- and that oil and gas prospects in the area were 'very good'. China has recently objected to oil exploration efforts by the Philippines and Vietnam in what Beijing claims as its waters and has ...




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