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  1. Planning ahead for public housing must include developing the New Territories

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of land, more than 2,500 hectares, are needed. These can only be made available by developing the New Territories, which has 90 per cent of Hong Kong's total land mass. The planning ...

  2. New Territories resort targets overseas clients

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increased their purchasing power in the city. Located in Tin Shui Wai, in the New Territories, Harbour Plaza Resort City has 1,102 hotel rooms, about half of which are leased out as serviced suites ... property market prospect, Mr Chu said the general outlook for serviced apartments was optimistic, backed by strong demand and the limited new supply expected in the next few years. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How a non-existent island became China's southernmost territory

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by BILL HAYTON

    ... Bill Hayton Bill Hayton says records show that a translation error some 80 years ago may be to blame How a non-existent island became China's southernmost territory Where is the "southernmost point of Chinese territory"? It's a controversial question and the least controversial answer might be Hainan Island. More controversial options would be the Paracel (Xisha) ...

  4. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Asean seeks to heal South China Sea territorial rift

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Southeast Asian foreign ministers sought on Saturday to heal a rift over territorial rows involving China, aiming to build unity ahead of a leaders’ ... of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, told reporters at the start of the meeting. “We hope that if there is anything we can do to help to build this new culture of norms... of new habits ...

  5. Territorial claims set out in map of South China Sea

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... campaign involving a dozen ministries and the Communist Party's publicity department to help raise public awareness of the country's territories and safeguard its sovereignty in disputed ... to laying out our [territorial] claim,' the statement said. Tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea have resurfaced since 2009, after a United Nations' commission set ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines to buy 12 South Korean fighter jets

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... stressed that the planned purchase was “not aimed at any particular country” despite the new tensions with China over conflicting maritime territorial claims in the South China Sea. Defence ...

  7. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo China is considering declaring a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea, according to a Japanese report on Friday, a move likely to fan tensions in an area riven by territorial disputes. The report comes months after Beijing caused consternation with the sudden declaration of an ADIZ above the East China Sea, covering ...

  8. News - China

    Philippines denounces China’s plans to board ships

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippines has denounced Chinese plans to search ships sailing through what Beijing says is its territory in the South China Sea in the latest irritant ... police the right to search vessels that pass through the waters. Last week the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and India protested a map on a new Chinese passport that depicts all of the disputed ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... arbitration is allowed under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, but the move adds urgency and new elements to a trying political scene. Relations between the two nations over competing claims ... no compromise wording for an official statement. What does this new move portend? At first glance, it is a legitimate step, supported by the various calls for parties to use international law, rather ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Battle of the South China Sea charts

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode maps out the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, which came to a head with China's controversial nine-dash line Battle charts Welcome to the great ... the entire sea in its new passports along with other disputed borders. India, Vietnam and the Philippines were swift to protest- and forced to launch bureaucratic countermeasures. Less visibly, ...




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