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  1. Risk growing in maritime dispute, crisis group warns

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... international study. The latest survey by the non-partisan International Crisis Group examines the role of Southeast Asian claimants in the dispute with China and urges much greater regional efforts towards easing escalating risks while managing joint development of resources in disputed areas. 'In the absence of such a mechanism, tensions in the South China Sea could all too easily ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Taiwan rules out anti-air missiles on disputed islets

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could ignite political dispute,' he told lawmakers during a legislative session. 'It could affect regular patrols by our relevant agencies as well as our delivery of air and sea ... in order to defend Taipei's sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea, as neighbouring countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines stepped up action to uphold their claims. Since 1956, ...

  4. Fishing fleet on 'risky' mission

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and unswerving decision' by the central leadership in Beijing. Fu added that the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea encourages countries engaged in maritime disputes to negotiate with each ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Nearly 9,000 Chinese fishing boats set off from southernmost Hainan province yesterday towards disputed waters in the South China Sea as a summer fishing ...

  5. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Teddy Ng in Beijing The Philippines is sending its biggest warship to a South China Sea shoal also claimed by China as tensions over disputed waters extend ... with theirs,' Aquino told the Associated Press. 'We think we have very solid grounds to say 'Do not intrude into our territory', and that is not a source of dispute or should ...

  6. Heritage zones in Paracels to Protect relics

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... protection laws. The waters encompassed by Sansha- which administers the Spratly, Paracel and Macclesfield Bank island chains- comprise key sections of the maritime Silk Road to Guangzhou along ...

  7. High stakes for maritime terrorism

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... catastrophic economic and environmental costs of a terrorist attack on an oil tanker in the strait highlights a situation that needs to be brought under control. The major maritime powers have long ... increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In the book, A Time Bomb for Global Trade, which focuses on maritime-related terrorism and threats to shipping, author Michael Richardson says they use ...

  8. Japan says air defence flights doubled

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's maritime rights. In its annual report, the SOA said 228 vessels from an unnamed foreign country were warned off in the South China Sea, and warnings were given to 40 other merchant ... launched operations to safeguard an oil and gas field in the East China Sea, where Japan and China are in dispute over rights to drill for oil and gas. ...

  9. Navy to launch live-fire drill in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese navy will launch a six-day military drill today in disputed waters of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands. The location of the live-fire drill, in waters east of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, is not close to the disputed islands, which Japan calls ...

  10. Talks achieve more than missile tests

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... East Asian governments well know that disputes among them are best settled by dialogue; yet time and again they opt for threats, intimidation and muscle-flexing. Japan's testing ... has chosen to put its defence capabilities first. The protests in Vietnam are grounded in nationalism. At their root are the territorial disputes over the Spratly and Paracel island groups. ...




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