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  1. All at sea over disputed waters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... today, and which was seen by the South China Morning Post yesterday, that Beijing had shown a willingness to resolve the disputes through a moderate approach. But the effectiveness of those ... on Saturday warned that the US-Philippines drills had raised the risk of an armed confrontation over the disputed waters. The Pentagon has insisted the drill is a regular exercise 'not tied ...

  2. Fears in Japan over East China Sea

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and influence in dealing with international maritime disputes.' 1403 The year the Diaoyu Islands first appears in written records, in a Chinese book about sea routes, 'Voyage with the Tail ... government-backed report warned yesterday, referring to the two countries' dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japanese. Since the People's Liberation Army Navy has been ...

  3. PLA denies adopting tough approach

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese military denies it has adopted a tough approach in handling territorial disputes over the South China Sea, saying its recent moves in the disputed waters were intended to safeguard national interests. At a press briefing on the nation's defence strategy ahead of today's 85th anniversary of the founding of the People's ...

  4. From Middle Kingdom to maritime power

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... China, to contemplate the country's need to develop maritime strategies. Still, the concept of maritime power remained a low priority for most of the 20th century as the nation reeled from ... followed,' Dr Yoshihara said. 'If one defines maritime power in broader terms, then I think China is in serious contention to becoming a maritime power. China already ranks third after South ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 'Farce' would damage relations, say analysts

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a maritime scholar and international affairs experts. 'What [Tokyo Governor] Shintaro Ishihara has done will not sway the Chinese government or the people's determination to defend the Diaoyu Islands, which are a sacred and indivisible part of Chinese territory,' said Wang Hanling, a professor of maritime affairs and international law at the Chinese Academy of Social ...

  7. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liberation Army Navy had unintentionally formed a 'tacit understanding' in maritime issues at least two decades ago. But it was still too early for both sides to co-operate due to the lack ... maritime issues, Beijing and Taipei share common interests, so the PLA Navy would eagerly co-operate with the Taiwan navy to safeguard our territory,' Ni said. However, when tension ...

  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. Fears of encirclement as South China Sea tensions continue

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang It's not hard for China to feel cornered in its traditional maritime disputes with its neighbours. That feeling intensified last week with two developments: the unveiling ... and is potentially rich in oil and gas reserves. But this claim has also locked it into a complex dispute with several countries that also claim rights to the area, including Vietnam, the Philippines, ...

  10. Age of reason?

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1978, when China and Japan signed a treaty of peace and friendship, no mention was made of their territorial dispute over a few uninhabited islands. Deng Xiaoping did not want the dispute over the islands, known to the Chinese as the Diaoyu Islands and to the Japanese as the Senkakus, to hold up the signing of the treaty. Speaking of the islands, Deng said ...




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