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    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia. Japan is seeking to create a National Security Council so it can ... by the international community," he told the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual forum in Singapore. He stressed the importance of avoiding tensions in the region "not by violence but through ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE: ANALYSIS

    PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:17pm by Reuters

    ... to territory across Asia's seas. No one expected any resolution of disputes over maritime boundaries, accusations of cyberespionage, Beijing's suspicions about America's strategic "pivot" towards Asia or other prickly issues at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. But the charm offensive by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers, less than a week before ...

  3. News - Asia - MARITIME

    South China Sea strategic complexities sharpen into focus

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Seven as "Hawaii-based", according to an Indonesian online report. The group is in fact based in Yokosuka, Japan.   The mounting strategic complexities across China's maritime ... centred on some of the region's most strategic submarine choke-points. The developing ties are being closely watched by military attachés and analysts across the region, with the deep ...

  4. The missing link in economic relations

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of the story we are probably missing. The local media has paid close attention to the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) between China and the US. That is a high-profile gathering at least partly ... Bernard Chan The media and other observers in Hong Kong closely follow the ups and downs in economic relations between mainland China and the United States, for obvious reasons. We want ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's economic boom savaging coral reefs, study says

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 11:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney China’s economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 per cent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found on Thursday, ... development, pollution and overfishing linked to the Asian giant’s aggressive economic expansion were the major drivers, the authors said, describing a “grim picture of decline, degradation ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... on security Asean defence chiefs agreed earlier this month to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the strategic Malacca Strait next year. While that may not seem exactly earth-shaking, ... Asean centrality in security architecture for the region. Asean, formed in 1967 as a pro-West capitalist bulwark against the spread of communism, emphasising enhanced economic co-operation, ...

  7. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    US says Chinese fishing rules for South China Sea 'provocative'

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:57am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US says new restrictions by Chinese authorities on other countries’ fishermen in the disputed South China Sea are “provocative and potentially dangerous.” The regulations, which took effect this month, require foreign fishermen to ask China’s permission to operate within most of the vast, strategic waterway. US State Department spokeswoman ...

  8. 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. ... of the United Nations Law of the Sea that allows for freedom of navigation within another nation's economic zone, but not military activities such as surveillance. But the United States and its ...

  9. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... economic partner of China, with pledges to waive debt and extend new loans. Kishida will also visit Singapore, Brunei and Australia. Next week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make his ... in the region. "China is an important country for Japan," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, stressing the strategic nature of Japan's bilateral ties with the world's second ...




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