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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How will China deal with region's distrust?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says distrust of China's intentions is pushing others in the region to find common cause, whatever Beijing may say Rooted in doubt If there has been a running theme of this column, it has been the way countries across the region have been discreetly but actively co-operating to deal with the challenges of China's rise. It is not simply a case ...

  2. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    PLA Navy's three fleets meet in South China Sea for rare show of force

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com PLA fleets hold rare combined drill China's navy has carried out a rare joint exercise, involving its three fleets, in the South China Sea ... Army's North Sea, East Sea and South Sea fleets, national broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday. Meanwhile, three Chinese marine surveillance ships had monitored and obtained evidence before ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Xiamen protest ends, Hunan sets up H7N9 isolation wards

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 06:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... in the South China Sea to tourism. North Korea Daily NK Survey: 3 in 10 Chinese support military action, 5 in 10 support economic sanctions against North Korea. North Korean Economy Watch China ... enforcement of UN sanctions against North Korea. Environment Tea Leaf Nation China wages a long battle over styrofoam pollution. China File China's 95 environmental courts promise to re-shape ...

  4. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Since the handover, it has been state policy to keep the presence of the People's Liberation Army discreetly away from Hong Kong's general populace. So it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town ...


    Spratly Islands dispute defines China-Vietnam relations 25 years after naval clash

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent 25 years after China's naval clash with Vietnam at Johnson Reef, a second military battle is seen as unlikely- but Beijing's ambitions are growing Spratly island tensions persist The 25th anniversary this past week of the naval clash between China and Vietnam in the Spratly Islands is not merely cause to reflect on history; it speaks ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea's history of boundary changes must not be forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... by China Buried by time but not forgotten It might have been comic were people not being killed, with the Malaysian government using excessive aerial and ground firepower against a ragtag bunch ... it had been fondly supposed that Southeast Asia post-colonial and Qing-era China borders had been settled, with minor spats being resolved by the international court or bilateral compromises. ...

  7. 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 ... to regard this obscure feature, so far from home, as its southernmost point? I've been researching the question for some time while writing a book on the South China Sea. The most likely answer ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing's South China Sea claims fanciful I refer to the report ("Philippines to take maritime dispute with China to UN", January 23). Any fair-minded person viewing China's nine-dash line, that skirts the entire area of sea outside the 12-nautical-mile maritime territory of the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia, would come to the conclusion ...

  9. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    India mulls sending naval ships to Vietnam

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... north to a Russian area that was the site of Friday's incident. China has repeatedly warned India, both publicly and privately, against striking deals with Vietnam in areas bisected by its ... Greg Torode India mulls naval ships off Vietnam India's naval chief has raised the prospect of sending ships into the disputed South China Sea to defend its oil exploration interests ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says there's a good reason Hanoi is now highlighting the role its bitter wartime enemy once played in opposing China Saigon days Hanoi's intensifying propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ...




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