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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing to survey disputed Diaoyus to 'safeguard maritime interests'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea as part of attempts to safeguard maritime rights with the help of the military, while tensions with Tokyo continue to rise. The announcement, made ... surveying and mapping process is a fundamental step towards safeguarding the country's maritime interests," Li said. But Zhang Huifeng , a director of the National Administration ...

  2. New maritime clash threatens Sino-Japan ties

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a rift like last year's after a collision between Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkaku Islands. The Japanese coastguard ... activities near the disputed islands. Noda has also said Asian countries should work together to push China's military to obey rules, with reference to disputes in the South China Sea. ...

  3. Beijing patrol missions predicted to rise

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing will increase its surveillance of disputed waters in the South China and East China seas to safeguard its territorial sovereignty, a maritime ... of disputed waters in the South China and East China seas would also protect Chinese fishermen's rights and strengthen Beijing's control. 'Strengthening regular maritime patrols ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. China charts course to project marine power

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interests and strengthening its control of disputed waters. 'It is an arduous task to safeguard our nation's maritime interests as the international fight for resources and strategic ... to much of its untapped gas and oil reserves. But he also cautioned against any possible flare-up of tensions in the disputed waters, emphasising the need for careful handling of maritime rights ...

  6. Hotline set up to smooth Beijing-Hanoi relations

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... high-ranking officers, tackle cross-border crimes, as well as maintain peace in the disputed South China Sea. The two countries signed an six-point maritime agreement on Tuesday seeking to contain the territory dispute over the South China Sea, home to potentially rich oil and gas deposits and crossed by key shipping lanes. China and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia ...

  7. Sino-Russian drill seen as tactical move

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... interests are threatened, as well as a response to US-Philippine manoeuvres in the disputed South China Sea, analysts say. The Sino-Russian exercise, to be held from Sunday to Friday in the Yellow Sea near Qingdao, Shandong province, will focus on joint maritime defence and the protection of navigation rights and will involve 16 vessels, including destroyers, frigates, support ...

  8. Beijing takes softer line with its neighbours

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the water disputes to work with us in maritime protection, scientific research, maritime search and rescue, as well as other non-sensitive areas,' Wang said. 'That's why China can now ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Recent diplomatic efforts to improve relations between China and its neighbours, which have been strained by disputes over the South China Sea, suggest ...

  9. Tough diplomacy on three fronts for China

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the 3,980-tonne Haijian 50, its largest patrol ship, on its maiden voyage there to guard its maritime sovereignty and interests, Xinhua reported yesterday. The Haijian 50 will visit Rixiang Rock, Suyan ... maritime policy at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, said that sending the Haijian 50 to the East China Sea showed Beijing's determination to resolve its territorial ...

  10. Beijing lists unity and security as core interests

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in regions like Xinjiang . Wang Hanling, an expert on maritime affairs and international law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, said the country's sovereignty did not only ... disputes and jointly develop' the Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands after territorial disputes with neighbouring countries, China's stance of claiming sovereignty over those islands ...




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