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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568640/china-build-five-lighthouses-disputed-paracel-islands
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557769/china-dredging-channels-disputed-paracels-xinhua-reports
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to protest to Beijing over shipping activity in South China Sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... to change the status quo in the South China Sea," Jose said, referring to Reed Bank by its Filipino name. He said the latest disputed area was about 160km from the western Philippine island of Palawan, placing it well within the country's internationally recognised exclusive economic control zone. In contrast, Jose said the bank was 595 nautical miles to the south of Hainan island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576223/philippines-protest-beijing-over-shipping-activity-south-china-sea
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    US pledges to monitor South China Sea after Beijing rejects calls to curb its actions

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... proposals aimed to prevent such actions, as well as building and land reclamation work on disputed islands being carried out by China and other claimants. Kerry and Australian Foreign Minister Julie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571530/us-pledges-monitor-actions-disputed-south-china-sea
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asean nations 'seriously concerned' by increased South China Sea tensions

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by Keira Lu Huang, Reuters, BLOOM, AP

    ... Nations meeting. The 10 nations also did not accept a demand by the United States and Philippines for a freeze on activities- include seizing unoccupied islands and land reclamation- that would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570914/southeast-asian-nations-concerned-increased-south-china-sea-tensions
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Kerry on collision course with Beijing over call for South China Sea restraint

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:41pm by Reuters

    ... in the ARF meeting, had earlier rejected the idea of a freeze, saying it could build what it wanted on its South China Sea islands. "What China does or doesn't do is up to the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567145/kerry-collision-course-beijing-over-call-south-china-sea-restraint
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527059/china-plans-artificial-island-disputed-spratlys-chain-south-china-sea
  8. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Disputes over sovereignty hide quake and tsunami danger in Manila Trench

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to the west coast of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines. The trench's depth is about 5.4km, about 3.5 times the average depth of the South China Sea. It's where the gigantic Eurasian Plate hit and dived under the ancient Philippine Sea Plate. The trench is also very close to the Scarborough Shoal, or Huangyan Island, which both China and the Philippines claim. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1565217/disputes-over-sovereignty-hide-quake-and-tsunami-danger-manila-trench
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Japan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels to 'strengthen maritime law enforcement'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing and Taiwan. The islands, named after points of the compass, are part of the group known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Five bigger islands in the group already have names. Chinese and Japanese coast guard ships have regularly confronted each other in surrounding waters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564204/japan-provides-vietnam-6-vessels-strengthen-maritime-law-enforcement
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam and Philippines to hold sporting contests on Spratlys

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Sports diplomacy hits the Spratlys Troops from the Philippines and Vietnam planned a round of sports diplomacy on contested islands in the South China Sea, the Philippines said, as tensions worsen with China. Basketball, beach volleyball and tug-of-war games would be held this weekend on tiny islands that were claimed by the nations to show that rivals could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526140/vietnam-and-philippines-hold-sporting-contests-spratlys

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