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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... Associated Press and Reuters in Hanoi Deep-sea oil rig set to operate near the disputed Paracel Islands, which are controlled byChina, but which Hanoi claims as its own Chinese drilling ... that the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) 981 rig would be drilling in the South China Sea from May 4 to August 15, in an area close to the Paracel Islands, 800 kilometres south west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Ancient maps debunk Beijing's claims, says judge A judge has laid out a case for the Philippines' claim over disputed islands, citing his analysis of old ... Beijing's claims. Meanwhile, tensions between China and Vietnam have escalated in recent weeks following Beijing's dispatch of an oil rig to waters surrounding another contested island group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  3. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Vanessa Piao

    ... A man working as a cook in Hebei province has been rescued by the Japanese coastguard after he tried to fly to the disputed Diaoyu islands in a hot air balloon and crashed into the sea about 20 kilometres short of his destination. The man, identified as 35-year-old Xu Shuaijun by the Japanese coastguard, said he wanted to land on the islands in the East China Sea that are at the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1395717/chinese-balloonist-rescued-japan-after-failed-flight-disputed-islands
  4. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse

    ... labelled the move “illegal” and demanded the rig withdraw from the area close to the Paracel islands, which are claimed by Vietnam but controlled by China, which calls them Xisha and took control ... a simmering territorial row over the Spratly Islands, another South China Sea chain of islets and reefs, where the Philippines, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia also have overlapping claims. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505666/chinese-media-threatens-vietnam-lesson-it-deserves-over-oil-rig-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing Activists involved in the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands have been intercepted at sea four times this week by marine officers as authorities questioned the motive behind their movements. The activists said they were planning to go to another disputed island chain, the Spratlys, to fish. The foiled attempts led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356988/diaoyu-activists-blocked-sailing-marine-officials
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... and weak country,” the commentary said. Manila was attempting “to legalise its invasion of Chinese islands through the arbitration”, it added. Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed on Monday ... much of the East China Sea, including islands administered by Japan.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462316/us-accuses-beijing-provoking-philippines-south-china-sea-dispute
  7. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese tour ship sets sail to disputed Paracel islands

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 04:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The first Chinese tour ship to visit disputed South China Sea islands set sail on Sunday, state media reported, a move likely to stoke a long-running territorial row between Beijing and its neighbours. Plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands is the latest stage in China’s development of the territory, which has previously angered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1225292/chinese-tour-ship-sets-sail-disputed-paracel-islands
  8. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Tokyo's 'diplomatic issue' offer over Diaoyus likely to be sunk

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Julian Ryall

    ... Tokyo's reported offer to acknowledge its row with China over the Diaoyu Islands as a "diplomatic issue" will likely fall flat in Beijing, analysts said. Citing anonymous sources, Japan's Kyodo News reported that Tokyo last month proposed acknowledging the territorial row over the islands was a diplomatic concern without conceding its stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1279835/tokyos-diplomatic-issue-offer-over-diaoyus-likely-be-sunk
  9. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan lodges protest over Chinese patrol vessels near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Japan's coastguard said the three vessels entered waters around the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. It was the first time Chinese vessels had sailed within 12 nautical miles of the disputed islands since Tokyo alleged on February 5 that Chinese frigates had directed fire-control radar at a Japanese destroyer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1151315/japan-lodges-protest-over-chinese-patrol-vessels-near-diaoyu-islands
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat captain amid Diaoyu Island row

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat captain amid Diaoyu Islands dispute Japan's coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal ... by a coastguard patrol in waters some 45 kilometres northeast of Miyako island, in the Okinawan chain, the Japan Coast Guard said. The captain, identified as Xue Changlong, was arrested on suspicion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1142198/japan-arrests-chinese-fishing-boat-captain-amid-diaoyu-island-row

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