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  1. In Brief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ma sends support message to Diaoyu Islands activists Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has openly endorsed a local group that vowed to reclaim disputed maritime territory from Japan, in a move seen as further proof of the new government's tough stance against Tokyo. The president sent a congratulatory message and a calligraphy scroll to the Chinese Association ...

  2. Maritime boss gets sack over 'assault'

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Inquiry into claims official molested girl, 11 A maritime bureau party chief suspected of molesting a girl in a Shenzhen restaurant toilet last week has been sacked and placed under investigation, the Ministry of Transport announced yesterday. 'Shenzhen Maritime Bureau chief Lin Jiaxiang has caused an extremely negative influence on society with his uncontrolled ...

  3. Working model of fishing junk finds a home at Maritime Museum

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jacqueline Leung A handmade working model of a 1960s fishing trawler has found a home at the Maritime Museum after being rejected by the Heritage and Discovery Centre. The model, built ... 'living memory' and said the Leisure and Cultural Services Department-administered heritage centre was neglecting maritime history. Mr Ng said he had hoped to donate his model, built from ...

  4. Lack of new recruits poses threat to maritime industry

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Number of ocean-going seafarers in city drops to 200 A lack of new recruits to Hong Kong's maritime business is threatening to hinder the development of one of the city's most profitable industries. Global demand for maritime professionals is rising as the cargo trade continues to swell and shipping companies compete to expand their fleets and the size ...

  5. Maritime marvel

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Princess Taiping, a replica of a Ming dynasty junk, moors at the newly rebuilt Blake Pier outside the Maritime Museum in Stanley yesterday. It goes on public display today until the end of the month. The vessel was made from natural materials using 600-year-old shipbuilding techniques by a group of experienced craftsmen and took about a year to build. The junk set off ...

  6. Maritime industry must do its sums

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that offer maritime studies elect to work in ocean-going vessels. There are signs, however, that more may do so in future after shipping companies raised monthly salaries- now up to HK$20,000 for a deck officer and about HK$80,000 for a captain. Other incentives worth promoting are the value placed on seagoing experience for positions in the high-value-added, shore-based maritime sector, ...

  7. 'Gas field deal will not affect territory'

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Agreement heralded as model for future A vice-minister of foreign affairs yesterday defended a deal to jointly develop the disputed East China Sea gas fields with Japan ... said. The sea has been the subject of conflict between China and Japan because the neighbours hold different views on the boundaries of their exclusive maritime economic zones. Japan insists ...

  8. China and Japan close to gas field deal

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Neighbours to jointly develop disputed energy resources China and Japan are in the final stages of sealing an agreement on the joint development of gas fields in the disputed East China Sea. Both sides confirmed yesterday that they were sorting out the remaining details. The agreement would see the two neighbours set aside a long-running maritime territorial ...

  9. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to cause concern internationally, particularly in the US and Japan, as well as Southeast Asian countries that have maritime disputes with China. It also signals that the navy is shifting its ... It is the sacred responsibility of our armed forces to safeguard our maritime sovereignty and sea rights and interests. 'China, taking into account all the relevant factors, will seriously study ...

  10. All aboard

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is suffering from a lack of new recruits to its vitally important maritime business. What can be done to get more young people interested in an industry that is crucial to the city? Write to us. ...




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