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  1. Border protection emblem unveiled

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, and the Philippines and Vietnam over the South China Sea. Tensions between China and its neighbours have simmered for several months, prompting ...

  2. Island voters put urban growth as top concern

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Development is the dominant concern of most of those voting in next month's council elections in the increasingly urbanised Islands District. Those living in an ever-more crammed new town say there is too much develop ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... While potentially uniting disparate exile and domestic groupings, South China Sea tensions swiftly inflame foreign-based nationalists, and Hanoi remains wary of any claims that it is not doing ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... unity on South China Sea issues US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on Southeast Asian nations to present a united front to Beijing in dealing with increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and set a date for diplomatic progress to be made. Clinton, who will arrive in Beijing today for two days of talks with Chinese officials, is expected ...

  5. Desperate struggle to forge sea code

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... tensions in the disputed South China Sea. Asean envoys have privately expressed alarm in recent days at statements from Chinese officials that appear to confirm that planned talks next month ... Sea- has recently finalised a suggested code for discussion with Beijing. A comprehensive code was promised in the landmark Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea agreed ...

  6. Hawkish commander heads South Sea Fleet

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com A famously hawkish senior navy commander has been appointed as the political commissar of the South Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy. Vice-Admiral Wang Dengping, previously the political commissar of the North Sea Fleet, will now oversee the fleet that patrols the disputed South China Sea waters. His appointment follows Beijing's moves to step up its ...

  7. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea ahead of a key regional summit in Cambodia this week. China should rethink its current policies in handling territorial disputes and act more assertively to strengthen its sovereignty ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms ...

  8. US urges calm in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The United States has called on nations involved in sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea to refrain from any provocative action ahead ... in Asia's prosperity. Tensions in the South China Sea have escalated in recent months, with China and Vietnam taking bolder steps to assert their sovereignty. Beijing last month announced ...

  9. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tensions in the South China Sea could provide a chance to forge co-operation across the Taiwan Strait, but political trust between Taipei and Beijing ... of cross-strait political trust, he said. 'On the South China Sea issue, the problem is that Taiwan's navy is incapable of defending the islets we control- such as Taiping- in a large military ...

  10. Beijing draws onnew weapons in sea dispute

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea. Clearly the PLA Navy's growing reach, demonstrated by anti-piracy patrols and increased excursions into regional waters, is a major reason the decades-old conflict is attracting ... of Philippine fruit. China also has a modern state-run industrial system capable of churning out the two huge exploration vessels that sailed into an undisputed section of the South China Sea ...




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