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  1. 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 ...

  2. South China Sea's tsunami history

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry It's been more than two centuries since a major tsunami resulted from an earthquake under the South China Sea, the worst the world was to see until recent events. ... that usually occurs further out to sea. ...

  3. Unesco seeks to protect South China Sea's heritage

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The South China Sea's rich history of maritime trade and its unexplored cultural heritage, especially shipwrecks, single it out as needing protection, Unesco officials ... can be exhibited or they can stay in the sea. One could also transform shipwrecks for the tourism trade,' Mr Clement said. Unesco defines underwater cultural heritage as 'all traces ...

  4. Liaoning sends drones over East China Sea

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and increase the risk of diplomatic disputes. 'The operation looks dangerous.' Chinese fishermen operating in the East China Sea have often been arrested and fined by South Korean marine ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese marine authorities began drone patrols for the first time over water and islands in the East China Sea close to North Korea last week. ...

  5. Sea dive risks stoking tensions

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... media they were preparing for the submarine's dive of more than four kilometres to the bottom of a South China Sea basin some time next year. The exact location of the surveying mission has not been disclosed, but they are due to travel to the basin, which lies 200 kilometres west of Manila and north of the Spratly Islands. Professor Zhang Mingliang, a specialist on South China Sea ...

  6. Old china haul, and the ship carrying it, raised from the sea

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A merchant ship that sank 800 years ago loaded with thousands of pieces of porcelain was raised from the bottom of the South China Sea with its relics yesterday morning ... to reach the 130,000 square metre China's Silk Road on the Sea Museum, where water temperature, pressure and other environmental conditions inside the huge glass pool are the same as those ...

  7. Joint pact urged on deep-sea oilfields

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China Sea and urged China to further relax restrictions on Japanese agricultural products. Matsumoto, on his first official visit to China since becoming foreign minister on March 9, met Foreign ... to Yang that a legally binding agreement between the two sides should be established to facilitate joint exploration in the East China Sea. 'Japanese companies have agreement to invest in oil ...

  8. Shenzhen-bound fung shui pines seized in sea chase

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in the dark. Police and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department have stepped up patrols at sea and in country parks in an effort to curb theft of the trees which are in demand during ... in residential and commercial units,' Superintendent Kong Sai-cheng, head of the Marine Police regional crime unit, said. Monday's seizure was the first at sea since last March, he said. ...

  9. Yellow Sea fleet strengthened by two new ships

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China is sending two surveillance ships to the Yellow Sea, near waters where a joint drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, and South ... territorial waters in the Yellow Sea, it said. The ships will be used to crack down on violations of China's maritime interests, illegal use of Chinese waters and damage to its marine ...

  10. Finding its sea legs

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... waters. Negotiations with Japan and South Korea remain deadlocked over Beijing's claim to virtually all the continental shelves of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea and their resources, ... and South Korea have sparred over jurisdiction over a submerged reef in the Yellow Sea called Socotra Rock by the West and Suyan Rock by China. Far more prominent has been the long-simmering dispute ...




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