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  1. Anti-piracy co-ordination 'this year'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China's proposal for a centralised system to co-ordinate the efforts of more than 40 nations fighting piracy off Somalia is expected to be realised this year, a senior PLA ... about the establishment of a centralised system in co-ordinating anti-piracy efforts among navies in waters off Somalia has won widespread support from international society and those countries ...

  2. China may ask tribes for help on piracy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of ships from the world's navies, including China's, that are patrolling the seas off Somalia to deter piracy. The De Xin Hai was the first mainland ship hijacked since a PLA Navy task ... of mainland ships hijacked previously appear to have dealt directly with pirates' representatives, the involvement of the PLA Navy in anti-piracy work has raised the stakes for Beijing ...

  3. Shipping lines fretting over ransom ban

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... practical alternative.' In future, he said, crews may refuse to sail around the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden- the vital approach to the Suez Canal. Roger Middleton, a scholar on piracy ... Navios Apollon and its crew of 19, captured two months ago, after receiving an undisclosed ransom payment. The piracy situation is fuelling a cottage industry for private security firms, lawyers ...

  4. Military teamwork only answer to piracy

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Indian Ocean. There are hundreds of piracy attacks the world over each year, but never before has a vessel so large been taken so far offshore. Unsurprisingly, the alarm has prompted calls ... which pirates operate can the scourge be stamped out. Somalia is a lawless nation without a functioning central government. Piracy is a lucrative business for people struggling for decades ...

  5. EU trade chief laments piracy inaction

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... to guarantee free competition. Piracy has been a major issue in Hong Kong and the mainland, topping the list of video piracy offenders last year. Europe is closely watching the political relationship ...

  6. Put China on piracy blacklist, says US copyright alliance

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Music, film and software companies in the United States have criticised China's efforts to curb piracy and demanded the mainland be placed on a blacklist of countries ... industries, said piracy accounted for 90 per cent of China's domestic market and cost US companies US$2.5 billion last year. 'Our objective is to persuade the Chinese government ...

  7. Anti-piracy battle turns to Net

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... NAILENE CHOU WIEST in Beijing A regulation on internet piracy aimed at curbing illegal downloading of video, audio and software products will be issued next month by China's National ... technical knowledge for the task ahead. Speaking on the eve of today's fifth International IPR Day, Ms Zhao said rampant piracy was threatening the survival of China's nascent software ...

  8. Anti-piracy battle turns to internet

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Service providers to be held responsible for any downloads of pirated material A regulation on internet piracy aimed at curbing illegal downloading of video, ... age. Law-enforcement officers were being given the necessary technical knowledge for the task ahead. Speaking on the eve of today's fifth International IPR Day, Ms Zhao said rampant piracy ...

  9. Permanent stance needed in IPR fight

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in practice on an issue that it has largely treated as someone else's problem- intellectual property rights. So far the mainland has been part of the problem. At street level rampant piracy has ... and enforcing intellectual property rights at home? Given that piracy has become so entrenched, it will be a difficult change to manage to the satisfaction of foreign critics, but there are positive ...

  10. High stakes for maritime terrorism

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... customers. The insurers are acting on expert security advice that terrorists may infiltrate the piracy that is rampant in the virtually lawless waters to launch an attack on a giant oil tanker ... weight to such fears, although some experts are convinced they have had something to do with recent audacious acts of piracy. Nonetheless, the move by insurers to cover the potentially ...




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