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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Putin vows to boost Russian military supplies to Vietnam amid South China Sea dispute

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 01:03pm by KRISTINE KWOK AND AGENCIES

    ... Kristine Kwok and Agencies Kristine.kwok@scmp.com The Russian president promises to expand arms supplies in a gesture certain to raise tensions with China amid maritime disputes Putin ... supporter of Vietnam in the South China Sea ZHANG MINGLIANG, JINAN UNIVERSITY While still in a headlock with Vietnam over maritime territorial disputes, China sees closer Russia and Vietnam military ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY EXERCISES

    China shows off naval strength with major maritime exercise

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China in show of maritime strength China in show of strength amid tension over islands A helicopter practises a rescue yesterday as Chinese warships took part in high-profile maritime drills in the East China Sea to assert Beijing's readiness to use military force to back civilian patrol ships in disputed waters. The joint naval exercise, ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME POWER

    China ramps up maritime strategy in zone around US territory

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall, Cary Huang

    ... Dialogue at the weekend that Beijing would like to "put aside" maritime territorial disputes and resolve differences through dialogue.   ... up maritime strategy The People's Liberation Army has ramped up China's maritime strategy with the weekend's confirmation of PLA Navy operations within the 200 nautical mile ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe to visit Beijing next week

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:44pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... maritime disputes and historical grievances caused the bilateral relationship to plunge to a new low. Scholars, however, remain sceptical that a diplomatic breakthrough is imminent. Masuzoe said ... to 2012, the Japanese capital was governed by Shintaro Ishihara, whose campaign to nationalise a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea angered Beijing and caused diplomatic ructions ...

  5. News - Asia

    Three Chinese ships in disputed waters, says Japan

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 09:04am by Agence France Presse in Tokyo

    ... The Chinese maritime surveillance vessels stayed in the waters for about four hours, sailing out shortly before 2:00 pm, the coastguard said Three Chinese government ships sailed into waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo on Friday, for the first time since late May, Japan’s coastguard said. The Chinese maritime surveillance vessels stayed in the waters for about ...

  6. News - Asia

    Philippines renames coast 'West Philippine Sea'

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 07:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... the Philippines has the inherent power and right to designate its maritime areas with appropriate nomenclature for purposes of the national mapping system,” it said. “The maritime areas on the western ...

  7. News - China

    China maritime agencies brought under one body

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com New roles streamline maritime agencies Deputy Public Security Minister Meng Hongwei will double up as head of the new China Coast Guard, designed to bring the nation's patchwork of maritime law enforcement agencies under a single roof amid ongoing territorial disputes with neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, the reshuffle of provincial Communist Party ...

  8. China, Vietnam seal accord over maritime territory

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a hotline contact mechanism in order to allow them to promptly communicate and properly deal with maritime issues,' it said. It said that Beijing and Hanoi should solve maritime disputes ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China and Vietnam have agreed to seek a long-term resolution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has stoked tensions between the two ...

  9. News - China

    Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Industrial strife increases as the workforce falls The mainland's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up by nearly a third, the biggest surge in protests since the global fina ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Court to decide on arbitration ruling on Hans-Sinopec dispute

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Sinopec seeks to revoke arbitration decision over fuel storage agreement Court to decide on ruling in Hans case A legal battle between privately-owned fuel storage facilities operator Hans Energy and state-backed giant China Pet ...




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