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  1. Piracy on the rise in South China Sea

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis The South China Sea is becoming a piracy hotspot with an increase in the number of attacks, two anti-piracy bodies said yesterday. The level of violence is also escalating in Asian waters, one of the regional piracy watchdogs said. But unlike the situation in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, pirates in the South China Sea are focused on stealing cash ...

  2. Tour of South China Sea shortened to one race

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Tour of South China Sea has been drastically shortened this year to just a single 80-kilometre, 10-lap race on Tsing Yi Island because of organisational complications thrown up by the Asian Games. The tour is normally held over seven stages of about 100km each on various routes through Guangdong, with one or two stages in Hong Kong before ending in Macau. ...

  3. War of words heats up with US over South China Sea disputes

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Anger over Washington's renewed expression of a 'national interest' in territorial disputes in the South China Sea is gathering momentum in Beijing, ... colonialism in the 19th century. 'Outside forces' involvement will only complicate the South China Sea issue and add difficulty to its solution,' it said. The commentary, written ...

  4. South China Sea becomes Beijing's latest 'core interest'

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok First there were Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang. Now the South China Sea has become the latest addition to China's 'core interests' in territorial integrity. ... an intensifying competition in Asia's oceans. The talks on China's assertion over the South China Sea and, hence, its naval power in the region were renewed as Japan's Kyodo news agency ...

  5. Show of force in PLA South China Sea drill

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Greg Torode Crack warships from the PLA's three naval fleets jointly exercised in the disputed South China Sea in a move that was hailed by the state media ... drills off the Korean Peninsula. The US further angered Beijing last week by declaring that the resolution of disputes in the South China Sea is in the US' 'national interest'. ...

  6. South China Sea pirates double their attacks

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Pirate attacks in the South China Sea have doubled in the past six months compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released yesterday by the International Maritime Bureau. The bureau said 15 vessels reported incidents, compared with seven in the first six months of last year. These included a tug that was believed to have been hijacked off ...

  7. 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 ... for a legally binding code of conduct between Asean and China on the South China Sea. The push comes after a week of tit-for-tat exchanges between the two former enemies that ended with Vietnamese ...

  8. Is South China Sea bubble about to burst?

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a hand in regulating the property market there.' If there is a property bubble on the South China Sea island, it won't be the first. Soon after being designated a special economic zone ... of Chinese holidaymakers. 'Sanya is the one and only place in the whole of China with warm weather at Lunar New Year,' he said. 'Travel by Chinese citizens to almost any overseas ...

  9. Head south for sun and sea

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For those new to Hong Kong, its meandering hillside roads that lead to the quieter south side are an unknown element of the island. Stretching from the fishing-boat harbour in Aberdeen (Heung Kong Tsai in Cantonese), and as far south to Tai Tam, south side not only provides spectacular views of the South China Sea and towards Lamma Island, but access to white-sand beaches, ...

  10. PLA opens missile base; S China Sea in range

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Greg Torode A new missile base has been operating in northern Guangdong for a month amid rising tensions over the disputed South China Sea. The base in Shaoguan ... to be capable of precise strikes over more than 2,000 kilometres, effectively putting Taiwan as well as the Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea within range. China has ...




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