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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. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ideal for maritime or any time

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Admiral's Cup Tides 48 is a sailing enthusiast's dream. Twelve colourful nautical pennants which correspond to the first 12 numbers of the International Code of Maritime Signals take the place ...

  9. Plan to boost cross-strait maritime links

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Xiamen Mainland shipping authorities yesterday unveiled a nine-point plan to boost direct maritime links with Taiwan. The measures include opening up five new ports to cross-strait trade, increasing investment in onshore infrastructure and strengthening communication with Taiwanese authorities, said Song Dexing, director of the Ministry of Transport's Department ...

  10. HK urged to focus on maritime industry to become trade hub

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government must take a more active role in developing Hong Kong's maritime industry into an Asian trade hub or it would lose out to Shanghai and Singapore, ... Kong was well placed to establish an exchange facility. 'Most of Shanghai's staff do not have good command of English and are not quality maritime professionals, while London cannot ...




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