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  1. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M Abdi in Calcutta India has thwarted a bid by smaller neighbours to make China a permanent member of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc). A senior Indian ... forays into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' region- considered China's backyard- Beijing wants to give New Delhi a run for its money south of the Himalayas. The moves ...

  2. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Asia were ineffective, resulting in uncertainty over regional stability. 'The situation in the South China Sea does not look optimistic,' said Luo Yuan, a retired People's ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Greg Torode The country's leading foreign affairs and military experts yesterday called on Beijing to take a tougher approach to mounting tensions in the South ...

  3. Points of dispute in South China Sea become clearer

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If weeks of diplomacy surrounding the disputed South China Sea have yet to calm tensions fully, they have at least shown the region's strategic fault-lines in ever-sharper relief. When People's Liberation Army chief Chen Bingde met his US counterpart Admiral Mike Mullen in China last week, the South China Sea surfaced in their private and public discussions ...

  4. South China Sea stand-off is just storm in a teacup

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei Escalating tensions over the disputed South China Sea in recent weeks are showing little sign of abating and have begun to generate worries among some analysts ... Since July, when Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that it was in the interests of the United States to ensure the freedom of navigation and peace in the South China Sea, Beijing has remained ...

  5. Hanoi eyes Asean card on South China Sea

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent Fearful of rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam will attempt this week to overturn a recent Chinese diplomatic victory in keeping the issue firmly off the agenda of the Asean grouping. As current host of the twice-yearly gathering of the 10 leaders of Southeast Asia, Hanoi is pushing for action to start talks about the need ...

  6. Cold facts support Chinese claims over Vietnam's in the South China Sea

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... islands. Chinese navies have been navigating the South China Sea since the Song dynasty, and islands there appeared on Chinese maps in the Yuan, Ming and Qing. Chinese written records on the islands go back far earlier than any Vietnamese records. Also, the Republic of China reiterated sovereignty over the South China Sea after the Japanese renounced all territories that they had ...

  7. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Island- one of many disputed territories in the South China Sea- drives a bulldozer through the diplomatic and legal niceties about who owns what in one of Asia's most hotly contested areas. ... Trefor Moss Was it Deng Xiaoping who said that possession is nine-tenths of the law? No matter. China is actively applying this simple precept in the South China Sea, a disputed region ...

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

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland authorities will publish a map of the South China Sea this year to strengthen their claim to the disputed region. The map is part of a national ... priorities for this year. '[The government will] continue the research programme on mapping the South China Sea, making and publishing maps of the South China Sea and its islands with a view ...

  9. Stalemate in the South China Sea

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent It may be a tiny cluster of rocks barely visible at high tide, but Scarborough Shoal is exposing some of the region's most dramatic fault lines. ... keen to re-engage across East Asia and home to an ageing military operated by leaders long unsure how to live up to promises of defending their territory. But the stand-off also resonates ...

  10. China faces up to Asia's sea change

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... towards Vietnam over the South China Sea enabled Hanoi, as host, to get the matter back not only onto Asean's agenda; it also encouraged the US to implicitly support the Southeast Asian countries by asserting its own interest in the freedom of that sea. And remember 2010 as a year when China unnecessarily riled India over border issues, South Korea over Beijing's failure ...




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