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  1. News - China

    Former envoy Lauro Baja tells Taiwan to 'remember who its friends are'

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that Manila said was inside Philippine territory. Baja said that, contrary to Taipei's claims that the incident occurred in disputed territory, Taiwan had long recognised the area as a part ...

  2. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Taipei, Manila agree to prevent violence in fishing disputes

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan and the Philippines have pledged not to use force in fishing disputes, officials said, as they tackle a row over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman ... of fisheries laws,” it said. The two sides agreed to share their maritime law enforcement procedures and establish means for notifying each other without delay whenever actions are taken against ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan seeks summit with China over Diaoyus dispute as early as May

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as part of efforts to defuse a continuing diplomatic row over disputed islands, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said yesterday. Kishida said the meeting could be possible on the sidelines ... the details of this year's summit, to be hosted by South Korea, had yet to be finalised. Kishida said China's recent maritime activities and opaque military build-ups were major regional ...

  5. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    Clinton calls for restraint in dispute over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 08:36am by Reuters in New York

    ... their relationship rocked in recent months by maritime territorial disputes. Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply after Japan bought the islands from their private owner, hurting bilateral trade ties ... dispute over a cluster of islands in the East China Sea that has soured ties between Asia’s two largest economies. Clinton met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of this week’s ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila's action over South China Sea could risk aggravating disputes

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... significantly- exempted itself in 2006 from disputed action in certain areas, including military activities, the delimitation of maritime boundaries and historic waters. Scholars note, however, ... Sea dispute battle A single act in Manila this week shifted the diplomatic and legal battle lines in the intensifying South China Sea dispute. When Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China is right to favour bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea rows

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... of the Nansha Islands (Spratlys), and disputes related to maritime jurisdiction in some parts of the sea area. How such disputes should be settled is always a decision for parties to the disputes ... of the United Nations stipulates that the parties to any dispute shall seek a solution through negotiation. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that maritime delimitation shall ...

  8. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    China sends jets to Diaoyus as risk of military clash with Japan rises

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

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Fighter planes from both sides sweep through disputed area in latest escalation of tensions China sends jets to islandsas risk of Japan clash rises The risk of a military clash between China and Japan escalated yesterday, with Beijing saying it had scrambled two J-10 fighter jets to monitor Japanese military planes near a disputed part of the East China ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Abe to prepare for resumption of top-level China dialogue

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Foreign Affairs University, said there was still a long way to go for Beijing to bring Tokyo back to their previous understanding that the islands were "a disputed maritime area". ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tokyo responds to Beijing raising possibility of a summit to defuse tensions amid island dispute, but analysts doubt it will happen soon We'll get ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A year of progress in Myanmar and Philippines, stress in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring looks back on a mixed year of hope in Myanmar and the Philippines but growing unease over China's maritime disputes with its neighbours High hopes and deep concern That was the year that was. How did it rate in terms of good and bad developments relative to realistic expectations? And what lessons does it leave for 2013 and beyond? ...




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