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  1. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    From reef to biggest island in Spratlys, and China's not done yet at Fiery Cross

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com China to continue expanding Spratlys reef China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese ... into islands. Last week, Taiwan's top intelligence official, Lee Hsiang-chou, said publicly that Beijing was conducting seven construction projects in the South China Sea, with five of them ...

  2. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    PLA Navy chief visited Paracels, Taiwan's intelligence boss says

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by Minnie Chan

    ... Paracels' PLA Navy chief Wu Shengli spent a week inspecting Beijing's construction projects on disputed islands in the South China Seas and oversaw a naval drill last month, Taiwan's ... hold over the potentially energy-rich waters. Wu made the visit to the Paracel Islands towards the end of the month, Lee Hsiang-chou, the director-general of the island's National Security ...

  3. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    CNOOC's 'Paracels Islands' rig makes major deepwater gas field discovery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Teddy Ng

    ... by the CNOOC 981 rig that led to a deterioration in ties between China and Vietnam in May. Beijing had deployed the rig to waters near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. ...

  4. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Signs of easing tensions as China and Vietnam agree to reforge military links

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Minnie Chan, AP

    ... China Sea erupted into anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam in May after China deployed an oil rig off the Paracel Islands, territory that Hanoi also claims. China announced this month that it had completed the Paracels' biggest airport, a military and civilian facility on Woody Island, which China calls Yongxing Island. Beijing has seven construction projects under way in the disputed ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Joint US-Philippine exercises start near disputed South China Sea waters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... to be held in the western Philippine island of Palawan, near the disputed Spratly Islands, and in the northwestern province of Zambales on the main island of Luzon, just 160 km from Scarborough Shoal, also disputed. The Spratlys, called the Nansha Islands by China, are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. China calls the shoal Huangyan Island, while the Philippines ...

  6. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China to build five lighthouses in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:55am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com China to build five lighthouses in disputed islands China is planning to build five lighthouses in the disputed Paracel Islands in a move analysts said ... in the area, which the Chinese authorities call the Xisha Islands, the China News Service reported yesterday. The deployment of a Chinese oil rig in the region in May sparked riots in Vietnam, which ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    New oil rig? Philippine president questions activities of two Chinese ships in disputed waters

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:59am by AP

    ... in which a country has special rights over resource exploration. In another area, known as Reed Bank, which lies about 129 kilometres from the southern Philippine island of Palawan, Aquino said ... Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan, it has been contesting ownership of mostly barren islands, islets, reefs and surrounding waters there for decades. But as its economic and military power has grown, ...

  8. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China dredges channels near disputed islands as Beijing 'asserts stance on South China Sea'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing clearing channels around Drummond Island in disputed chain to ease access for fishermen and supply boats, Xinhua says China dredging ... to sovereignty in the region. Xinhua reported yesterday that up to 1.7km of channels had been dredged around Drummond Island, known as Jinqing in Chinese. The island, which is about 0.21 sq km, is one ...

  9. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    ‘We don’t want another pilot killed’: Chinese admiral vows to continue intercepting US planes

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:04pm by James Griffiths

    ... of these activities. The US won’t be the US if they stop doing it,” Wu told top US naval officials at an international forum in Newport, Rhode Island, according to the Global Times. “But China’s ... spy plane around 100 miles from Hainan island on April 1, 2001. The collision sparked a major diplomatic incident between China and the US after the spy plane was forced to make an emergency ...

  10. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China plans artificial island in disputed Spratlys chain in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KRISTINE KWOK, Minnie Chan

    ... Kristine Kwok and Minnie Chan The move indicates a shift from defence to offence in the East and South China seas China plans to make disputed reef a vast island China is looking to expand its biggest installation in the Spratly Islands into a fully formed artificial island, complete with airstrip and sea port, to better project its military strength in the South China Sea, ...




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