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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... claim to 90 per cent of the 3.5 million sq km resource-rich South China Sea, part of which is also claimed by Manila. The Philippines has filed a case with the United Nations challenging ... it was important to establish that Beijing had no historical claim to the territory, even if "historical facts" can no longer be invoked under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  2. News - Hong Kong - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Hong Kong's Diaoyu activists plan to sue Japanese government

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Group looks at seeking compensation over arrests last week on the disputed islands Diaoyu activists plan to sue Japan Hong Kong's Diaoyu activists plan to sue the Japanese government for illegally arresting eight protesters involved in last week's expedition to the disputed islands. Chan Yue-nam, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022033/hong-kongs-diaoyu-activists-plan-sue-japanese-government
  3. Infographics - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    INFOGRAPHIC: Troubled waters

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:02am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz An oil rig deployed by Beijing in the South China Sea earlier this month caused outrage in Vietnam and led to protests in which at least four Chinese nationals were killed and more than 200 factories destroyed. Here we look at the sources of the maritime conflict between the two countries View the full screen version of this infographic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1519613/infographic-troubled-waters
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... the Philippines and other claimants. The United States shares many of the regional concerns about China's actions in the sea, which is potentially rich in gas and oil. Last week, US President Barack ... an ideological ally, runs deep in the country. This is exploited by dissident movements, who accuse the government of being unwilling to speak out against Beijing. Tran Cong Truc, the former head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  5. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse

    ... it deserves to get.” China and Vietnam fought a brief but bloody border war in 1979 which ended with Chinese forces withdrawing and both Hanoi and Beijing claiming victory. The two countries also have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505666/chinese-media-threatens-vietnam-lesson-it-deserves-over-oil-rig-row
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Washington supports the Philippines over its dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea The United States has criticised Beijing for being provocative ... state media on Tuesday accused the Philippines of violating morality and international law by seeking United Nations arbitration in the dispute. The attempted Chinese blockade, which led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462316/us-accuses-beijing-provoking-philippines-south-china-sea-dispute
  7. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Vanessa Piao

    ... of a bitter row between the two countries. The Japanese coastguard dispatched a helicopter in search of Xu after receiving a missing-person report from the Taiwanese rescue authorities on Wednesday. ... it said. Xu said on his microblog in late September that he planned to go to the disputed islands by balloon and attached a chart of his planned 360-kilometre flight. "Fly to the Diaoyu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1395717/chinese-balloonist-rescued-japan-after-failed-flight-disputed-islands
  8. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines to defy Beijing's South China Sea fishing rule, defence chief says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Palayan

    ... “We will not follow their rules in our own territory. Why do we need permission from another country that does not own our fishing grounds? These are ours,” he told reporters. “We still have ... Sea, in an area Manila calls the West Philippine Sea. “China has been projecting herself as a superpower, but chooses to pick on small countries like ours that have puny military capability.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407482/philippines-defy-beijings-south-china-sea-fishing-rule-defence-chief-says
  9. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Manila UN case means China may quit maritime pact

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:48pm by Raissa Robles

    ... for China to have joined the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) in the first place. The more you sue China, the more China would [want to] quit the treaty PROFESSOR SHEN DINGLI ... there were four ways available to settle the dispute: war, the UN tribunal, bilateral negotiations, and mediation by a third country. He said he advocated what he said was a win-win solution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378404/manila-un-case-means-china-may-quit-maritime-pact
  10. News - Hong Kong - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing Activists involved in the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands have been intercepted at sea four times this week by marine officers as authorities questioned the motive behind their movements. The activists said they were planning to go to another disputed island chain, the Spratlys, to fish. The foiled attempts led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356988/diaoyu-activists-blocked-sailing-marine-officials

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