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  1. 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, ...

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    Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Recipe for tensions on Clinton visit to Beijing as US secretary of state intends to bring up maritime disputes with Chinese leaders U.S. urges Asean ... territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and set a date for diplomatic progress to be made. Clinton, who will arrive in Beijing today for two days of talks with Chinese officials, is expected ...


    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ... of power. "Accidents might take place between China and Japan on some specific patrol or maritime law enforcement mission, triggering further frictions that are likely to escalate into military ...

  4. Experts say drills stir up disputes

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with neighbours involved in the drills. Asian countries engaged in territorial disputes with China, including the Philippines, Vietnam and India, were all invited to take part in this year's Cobra ... dispute] turbulent, because then it has a better chance of controlling the situation.' The annual Cobra Gold exercises have grown into the largest military drills in the region. The joint ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Teddy Ng in Beijing The Philippines is sending its biggest warship to a South China Sea shoal also claimed by China as tensions over disputed waters extend ... with theirs,' Aquino told the Associated Press. 'We think we have very solid grounds to say 'Do not intrude into our territory', and that is not a source of dispute or should ...

  7. Hotline set up to smooth Beijing-Hanoi relations

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... high-ranking officers, tackle cross-border crimes, as well as maintain peace in the disputed South China Sea. The two countries signed an six-point maritime agreement on Tuesday seeking to contain the territory dispute over the South China Sea, home to potentially rich oil and gas deposits and crossed by key shipping lanes. China and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia ...

  8. Sino-Russian drill seen as tactical move

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... interests are threatened, as well as a response to US-Philippine manoeuvres in the disputed South China Sea, analysts say. The Sino-Russian exercise, to be held from Sunday to Friday in the Yellow Sea near Qingdao, Shandong province, will focus on joint maritime defence and the protection of navigation rights and will involve 16 vessels, including destroyers, frigates, support ...

  9. Vietnam told not to complicate sea claims

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disputes in the South China Sea by seeking foreign assistance in resolving rival claims. During talks in Beijing that Xinhua said included a 'candid' discussion on the South China Sea, Hu ... the disputes, but instead deal with problems in a calm and constructive fashion and avoid affecting the relationship between the two countries and parties, as well as the peace and stability ...

  10. Fears in Japan over East China Sea

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and influence in dealing with international maritime disputes.' 1403 The year the Diaoyu Islands first appears in written records, in a Chinese book about sea routes, 'Voyage with the Tail ... government-backed report warned yesterday, referring to the two countries' dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japanese. Since the People's Liberation Army Navy has been ...




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