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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to take maritime dispute with China to UN

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... almost all political and diplomatic avenues for a peaceful negotiated settlement of its maritime disputes with China," del Rosario said. "To this day a solution is still elusive. We hope that the arbitral proceedings shall bring this dispute to a durable solution." A spokesman for China's embassy in Manila insisted that Beijing had "indisputable sovereignty ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Legal scholar says Beijing 'looks like a bully' for snubbing Manila's move on maritime dispute Saying No to UN arbitration 'makes China look bad' Beijing's rejection of international arbitration to resolve disputes over its claim to most of the South China Sea makes it look like a "bully" in the world community, ...


    Beijing must streamline maritime agencies, experts say

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... that are also claimed by other countries. Xinhua reported yesterday that three Chinese maritime surveillance ships were patrolling waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls ... not including the PLA, which also has a stake in maritime law enforcement- created obstacles to Beijing strengthening its claims to disputed territories. The nine agencies include the public security ...

  5. News - China

    Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama warned China on Thursday against the using force or intimidation in its tense maritime disputes with its neighbours and urged a peaceful resolution. Obama, meeting Chinese officials who were in Washington for wide-ranging talks, “urged China to manage its maritime disputes with its neighbours peacefully, without the use ...

  6. News - China

    China's navy takes delivery of 'stealth frigate'

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shengli emphasised the importance of mastering the vessel's equipment and capabilities in the face of maritime disputes, according to a front-page article on Tuesday in the PLA Daily ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing 'Stealth frigate' for navy The navy has taken delivery of a "stealth frigate" that is expected to bolster the country's maritime ...

  7. Obama 'victory' stokes tensions

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com US President Barack Obama has won a diplomatic battle by successfully raising the issue of maritime disputes in the South China Sea at an Asian ... on Saturday on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia. 'President Obama has certainly won the battle to push forward US objectives by hauling the maritime disputes ...

  8. Tide turns in dangerous waters

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... diplomacy by China,' said Yoichi Shimada, a professor at Fukui Prefectural University. He also accused the Chinese government of 'hypocrisy' in its approach to maritime disputes ... shelf argument when that measurement of a nation's territory is in its favour. 'China does not have a legitimate argument in any of these maritime disputes and all they understand ...

  9. Extra patrol vessels set to fuel tension

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... patrol vessels have started regular missions near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, according to the Philippine and Japanese media. Mainland-based maritime experts said ... , an expert in maritime affairs and international law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, referring to the United States' involvement in maritime disputes between China and its Asian ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China is right to favour bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea rows

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... of the Nansha Islands (Spratlys), and disputes related to maritime jurisdiction in some parts of the sea area. How such disputes should be settled is always a decision for parties to the disputes ... of the United Nations stipulates that the parties to any dispute shall seek a solution through negotiation. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that maritime delimitation shall ...




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