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  1. China considering passing laws to protect maritime sovereignty

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei China is looking at proposals to pass laws to help resolve maritime sovereignty disputes with neighbouring countries, the country's top-legislating body said yesterday. ... on the issue of legislating to resolve maritime sovereignty disputes, although one expert said it was too early to comment. 'It is unclear at this stage what legislating on the issue means,' ...

  2. New ministry section to handle border affairs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disputes and China's neighbours eyeing warily its naval muscle-flexing. China last month celebrated the PLA Navy's 60th anniversary and sent maritime patrol vessels to underline its claim ... around the world are scrambling to submit demarcations of their maritime territory by May 13 to meet requirements of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Disputes with countries including ...

  3. With aircraft carrier remarks, minister sends a message

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an aircraft carrier, analysts said their timing and setting were carefully crafted to take account of maritime disputes with neighbours. China's disputes with Japan and its Southeast Asian ... with its military modernisation. The diplomatic undercurrents also involve China's maritime borders with Southeast Asian countries. The dispute over the South China Sea with the Philippines ...

  4. Hanoi hopeful over maritime row with Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent Vietnam and China were 'fully capable' of solving lingering maritime disputes, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday. ... their efforts towards 'maritime issues, maintenance of peace and stability at sea, and the intensification of co-operation'. 'Both sides will join efforts to seek fundamental, ...

  5. Ripple effect

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, highlight two festering maritime disputes. Either could lead to conflict in the region unless carefully managed. The tiff between Washington and Beijing ... sovereignty' over the widely scattered Spratly archipelago and 'their adjacent waters', but added that it was ready to resolve disputes through consultation. Beijing's sovereignty claims ...

  6. Beijing meets UN deadline for divisive seabed details

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China has submitted information about its seabed baseline to the United Nations in a gesture to demonstrate its maritime sovereignty amidst increasing tensions over territorial disputes. The information was submitted to the UN's Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf as required by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Ministry of Foreign ...

  7. New border-dispute agency belies firm line

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China recently established a special agency in its Foreign Ministry to handle land and sea border disputes with neighbouring countries. This is an overdue measure since the disputes, previously dealt with by several departments, are a festering source of tension and potential conflict with other Asian states, especially Southeast Asian nations, India and Japan. Foreign ...

  8. UN deadline unlikely to resolve disputes over South China Sea

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and geopolitical importance, the area has attracted conflicting sovereignty claims by its surrounding countries. Despite gestures of peace and co-operation, disputes are again flaring in the run-up to a deadline for nations to submit their maritime territorial claims to the United Nations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on May 13. China is now rethinking its strategy in response ...

  9. Stronger China develops signs of a dual character

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... China is the world's fourth-largest country by land mass, after Russia, Canada and the US. On land, its most intractable dispute is with India. Securing maritime rights and power has become ... also seeks to expand its land and maritime borders. This gives the world's most populous nation the character of a status quo power and a revisionist state. As Beijing prepares ...

  10. Calls grow for national festival marking maritime legacy

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... introduced a Navigation Day on March 17, 2005 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Zheng He's voyage. Qu Jinliang, director of the Institute of Maritime Culture Studies at Ocean University of China, said he supported the proposal for a national ocean festival but also said the public was not knowledgeable enough about western methods of maritime development, which was characterised ...




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