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  1. China, Vietnam seal accord over maritime territory

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a hotline contact mechanism in order to allow them to promptly communicate and properly deal with maritime issues,' it said. It said that Beijing and Hanoi should solve maritime disputes ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China and Vietnam have agreed to seek a long-term resolution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has stoked tensions between the two ...

  2. Maritime code seen as tough task

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of 'internationalising' the South China Sea issue and has demanded that specific territorial disputes be dealt with in one-to-one negotiations between the claimant states. Rather than allow negotiations over ... effort to define specific areas of dispute- something demanded by the Philippines as it questioned China's controversial 'nine-dotted line'. That line stretches some 1,600km from ...

  3. Beijing keen to avoid maritime row with India

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International Relations, said China was trying to persuade India to steer clear of the South China Sea to avoid further problems in the disputed waters. 'China doesn't want India to work ... of investing in the disputed South China Sea.' As for Kashmir, a region claimed by both India and Pakistan where insurgents waged a bloody battle for independence in the early 1990s, Dr Rajeswari ...

  4. New maritime clash threatens Sino-Japan ties

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a rift like last year's after a collision between Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku Islands. The Japanese coastguard ... activities near the disputed islands. Noda has also said Asian countries should work together to push China's military to obey rules, with reference to disputes in the South China Sea. ...

  5. Japanese propose plan to avoid maritime conflicts

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba yesterday proposed to China the setting up of a 'crisis-management mechanism' to avoid conflicts over disputed waters that often plague bilateral relations. Gemba sought China's endorsement of the mechanism in talks with Premier Wen Jiabao during his one-day stay in Beijing, which ...

  6. Wen calls for bilateral solution to regional disputes such as Spratlys

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has reiterated China's preference for maritime disputes to be resolved bilaterally rather than multilaterally ahead of a four-day trip to Malaysia and Indonesia beginning today. 'We disapprove of referring bilateral disputes to multilateral forums because it will only make the disputes bigger and more complicated,' Wen said in an interview ...

  7. Wave of interest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Master of Laws- Maritime and Transportation Law City University Larry Kwok Ming-tat, marine manager at Greater China ACE Insurance, says he had searched for a specialised programme in maritime and transportation law for a long time before his quest finally came to an end in 2010, when City University of Hong Kong introduced the Master of Laws- Maritime ...

  8. Disputed islands are prized catch

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as they map out a framework to guide a broader settlement of various maritime problems. Officials close to the talks say Beijing is insisting there is no dispute over the Paracels. They are under ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent, on Ly Son Island, Vietnam If the evolving diplomatic battle over the disputed South China Sea has a front line, it could be the island of Ly Son. ...

  9. China charts course to project marine power

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interests and strengthening its control of disputed waters. 'It is an arduous task to safeguard our nation's maritime interests as the international fight for resources and strategic ... to much of its untapped gas and oil reserves. But he also cautioned against any possible flare-up of tensions in the disputed waters, emphasising the need for careful handling of maritime rights ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... featuring at position 34 last year. Maritime museum no longer at sea A museum dedicated to Hong Kong and the rest of southern China's maritime heritage is a step closer to having a permanent home following a recent blessing ceremony to mark the start of construction and fitting-out work. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is set to move into Pier 8 at the Central ferry piers towards ...




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