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  1. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China dredges channels near disputed islands as Beijing 'asserts stance on South China Sea'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Paracels, report says China is dredging navigation channels in a disputed area of the South China Sea in a move analysts say shows Beijing's increasingly assertive stance over its claims ... around that area of the South China Sea. "Some Chinese fishermen have complained that they are harassed by foreign vessels and escorts by law enforcement vessels are needed," Xu said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557769/china-dredging-channels-disputed-paracels-xinhua-reports
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Japan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels to 'strengthen maritime law enforcement'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Japan gives patrol boats to bolster Vietnam navy Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, in the latest sign ... a move likely to anger China which is pressing claims to 90 per cent of the potentially energy-rich sea, and worrying much of the region. "International security is getting more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564204/japan-provides-vietnam-6-vessels-strengthen-maritime-law-enforcement
  3. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China plans artificial island in disputed Spratlys chain in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KRISTINE KWOK, Minnie Chan

    ... Kristine Kwok and Minnie Chan The move indicates a shift from defence to offence in the East and South China seas China plans to make disputed reef a vast island China is looking to expand its biggest installation in the Spratly Islands into a fully formed artificial island, complete with airstrip and sea port, to better project its military strength in the South China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527059/china-plans-artificial-island-disputed-spratlys-chain-south-china-sea
  4. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam airs video of Chinese ship sinking fishing boat in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:15pm

    ... Vietnam has released dramatic footage showing a large Chinese ship chasing and ramming one of its fishing boats that then sank near an oil rig in contested waters in the South China Sea ... China claims nearly all of the South China Sea and has become increasingly assertive in staking those claims. Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan have competing claims to parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526701/vietnam-airs-video-chinese-ship-sinking-fishing-boat-south-china-sea
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to charge nine Chinese fishermen for ‘poaching’ in South China Sea

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:56pm by Agencies and Teddy Ng

    ... charges amplify maritime dispute The Philippines has charged nine Chinese fishermen arrested in disputed waters in the South China Sea with environmental crimes, even though Beijing demanded ... and catching a protected species. Filipino police said they found hundreds of sea turtles- a protected species- on the Chinese fishing vessel. Police detained the 11 crew members, but two were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510566/philippines-charge-nine-chinese-fishermen-poaching-south-china-sea
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    US, Philippines stage war games amid rising South China Sea tensions

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila As the Philippines disputes China's claim to parts of the South China Sea, US and Filipino marines carried out a mock amphibious assault on a beach there as part of their annual joint military drills Scores of US and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines on Friday in war games aimed at honing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1508222/us-philippines-marines-raid-beach-war-games-amid-south-china-sea-tensions
  7. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Video shows 'Vietnamese boat ramming Chinese ships' in disputed waters

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 09:49am by Minnie Chan

    ... ministry has released the first video clips of a Vietnamese boat ramming maritime police vessels sent by Beijing after a Chinese oil rig was installed in contested waters in the South China Sea ... for "infringing upon Chinese territory" in the South China Sea. Wang said Vietnam had violated a diplomatic consensus reached in 1974 by then premier Zhou Enlai and Vietnam's then prime minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532371/beijing-accuses-vietnam-ramming-vessels-over-1500-times
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing laying a trap for the Philippines in South China Sea, say experts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:48pm by Alan Robles

    ... they would want to control all the disputed islands before a decision [by the arbitration committee on the law of the sea] is made. So even if they lose the case, there is nothing more to talk ... undersecretary Evan Garcia stressed the importance of a code of conduct in the South China Sea after Manila filed a case with the UN on Sunday challenging Beijing's claim to most of the disputed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463280/beijing-laying-trap-philippines-south-china-sea-say-experts
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam and Philippines to hold sporting contests on Spratlys

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Sports diplomacy hits the Spratlys Troops from the Philippines and Vietnam planned a round of sports diplomacy on contested islands in the South China Sea ... the others. It is part of a broader struggle for control over the South China Sea, which has enormous trade and military significance as a maritime link between the Pacific and Indian oceans. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526140/vietnam-and-philippines-hold-sporting-contests-spratlys
  10. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    State firms barred from Vietnam contract bids

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:15am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... several sources familiar with the matter said, as the two countries are embroiled in an increasingly bitter dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea. An official working ... and Chinese ships have been involved in a series of clashes since China set up an oil rig near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea last month. Tensions over the move caused anti-China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528221/state-firms-barred-vietnam-contract-bids

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