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  1. 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, ...

  2. UN deadline unlikely to resolve disputes over South China Sea

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and geopolitical importance, the area has attracted conflicting sovereignty claims by its surrounding countries. Despite gestures of peace and co-operation, disputes are again flaring in the run-up to a deadline for nations to submit their maritime territorial claims to the United Nations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on May 13. China is now rethinking its strategy in response ...

  3. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  5. Engineers finish marking of sea borders

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... into China's internal waters, and extend its territorial waters and resources claims. Beijing has disputed similar attempts by Tokyo to extend Japan's maritime rights southwards through structures ... to establish China's right to territorial waters and maritime resources, Xinhua reported yesterday. The team had completed work on a lighthouse on Waikejiao- about 70 kilometres off Jiangsu- ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    Philippines hoping China ties will improve

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... and thereby help to resolve a maritime row. Tensions over competing claims to parts of the South China Sea escalated in April this year when ships from the two countries became locked in a standoff ... China Sea. Some organs of China’s state-run media also called for war against the Philippines, while the Chinese government established a new city and military garrison overseeing disputed ...

  9. First confirmation of China's plan to build aircraft carriers

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... exploration in the Arctic Ocean and elsewhere and negotiations with foreign countries over maritime territorial disputes. However, Song Xiaojun, a Beijing-based naval vessel expert, said the SOA ... Administration (SOA), the State Council in 2003 decided to make China a maritime superpower. '[In addition], in 2009, China put forward an idea and plan for building aircraft carriers. ...

  10. 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 ...




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