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  1. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Oil rig stops exploration work near disputed Paracel Islands a month early

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:14am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Kristine Kwok Exploration ends and vessels leave base near disputed islands that raised tensions with Vietnam, but operations are 'likely to resume' ... that developed after the rig was deployed on May 2. But observers said it would probably return to the area near the disputed Paracel Islands- which China calls the Xisha Islands and Vietnam calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555221/china-says-oil-rig-finishes-mission-waters-vietnam
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    South Korea live-fire drill near disputed islands rattles Japan

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul S Korean navy in live-fire drill near disputed islands The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands yesterday, brushing ... believe Japan has failed to properly atone for abuses carried out during the Japanese occupation. Japan is also embroiled in a territorial dispute with China over a separate set of islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536741/south-korea-live-fire-drill-rattles-japan
  3. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China and Japan continue to blame each other for jet encounter

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:43am by Associated Press

    ... in recent years over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan controls the islands but China also claims them. The two countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532387/china-and-japan-continue-blame-each-other-jet-encounter
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China takes oil rig dispute with Vietnam to United Nations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AGENCIES

    ... "brutally killed" and more than 300 injured. The oil platform is located about 32km from the China-controlled Paracel Islands, which Vietnam also claims, and 278km from the Vietnam coast. ... to Chinese personnel on the rig and violated international laws including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. It cited numerous references to back its claims that the islands "are ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529539/china-takes-oil-rig-dispute-vietnam-united-nations
  5. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Chinese patrol ship to be based at disputed islands in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:57pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com It will sail in areas of South China Sea where the Philippines and Vietnam make claims Patrol ship to be based at disputed islands China is to base a 5,000-tonne marine patrol ship at disputed islands in the South China Sea, a government newspaper said yesterday, a move that is likely to fuel territorial disputes with its Asian neighbours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1410356/chinese-patrol-ship-be-based-disputed-islands-south-china-sea
  6. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Philippines police capture Chinese fishing boat in South China Sea

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Philippine police confirm detention of Chinese fishing boat in waters close to the disputed Spratly Islands over haul of 500 turtles Philippines police seized a Chinese ... by “armed men”. The fishermen were on board the boat Qiongqionghai 09063, which was “intercepted by an unidentified armed vessel at about 10am in waters off” the Spratly Islands, Xinhua said, citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506539/armed-men-intercept-fishermen-south-china-sea-official-media
  7. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Vietnam and Philippines jointly denounce China's maritime moves

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... South China Sea and has said it seeks to resolve differences in one-on-one talks with the countries involved. Beijing and Tokyo are also at loggerheads over disputed islands in the East China ... for control of islets and reefs in the sea over recent years. In one high-profile incident in 2012, the Philippines lost control of a rich fishing ground 220km off its main island after initially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517441/vietnam-and-philippines-jointly-denounce-chinas-maritime-moves
  8. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Japan vows to defend territory after Chinese ships enter disputed waters

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan-China dispute over islands raises head again Japan's defence minister vowed yesterday to defend the country's territory as three Chinese government ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea, the first such incident this year. The Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404213/japan-vows-defend-territory-after-chinese-ships-enter-disputed-waters
  9. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    South China Sea becoming 'boiling pot' amid rising tensions, analysts say

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... for oil in the disputed Paracel Islands. At the same time, Beijing asked Manila to release a Chinese fishing boat and crew who were detained by the Philippines on suspicion of illegally entering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508702/south-china-sea-becoming-boiling-pot-amid-rising-tensions-analysts-say
  10. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Japan fighter jet operations highest since cold war, reflecting regional tensions

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... aircraft. Tokyo responded 415 times against Chinese aircraft in the latest fiscal year, up from 306 times in 2012 and 156 times in 2011, reflecting the spike in tensions over islands in the East ... did not violate Japanese airspace in the year, but they were "expanding their area of activity", the ministry added. The dispute over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474491/japan-fighter-jet-operations-highest-cold-war-reflecting-regional-tensions

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