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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US expresses concern as Diaoyu Islands sovereignty dispute escalates

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... dispute The United States has officially voiced its concern to Beijing after a Chinese maritime surveillance plane flew over the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, over which both China ... in the region," US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said on Friday. China and Japan have long disputed the sovereignty of the islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus. The US made clear that its ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Rough seas ahead as DP World sails into Indian port dispute

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Michael

    ... in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, the Gujarat Maritime Board, the state's regulator for ports, had asked DP World why its licence to operate the Mundra International Container Terminal in Kutch ... the takeover was a breach of the concession agreement. The maritime board has also raised the issue of dilution of equity of P&O Ports and transfer of property, assets and undertakings ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Visit aims to smooth ties with Vietnam

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the two sides did not intend to attempt to negotiate a solution to their maritime dispute. Professor Zhou Yongsheng, of China Foreign Affairs University, said: 'The high-level visit by Xi ... Vice-President Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to Vietnam yesterday, widely seen as an attempt to exert more influence in Southeast Asia amid territorial disputes and US efforts ...

  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Alaskan fisherman survives 24 hours adrift at sea in plastic tub after storm

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Seattle Teenager survives 24 hours adrift in chilly seas after boat capsizes in storm Alaskan fisherman saved by aplastic tub A 19-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized in the chilly waters of southern Alaska floated for more than 24 ...

  7. Spirit of 1972 will make partners of China and US

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... assertive China, with its heightened nationalistic fervour, is poised to take an even tougher stance in disputes over maritime territories that it traditionally claims in the South China Sea. ... the US fears China's unchecked maritime ambitions will further erode its sole superpower status. In fact, the Chinese are not as enthusiastic as Americans in predicting the decline ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US interest fading in pivot to Asia

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... remain a leading promoter of rules" for trade, investment, intellectual property, labour and the environment; continue to be "a guardian of the global commons, like the maritime ... to Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands, the prime minister said: "No one should ever doubt the robustness of the Japan-US alliance." It was, perhaps inadvertently, a mild ...

  9. P.L.A. navy tests the water in drills

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the United States and neighbours who dispute its territorial claims. A PLA Navy fleet is set to conduct training drills in international waters in the western Pacific, a statement posted ... destroyer, a supply vessel and three others, had moved into the Pacific, passing between Okinawa and Miyako islands at about midnight on Tuesday. It said the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ...


    China warns US not to take sides in territorial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Don't take sides, U.S. is warned asClinton flies in Beijing again warned Washington not to take sides in South China Sea territorial disputes as US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ... peace. Clinton's China trip came as part of a regional tour intended to ease rising tensions over land disputes. Before departing for Beijing, she told reporters in Jakarta on Monday ...




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