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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam marks 40th anniversary of China's invasion of Paracel Islands

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:20pm by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Hanoi Conflict with China in 1974 over the contested Paracel Islands marked for first time by Hanoi Vietnam marks anniversary of battle over islands Activists chanted ... from Vietnam, China invaded the Paracel Islands, called the Xisha Islands by Beijing and the Hoang Sa Islands by Hanoi. The islands had been held by the US-backed South Vietnamese regime. More ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Outcry after Chinese tourists pictured hunting rare sea creatures in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:32pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Months after the first Chinese tour ship sailed into the disputed Paracel Islands claimed by both China and Vietnam, the country’s online community has ... to the previously unexplored Paracels - often advertised as ”China’s Maldives" - and boasted of hunting sea creatures on the islands. Aside from the more common activities such as fishing, diving ...


    Chinese tour ship sets sail to disputed Paracel islands

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 04:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... territorial row between Beijing and its neighbours. Plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands is the latest stage in China’s development of the territory, which has previously angered Vietnam and caused concern in Washington. Vietnam and China have a longstanding territorial row over the Paracel Islands. Hanoi last month accused a Chinese vessel of firing on one of its fishing ...

  4. Vietnam fails to bring China into Paracels talks

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Vietnam appears to have failed in its latest bid to convince China to open talks on their long-simmering territorial dispute over the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. ... issues' had been reached, a later statement made clear the Paracels were not yet part of that consensus. 'The negotiations are still going on,' Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong ...

  5. Islands to become tourist zone

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland authorities said holidaymakers would be allowed to travel to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea by end of this year, in a plan ... among Paracel Islands' 22 islets - is scheduled to open for tourists within the year. The Paracel Islands, a military zone, have been off-limits for decades, and they lack necessary tourism ...

  6. Heritage zones in Paracels to Protect relics

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Heritage protection zones will be set up along the reefs of the Paracel Islands, Hainan's provincial government said yesterday. The move follows ... authorities said four heritage protection zones will be set up at North Reef, Discovery Reef, Vuladdore Reef and Crescent Reef in the Paracel Islands, also known as the Xisha Islands on the mainland. ...

  7. Paracels row 'needs to be settled'

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paracel Islands. A settlement could help ease 'dangerous' tensions in the South China Sea and promote similar deals with other claimants, he said. Professor Jerome Cohen, director ... its occupation of the islands. Only China and Vietnam claim the Paracels while the larger Spratlys chain to the south is claimed by all five countries. Taiwan's claims mirror ...

  8. China refuses to yield on Paracels

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... over its occupation of the Paracel Islands. Officials close to the talks- confirmed in a statement to the Sunday Morning Post from the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry- said, while long-term ... sovereignty of both the Paracels and the larger Spratly Islands chain. China and Vietnam claim both island groupings in their entirety, while Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei claim the Spratlys ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers on Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died. Vietnam and China have been locked in long-standing territorial disputes over the Spratly and Paracel Islands, which both countries claim, and often trade ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to step up aerial surveys of disputed islands

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Minnie Chan

    ... it would base a 5,000-tonne patrol ship at Sansha on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands- known as the Xisha Islands in China and Hoang Sa Islands in Vietnam- to conduct regular patrols. Aside from ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Monitoring aims to stamp sovereignty over disputed territory in East and South China Seas Beijing to step up surveys of islands from air The State Oceanic ...




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