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  1. 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 ...

  2. Visit aims to smooth ties with Vietnam

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a good direction since then. The person said the two sides did not intend to attempt to negotiate a solution to their maritime dispute. Professor Zhou Yongsheng, of China Foreign Affairs ... territorial disputes and US efforts to reassert itself in the region. Xi met members of the local Chinese community after arriving in Hanoi. He plans to visit the mausoleum of late Vietnamese leader ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for tackling regional maritime disputes. US-China trade on the agenda in Chengdu Top trade officials from China and the US will meet tomorrow in Chengdu to address and resolve key trade concerns. ...

  4. Reinforcing the peace

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... already been announced, adding to existing presences in Japan, South Korea, Guam and, of course, Hawaii. The Philippines, badly rattled by its continuing maritime disputes with China, may also ...

  5. Rough seas ahead

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the general concerns are a significant number of long-simmering maritime disputes that remain unresolved. Japan, for example, is not only engaged in a dispute with the mainland and Taiwan over ... and other maritime areas that are actively disputed.' Further north in Seoul, defence strategists also have an eye on China and Japan as they expand their fleets. South Korea, like Japan, has ...

  6. Booby traps

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... conflict near its disputed maritime domain prohibitively complex. In that regard, a perceived lack of transparency against the US makes an element of strategic sense for China. But, ...

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

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a more 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 ... to a sea power, while 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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