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  1. Fleet sails in as patrols stepped up

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing has stepped up patrols of the South China Sea, sending a fleet of four maritime surveillance ships to the disputed waters, state media said. The State Oceanic Administration sent the Haijian 83, one of its two biggest surveillance ships, equipped with helicopters, and the Haijian 84, its newest surveillance vessel launched only last ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... the strengthening of their capabilities, they will step up surveillance … That's why we now require foreign fishing vessels to get permission," he said. ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    PLA Navy's three fleets meet in South China Sea for rare show of force

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Army's North Sea, East Sea and South Sea fleets, national broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday. Meanwhile, three Chinese marine surveillance ships had monitored and obtained evidence before ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... maritime surveillance vessels and fisheries ships on Scarborough Shoal." Bautista was referring to one strategic area China calls Huangyan Island. Manila has continued to object to a Chinese ...

  5. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Chinese minister to start talks with Philippines over disputed island

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and Manila's competing claims to parts of the South China Sea escalated in April when Chinese maritime surveillance vessels arrived in the disputed waters near Luzon to protect Chinese fishermen ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The survey's margin of error was plus or minus 3 per cent. Fears raised over judges on surveillance panel Judges should be required to declare their political affiliations before being appointed to a panel responsible for vetting covert surveillance applications, lawmakers have said. DAB legislator Lau Kong-wah said judges who are members of political parties should not be appointed ...

  7. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Woody Island cruises to start in Hainan this month amid sea disputes

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... said. Fisheries administration and maritime surveillance vessels had conducted more than 50 patrols in the region, covering a total of 7,000 nautical miles. "[They] punished seven domestic ...

  8. Crosscurrents

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... it underscores the growing risk of accidents and miscalculation across the South China Sea. Increasing numbers of naval vessels, coastguard ships, surveillance craft and fishing boats now ply troubled ... of rescue assistance, backed by surveillance flights, were apparently enough of a show of sovereignty for Manila's ends. That does not lessen the significance of the incident, however. ...

  9. Points of dispute in South China Sea become clearer

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 allies insist that routine military activities include surveillance and are entirely permissible in what they consider international waters, including an economic zone. And while Beijing's ...


    Major development plan for Woody Island unveiled

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for fishery and maritime surveillance vessels. It also intends to build a new port, a desalination plant capable of handling 1,000 tonnes of sea water daily, a 500-kilowatt solar power station, ...




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