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  1. Patrol boats to escort fishing vessels in disputed Spratlys

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Two mainland patrol vessels have set out to protect fishing vessels in the South China Sea amid rising tensions over disputed sovereignty in the region, mainland ... another disputed group lying between the Spratlys and Hainan. The vessels' departure also coincided with the end of a four-day visit to China by Vietnam's deputy foreign minister, Pham ...

  2. Legal courses plug skills gaps

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... universities. Postgraduate programmes in arbitration and dispute resolution are available at the University of Hong Kong and City University, while a master's in competition law and economics ... said: 'A key aim is to raise the profile of Hong Kong as a place that pursues excellence in the study of maritime and transportation law. 'As one of Asia's busiest seaports ...

  3. Engineers finish marking of sea borders

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... into China's internal waters, and extend its territorial waters and resources claims. Beijing has disputed similar attempts by Tokyo to extend Japan's maritime rights southwards through structures ... to establish China's right to territorial waters and maritime resources, Xinhua reported yesterday. The team had completed work on a lighthouse on Waikejiao- about 70 kilometres off Jiangsu- ...

  4. US out to ensure capacity meets shippers' needs

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Maritime watchdogs in the United States plan to keep a closer watch on international container shipping lines to prevent a repeat of the problems cargo owners faced this year following a stronger than forecast rebound in global trade. Outlining the move, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said its staff 'will develop recommendations to enhance oversight ...

  5. Cross-strait rescue drill a step in building trust

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... collisions and other maritime accidents. To sidestep an unnecessary political dispute, the two sides agreed not to fly their respective flags, the CGA said. Huang Wei-cher, a legislator from ... fence-mending talks in Beijing in mid-2008, followed by a second round in central Taiwan later that year, when they committed to co-operate in maritime search and rescue operations. The CGA sent four ...

  6. What Hong Kong waterfront needs is a maritime centre

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary of Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's letter in support of the Maritime Museum's relocation to Pier 8 ('Maritime Museum will be part of vibrant waterfront ... www.queenspier.com) that was principally anchored by the inner harbour and restaurant complexes that drive the benchmark waterfronts in Singapore, Sydney and Baltimore. A relocated and expanded maritime ...

  7. First confirmation of China's plan to build aircraft carriers

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... exploration in the Arctic Ocean and elsewhere and negotiations with foreign countries over maritime territorial disputes. However, Song Xiaojun, a Beijing-based naval vessel expert, said the SOA ... Administration (SOA), the State Council in 2003 decided to make China a maritime superpower. '[In addition], in 2009, China put forward an idea and plan for building aircraft carriers. ...

  8. Why appointing a shipping minister is a waste of time

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The government should appoint a shipping minister to bolster the interests of Hong Kong's maritime community and counter the mounting threat posed by cities such as Singapore and Shanghai, a leading ship magnate said yesterday. SCMP, June 24 We used to have something in government called the Port and Maritime Board. Officialdom then recognised in 2003 ...

  9. South China Sea becomes Beijing's latest 'core interest'

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... growth. But with a coastline stretching 18,000 kilometres, China now has territorial disputes with many neighbouring countries over maritime boundaries, which constitute a bigger source ... relations at Renmin University, said the doctrine had apparently failed to resolve all disputes, and China now faced increasing maritime competition in the region. 'We now face more pressure ...

  10. Maritime industry calls for a boost

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis A coalition of maritime industry groups, including Hong Kong shipowners and seafarers, is calling for the government to establish a policy bureau to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international maritime centre. The call is among a package of nine proposals made by the alliance of four organisations to stave off growing competition from Singapore ...




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