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  1. Risk growing in maritime dispute, crisis group warns

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... international study. The latest survey by the non-partisan International Crisis Group examines the role of Southeast Asian claimants in the dispute with China and urges much greater regional efforts towards easing escalating risks while managing joint development of resources in disputed areas. 'In the absence of such a mechanism, tensions in the South China Sea could all too easily ...

  2. 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,' ...

  3. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trefor Moss Was it Deng Xiaoping who said that possession is nine-tenths of the law? No matter. China is actively applying this simple precept in the South China Sea, a disputed region ... Island- one of many disputed territories in the South China Sea- drives a bulldozer through the diplomatic and legal niceties about who owns what in one of Asia's most hotly contested areas. ...

  4. Taiwan rules out anti-air missiles on disputed islets

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could ignite political dispute,' he told lawmakers during a legislative session. 'It could affect regular patrols by our relevant agencies as well as our delivery of air and sea ... in order to defend Taipei's sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea, as neighbouring countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines stepped up action to uphold their claims. Since 1956, ...

  5. Beijing patrol missions predicted to rise

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing will increase its surveillance of disputed waters in the South China and East China seas to safeguard its territorial sovereignty, a maritime ... of disputed waters in the South China and East China seas would also protect Chinese fishermen's rights and strengthen Beijing's control. 'Strengthening regular maritime patrols ...

  6. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a maritime law expert says. Dr Jay Batongbacal of the University of the Philippines College of Law yesterday said his research 'is clear evidence that we were exercising jurisdiction over ... on the Philippines' maritime interests. 'This Yuan dynasty map cannot even properly place the Luzon and Mindanao islands,' he said. China, he noted, had yet to make public its 1279 map. In contrast, ...

  7. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... as part of future talks on maritime disputes. From Beijing's perspective, as sole occupier, there is no dispute. Certainly China's state media largely ignores the Vietnamese claim, ... on a historical contradiction in the United States' position on the regional territorial dispute, just one of several wrinkles in the decades-long saga over the Paracels. Hanoi has been struggling ...

  8. Prepare to make sacrifices, Filipinos are told

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Filipinos have been told by the nation's foreign secretary to prepare for sacrifices, in an escalation of rhetoric with China over a month-long maritime dispute. The comments by Albert del Rosario came yesterday in a fiery speech to a packed audience of the country's top businessmen in Manila, in which he said the Philippines would not back ...

  9. On patrol in disputed waters without a bullet in sight

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... and at the centre of a heated territorial dispute. 'If any Japanese ship violates the 12-mile limit, we will take action to safeguard our maritime sovereignty,' said Kim Ki-soo, captain ... Korean-controlled islets, which dominate rich fishing grounds. He is on the front line of a dispute triggered when Japan's Shimane prefecture called for the symbolic designation of February 22 ...

  10. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea ahead of a key regional summit in Cambodia this week. China should rethink its current policies in handling territorial disputes and act more assertively to strengthen its sovereignty ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms ...




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