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  1. In Brief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ma sends support message to Diaoyu Islands activists Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has openly endorsed a local group that vowed to reclaim disputed maritime territory from Japan, in a move seen as further proof of the new government's tough stance against Tokyo. The president sent a congratulatory message and a calligraphy scroll to the Chinese Association ...

  2. New ministry section to handle border affairs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disputes and China's neighbours eyeing warily its naval muscle-flexing. China last month celebrated the PLA Navy's 60th anniversary and sent maritime patrol vessels to underline its claim ... around the world are scrambling to submit demarcations of their maritime territory by May 13 to meet requirements of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Disputes with countries including ...

  3. With aircraft carrier remarks, minister sends a message

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an aircraft carrier, analysts said their timing and setting were carefully crafted to take account of maritime disputes with neighbours. China's disputes with Japan and its Southeast Asian ... with its military modernisation. The diplomatic undercurrents also involve China's maritime borders with Southeast Asian countries. The dispute over the South China Sea with the Philippines ...

  4. Hanoi hopeful over maritime row with Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent Vietnam and China were 'fully capable' of solving lingering maritime disputes, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday. ... their efforts towards 'maritime issues, maintenance of peace and stability at sea, and the intensification of co-operation'. 'Both sides will join efforts to seek fundamental, ...

  5. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to cause concern internationally, particularly in the US and Japan, as well as Southeast Asian countries that have maritime disputes with China. It also signals that the navy is shifting its ... It is the sacred responsibility of our armed forces to safeguard our maritime sovereignty and sea rights and interests. 'China, taking into account all the relevant factors, will seriously study ...

  6. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... her at the centre of maritime disputes between China and its smaller neighbours. Clinton will visit Beijing at the midpoint of the 11-day tour that begins in the remote Cook Islands, where she ... interests in the face of China’s growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton landed in Tahiti late on Thursday for a brief refuelling stop ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. A long history of commercial and political misunderstanding

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the islands to Japan back in 1972 along with Okinawa, and last week Clinton declared that they are covered by the 1960 US-Japan security treaty. Maritime disputes are not the only fertile grounds ... misunderstandings. Consider the US offer to host talks between Beijing and Japan over the disputed Daioyu/Senkaku islands, a cluster of uninhabited and inhospitable rocks in the East China Sea that may ...

  9. Ripple effect

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, highlight two festering maritime disputes. Either could lead to conflict in the region unless carefully managed. The tiff between Washington and Beijing ... sovereignty' over the widely scattered Spratly archipelago and 'their adjacent waters', but added that it was ready to resolve disputes through consultation. Beijing's sovereignty claims ...

  10. 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 ...




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