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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA joint cyberwarfare drill to show new strength and sophistication

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and especially neighbouring countries involved in territorial disputes in the East and South China seas- their military muscle following a recent focus on the mainland's naval buildup. Last week, the PLA Navy also carried out a rare joint exercise involving its three fleets- the North Sea, East Sea and South Sea fleets- in the South China Sea as disputes drag on between Beijing and Tokyo ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doubts cast over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... off in The Hague next month over competing maritime jurisdictional claims, an independent legal expert has cast doubt over Manila's case. The dispute centres on China's territorial ... that, Manila's request for a determination that certain disputed maritime areas "form part of the continental shelf of the Philippines" would prejudice the rights of Vietnam ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China, US and Japan need to tone down the rhetoric on island disputes

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by MARK VALENCIA

    ... certainly needs to improve its public relations, particularly regarding its maritime disputes. Allegedly calling the president of the Philippines a "bare-faced liar" and exaggerating ... that they would "not tolerate any attempt to alter the status quo by force or coercion". This was considered to be a reference to the dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    China executes Japanese man for smuggling amphetamines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese national convicted of trafficking stimulant drug executed in China, Japan's foreign minister says amid regional tensions over maritime territorial disputes Chinese authorities on Friday executed a Japanese man who had been sentenced to death in connection with smuggling a stimulant drug, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... will, improve its position in negotiations, and maintain domestic morale. Shooting a fishing boat and causing death in a disputed area is a very serious event … If it is confirmed the Philippine navy is behind the shooting, the mainland should show its stance by intensifying navy activities in the disputed water between the mainland and Philippines … The Philippines is the most ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese naval drill stokes tension with the Philippines

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... "The drill is aimed at practising joint patrols between the navy and the coastguard in protecting our fishermen, as well as maritime rescue operations," Taiwanese defence ministry spokesman Luo Shou-he said. The drill is aimed at practising joint patrols between the navy and the coastguard in protecting our fishermen, as well as maritime rescue operations Luo declined ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An apology by the Philippines is only the first step

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by PETER K

    ... SCMP Editorial An apology is only first step Complicated disputes can require pragmatic solutions. This has been forgotten by the Philippines in the fallout from the killing by its ... resolving territorial waters disputes troubling; the killing was in an area both claim as being in their 200 nautical-mile off-shore exclusive economic zones. With Beijing also claiming the sea, ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Build-up on remote Japanese atoll raises strategic questions

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japan says tiny Okinotorishima is an island, and part of its exclusive economic zone, but China sees this as a breach of maritime law Tokyo builds up remote Pacific ... that it is designed to serve, is likely intended to help Japan argue for the extension of its exclusive economic zone a further 200 nautical miles into the Pacific. China is not disputing that the territory ...


    China's maritime rights and expansion push could lead to tension with neighbours

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... affairs at Nanjing University, said territorial disputes would not affect China's maritime strategy, as Beijing needed to seek out more natural resources to fuel its booming economy. ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing's push to expand maritime economy and oceanic rights is seen as vital to nation's development, but also a source of friction Maritime growth ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Beijing angered by Obama's stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:36am by Teddy Ng, AFP AND REUTERS

    ... and Najib has played down their rival maritime claims. But Malaysian anxieties have grown, particularly after China held naval exercises in disputed waters last year, and the US and Malaysia have ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com President says US opposes any attempts to undermine Tokyo's control of disputed islands US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying ...




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