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  1. 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 ... to threats of more action from both sides: the Marine Department, which would involve the police again if the activists' boat Kai Fung No2 violated a department order; and the activists, who ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military Japan should acquire amphibious units like the US Marines and surveillance drones, a government paper is expected to say, as a territorial dispute ... on the left and right respectively, say the interim report advocates a US Marines-like amphibious force, capable of conducting landing operations on remote islands. It also suggests looking ...

  3. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Taiwan eyes marine park in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 08:26pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan will push ahead with plans to set up a national marine park near disputed islands in the East China Sea also claimed by Japan and China, a top ... Taipei’s claim. “The Ministry of the Interior will keep working on the establishment of the planned marine national park,” Lee told legislators, without giving details. The planned national park ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DISPUTE

    Activist charged over Diaoyus voyage

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of an 11-day sea voyage to assert Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyus in August was prosecuted yesterday for leaving city waters without permission. The Marine Department said in a summons that Lo ... two journalists and four crew members managed to evade marine police and an interception attempt by Japanese coastguard vessels as they approached the islands. Eight of the activists pitched ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Diaoyus activist avoids prosecution

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... permission, issued by the Marine Department, was cancelled by Eastern Court on Wednesday. The department said the director of public prosecutions felt cancelling the summons was the right course ... to sail out of Hong Kong waters. Lo and Tsang are on a trip overseas and couldn't be reached for comment. The eight activists, two journalists and four crew members managed to evade marine ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Osprey troop transporters on Japan's buy list amid fears over China

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... marines there last year, with protesters claiming the aircraft were unsafe. The US said teething problems had been largely solved and recent incidents involving Ospreys were the result ... as 2015, along with two amphibious vehicles, while steps are under way to create a new unit based on the US marines. Other funding will be earmarked for cyber- and missile defences. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong activists' Diaoyus protest sunk by 'picky' safety inspection

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 09:19pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... their vessel failed what they claimed was an “awfully picky safety inspection” by marine authorities. The activist, who had planned to set off to the disputed islands on Monday, accused the government of “playing political tricks” to stop them from making the trip to claim Chinese sovereignty over the islands, an act they said amounted to “treason”. But the Marine Department denied this on Thursday ...

  8. News - China

    China military urges vigilance over Japan's defence plan

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 03:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of the year. Japan’s Defence Ministry also said it would consider buying unmanned surveillance drones, create a force of Marines to protect remote islands, such as those disputed with China, ...

  9. News - China

    China coastguard enters disputed waters near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 01:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... agency integrates marine surveillance, the existing coastguard – which came under the police – fisheries law enforcement and customs’ anti-smuggling maritime police. Tensions have been building ...




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