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  1. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships advance in waters near Diaoyus defying Japan’s white paper warning

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... into waters off Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, officials said, after Tokyo's annual defence paper warned of China's "dangerous acts" near the disputed archipelago. Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, ...

  2. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Six Vietnamese fishermen arrested by Chinese navy near disputed islands

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Crew of a boat taken back to China, according to Vietnamese report Six Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Chinese naval ships in disputed waters yesterday, Vietnam’s state media reported, renewing tensions over a two-month territorial stand-off in the South China Sea. Chinese vessels captured a Vietnamese boat near the Paracel Islands on July 3, taking the ship ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Defiant China moves second oil rig closer to Vietnam, near three other drilling platforms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:32am by AP

    ... to the south. The 600-metre-long rig is being towed southeast of its current position south of Hainan Island and will be in its new location closer to Vietnam by today, the Maritime Safety ... to the north of the politically sensitive waters surrounding the Paracel Islands, where ships from the two countries have been ramming each other for more than 40 days near the first oil rig. China ...

  4. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Vietnam urges China to withdraw oil rig from South China Sea

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:50am by Associated Press in New York

    ... armed ships and ramming Chinese vessels. The oil platform is located about 32km from the China-controlled Paracel Islands, which Vietnam claims, and 278km from the coast of Vietnam. China has occupied the Paracel Islands, which it calls the Xisha Islands, since 1974, but they are also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. Vietnam calls them the Hoang Sa Islands. Trung said Vietnam has “the ...

  5. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines issues photos of Chinese ‘building works’ on disputed islands

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:21pm by Associated Press

    ... the coral outcrop appears like a vast tree-less island of white sand in the middle of turquoise blue waters. One of the released pictures shows a long pipe connected to a large dredging vessel ... of the Spratly Islands chain, is also claimed by Vietnam, which fought a deadly naval battle against China in the area in 1988. ...

  6. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships edge towards Diaoyus in stand-off over Japan's military plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:16pm by AFP

    ... into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea today, amid concerns that Japan is seeking to “remilitarise” and bolster its defence. The two vessels were sailing in territorial waters extending 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, as of 10.30am, according to the Japanese coastguard. Since Tokyo ...

  7. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Beijing takes South China Sea oil rig dispute with Vietnam to UN

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:26am

    ... injured. The oil platform is located about 32km from the China-controlled Paracel Islands, which Vietnam also claims, and 278km from the coast of Vietnam. According to the paper, the state-run ... on the Law of the Sea. It cited numerous references to back its claims that the islands “are an inherent part of China’s territory, over which there is no dispute.” China has occupied the Paracel ...

  8. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines turning Ulugan Bay, Palawan, from sleepy village to military base

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:03pm by AFP

    ... cove encircled by thick mangroves, has suddenly become a vital part of the Philippine military’s efforts to shore up its defence of contested South China Sea islands and waters. Ulugan is on the west coast of the large western Philippine island of Palawan, only 160 kilometres from a small group of islands and islets within the Spratly archipelago known locally as the Kalayaan group. ...

  9. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippine trial of Chinese fishermen accused of turtle-poaching stalls without interpreter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... a competent interpreter for the Chinese fishermen,” a member of the prosecution team, who asked not to be named, said. A Chinese businessman based in the island of Palawan in the west ... a Chinese fishing boat in Half Moon Shoal in the disputed Spratly islands, about 100 miles off the coast of Palawan, and arrested 11 crew members, but later freed two because they were minors. ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Manila investigates claims of Chinese reclamation on disputed Spratlys reefs in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AFP

    ... damaging the reefs in an alleged effort to turn two remote outcrops in the sea into islands. But Valte added that Manila would continue to pursue a diplomatic solution to the dispute. "We do ... the Spratly Islands, a disputed archipelago claimed in full or part by the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. Photographs allegedly taken by the Philippine military showing ...




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