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  1. First Sino-Japanese maritime talks end

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com China and Japan wrapped up their first high-level maritime talks in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, yesterday without announcing any breakthroughs. During two days of talks, 'the two sides exchanged views on co-operation over maritime issues' and the 'Chinese government expounded its stance on the Diaoyu Islands', the foreign ministry said ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. New city to run disputed island chains

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China has approved a plan to establish a new city to administer three disputed island chains in the South China Sea, in its latest attempt to step up ... action in the future.' Vietnam's National Assembly yesterday approved a law stipulating that all foreign ships passing through the disputed waters must notify Vietnamese authorities. ...

  4. Fleet sails in as patrols stepped up

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing has stepped up patrols of the South China Sea, sending a fleet of four maritime surveillance ships to the disputed waters, state media said. ... month, and two other vessels to the sea, where China is embroiled in territorial disputes with many of its Southeast Asian neighbours, Xinhua said. It said the fleet was scheduled to sail 4,500 ...

  5. Heritage zones in Paracels to Protect relics

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... protection laws. The waters encompassed by Sansha- which administers the Spratly, Paracel and Macclesfield Bank island chains- comprise key sections of the maritime Silk Road to Guangzhou along ...

  6. Unify emission standards, global shipowners say

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) said unified standards were needed to avoid the sort of controversy troubling airlines. BIMCO also expressed concern as to whether there would ... The percentages will increase significantly by 2020 if no action is taken, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Governments around the world are planning to introduce measures ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New plan for Bohai Sea unlikely to end crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... aims to end a long-running dispute between maritime and environmental authorities over which department should take charge of the multi-billion-yuan clean-up. 'It is a plan on how ... to be released by year's end, involves the most comprehensive anti-pollution campaign yet for the sea, involving 10 central government departments, according to maritime sources. A clean-up campaign ...

  9. Maritime emissions raise concern

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis The maritime sector could see its contribution to Hong Kong's air pollution rise in percentage terms as noxious emissions from the power sector were cut, the environment ... said as emissions from power stations were tackled, the maritime industry 'will be emerging as a more important sector [as a pollution source] at least by percentage'. But while he ...

  10. David and Goliath battle it out over East Timor's sea of riches

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... tough stand in negotiations on the disputed maritime boundary, under which the reserves- particularly in the Greater Sunrise field- are located. They allege its withdrawal in March 2002- two ... 'International law requires that Australia exercise restraint in disputed maritime areas,' Mr Alkatiri said. 'Australia's unilateral exploitation of our resources in the Timor Sea ...




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