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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis in disputed waters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sino-US hotline can avert a crisis A rising Chinese navy, an increasingly assertive Japanese one and resurgent American maritime interests in Asia make for more naval traffic and greater potential for a mishap. Tension is high over the disputed Diaoyu Islands- known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan- and China's air defence identification zone, which ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Obama warns China over territorial disputes as he backs Philippines

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US President Barack Obama delivered a fresh warning on Tuesday to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, as he pledged “ironclad” military support for the Philippines. On the final day of a four-nation Asian tour, Obama used an address to US and Filipino troops in Manila to voice concern over the increasingly tense maritime ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE: ANALYSIS

    PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:17pm by Reuters

    ... to territory across Asia's seas. No one expected any resolution of disputes over maritime boundaries, accusations of cyberespionage, Beijing's suspicions about America's strategic ...


    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 ...

  8. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Vietnam’s UN envoy says Beijing refusing dialogue over South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 07:16pm by Andrea Chen, AP

    ... Andrea Chen and Associated Press Hanoi seeks dialogue over Paracel Islands dispute; China denies it sent warships to area Vietnam says China refusing to hold talks Vietnam's ambassador to the United Nations has accused Beijing of refusing to hold talks to resolve the two countries' stand-off over disputed territory in the South China Sea. Le Hoai Trung said Beijing ...

  9. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Beijing takes South China Sea oil rig dispute with Vietnam to UN

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:26am

    ... its dispute with Vietnam over its deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting ... chief to circulate it to the 193 members of the General Assembly. China sent the rig into disputed waters on May 1, provoking a confrontation with Vietnamese ships, complaints from Hanoi, ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... at hindering China, with Beijing embroiled in maritime disputes with several of its neighbours. "That's not what it is directed to do at all. It's about working closely with the US ... Korea and maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...




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