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

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008213/birth-sansha-city-signals-death-diplomacy-south-china-sea-dispute
  2. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006263/tougher-line-urged-south-china-sea
  3. Stalemate in the South China Sea

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

    ... and respond to China's rise. However, it risks further highlighting Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. 'We're all watching to see who is going to blink first,' said Professor Carl Thayer of the Australian Defence Force Academy, a scholar who has studied South China Sea issues for four decades. 'My money is on China [not to blink]. They are ever more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000669/stalemate-south-china-sea
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996725/territorial-claims-set-out-map-south-china-sea
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973781/points-dispute-south-china-sea-become-clearer
  6. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... The South China Sea remains a sensitive issue between the two superpowers, with Beijing frequently voicing frustration over US military drills in the region with Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973249/us-shows-bad-timing-south-china-sea-general
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971651/cold-facts-support-chinese-claims-over-vietnams-south-china-sea
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971118/south-china-sea-stand-just-storm-teacup
  9. Conspicuous quiet on South China Sea

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The South China Sea was conspicuous by its absence from President Hu Jintao's remarks to US business leaders on China's security concerns, adding to Beijing's ... envoys and analysts have been watching his visit for signs of how the South China Sea issue will play out. China's actions triggered deep concern in Southeast Asia last year- concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736395/conspicuous-quiet-south-china-sea
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727932/piracy-rise-south-china-sea

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