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    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Annual forum in Singapore hears worries about miscalculations arising from tensions over maritime rivalries, as Tokyo vows co-operation The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia. Japan is seeking to create a National Security Council so it can ...

  2. Maritime code seen as tough task

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of 'internationalising' the South China Sea issue and has demanded that specific territorial disputes be dealt with in one-to-one negotiations between the claimant states. Rather than allow negotiations over ... effort to define specific areas of dispute- something demanded by the Philippines as it questioned China's controversial 'nine-dotted line'. That line stretches some 1,600km from ...

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    Taipei releases satellite record of fishing boat route, refuting Manila’s claim

    Posted May 21st 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan on Tuesday released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguards, flatly rejecting Manila’s allegations that the boat intruded into Philippine waters. The killing of crew member ...

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    Taiwanese investigators quit shooting probe, calling Philippine officials 'dishonest'

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Lawrence.chung@scmp.com Joint investigation abandoned as Taiwanese call Philippine officials 'capricious and dishonest' Taipei calls off coastguard probe Taiwanese investigators yesterday described their Philippines coun ...

  5. Beijing keen to avoid maritime row with India

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International Relations, said China was trying to persuade India to steer clear of the South China Sea to avoid further problems in the disputed waters. 'China doesn't want India to work ... of investing in the disputed South China Sea.' As for Kashmir, a region claimed by both India and Pakistan where insurgents waged a bloody battle for independence in the early 1990s, Dr Rajeswari ...

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    Briefs, 6 October, 2012

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Xinhua China offers 3b yuan Asean maritime fund China has offered a 3 billion yuan (HK$3.67 billion) maritime co-operation fund for the 10-member Asean bloc, some of whose members have territorial disputes with China. Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh said China announced the fund in Manila at the inaugural maritime forum of Asean and eight partners, including ...

  7. US seeks to build a tacit alliance against China

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hooman Peimani Since 1971, the US has led an international maritime warfare exercise biennially in the Pacific. But this year, the ongoing Rim of the Pacific war games, or Rimpac, ... engaged in disputes over the ownership of the oil and gas-rich islands of the South China Sea. The latter two have experienced low-level naval flare-ups with China since last year as Beijing has ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. WTO the best referee for currency disputes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... is that the IMF's exchange rate surveillance has failed to make a difference. More positively, the WTO has a tested dispute settlement board, which has proper evidence-gathering, assessment and adjudication ... issues. When cases are brought before the WTO, there is often much political ballyhoo, but when the dispute procedure starts the fuss dies down until the judgment is given. With the mid-April ...

  10. Russia returns parts of disputed border islands

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decades of dispute over the territory. The document was signed by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his visiting Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Beijing in the latest sign of rapidly warming ... Academy of Social Sciences, said that under the deal China would own more than half of Heixiazi Island. The total area of disputed territory is about 327 sq km, although the agreement signed ...




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