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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... it was important to establish that Beijing had no historical claim to the territory, even if "historical facts" can no longer be invoked under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, ... with the dispute, having signed a Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Philippine "archipelagic baseline law" which staked ownership over islands in the South China Sea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    The Hague court orders China to answer ‘nine-dash line’ claim in dispute with Philippines

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:58pm by AP

    ... Convention on the Law of the Sea – of which Manila and Beijing are both signatories. The Philippines contends that China’s claim over the strategic waters – believed to harbour vast oil and gas reserves – violate international law and overlap the territories of the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan. INFOGRAPHIC: Troubled waters- sources of conflict in the South China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525253/hague-court-orders-china-answer-nine-dash-line-claims-dispute-philippines
  3. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... exclusive economic zone and continental shelf as defined by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. "All foreign activities in Vietnam's seas without Vietnam's permission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... state media on Tuesday accused the Philippines of violating morality and international law by seeking United Nations arbitration in the dispute. The attempted Chinese blockade, which led ... of evidence to back its case. It argues that the Chinese stance is illegal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and interferes with the Philippines’ sovereign rights to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462316/us-accuses-beijing-provoking-philippines-south-china-sea-dispute
  5. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines files UN case challenging China's claims in South China Sea

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... and resource-rich waters as a violation of international law. "It is about defending what is legitimately ours. It is about securing our children's future. It is about guaranteeing freedom ... to declare China's claims illegal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The filing beats a March 30 deadline set by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Chief Philippine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461286/philippines-files-un-case-challenging-chinas-claims-south-china-sea
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines to defy Beijing's South China Sea fishing rule, defence chief says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Palayan

    ... a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407482/philippines-defy-beijings-south-china-sea-fishing-rule-defence-chief-says
  7. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Manila UN case means China may quit maritime pact

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:48pm by Raissa Robles

    ... for China to have joined the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) in the first place. The more you sue China, the more China would [want to] quit the treaty PROFESSOR SHEN DINGLI ... said the Philippines had blundered by going to the UN International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea to seek judgment on the validity of China's "nine-dash line", through which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378404/manila-un-case-means-china-may-quit-maritime-pact
  8. News - Hong Kong - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... waters. If the vessel violates the direction issued by the director of marine, the Marine Department will act in accordance with the law, and will request assistance from the police, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356988/diaoyu-activists-blocked-sailing-marine-officials
  9. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Manila expects early UN ruling on sea dispute with Beijing

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... by China’s “nine-dash line” – the historic claim that reaches deep into the maritime heart of Southeast Asia. Del Rosario also accused China of violating international laws and a non-binding pact ... maritime claims, based on the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea. A diplomat familiar with the arbitration proceedings said the tribunal would give China six months to respond before holding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338938/manila-expects-early-un-ruling-sea-dispute-beijing
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese tour ship sets sail to disputed Paracel islands

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

    ... “Those who want to manipulate China’s moves to make trouble are not admirers of international law and regional security.” Officials earlier this month confirmed they would open up the Islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1225292/chinese-tour-ship-sets-sail-disputed-paracel-islands

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