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  1. News - China

    Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... claim over sparsely populated islands managed by Tokyo in the East China Sea. The Philippines and Vietnam have also charged that China has used assertive means to exert claims in the conflict-riven South China Sea, although tensions have abated slightly with Hanoi in recent weeks. State Councilor Yang Jiechi, addressing a press event at the end of the two days of talks, said ...

  2. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... bad' Beijing's rejection of international arbitration to resolve disputes over its claim to most of the South China Sea makes it look like a "bully" in the world community, a leading US expert on Chinese law said this week. In January, the Philippines challenged the validity of China's nine-dash line- which defines its claim to a sea area that stretches hundreds ...

  3. Urban-rural divide to narrow this year

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The income gap between the mainland's rural and urban residents is expected to continue narrowing slightly this year after reaching its widest point in recent years, a government think tank said yesterday. The urban-to-rural income ratio, which reached a record high of 3.33 to 1 in both 2007 and 2009, should drop to 3-1 this year, according ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea code of conduct between Asean and China in peril

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... negotiations with Asean over worsening tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines' actions in the past week may have provided them with one. Manila's move to use the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to force a ruling on China's controversial claim to virtually the entire South China Sea is as bold as it is intriguing, setting the stage for several years of legal ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila's action over South China Sea could risk aggravating disputes

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Sea dispute battle A single act in Manila this week shifted the diplomatic and legal battle lines in the intensifying South China Sea dispute. When Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del ... line", through which it stakes a claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. It could also further imperil troubled diplomatic efforts by China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon makes a rare intervention in South China Sea row

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode and Agencies Ban Ki-moon makes rare comment on territorial dispute, urging an amicable settlement but offering technical assistance if required U.N. chief intervenes in sea row UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a rare intervention yesterday in the deepening South China Sea sovereignty dispute, urging an "amicable" settlement but offering assistance ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China sounds clear warning over South China Sea

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says there's no doubting China's newfound assertiveness in pressing its South China Sea claims- and it is alarming others Clear warning In the evolving story of the South China Sea- now an issue with broadening international dimensions- the events of the past few days are potentially highly significant. The importance of reports from Hainan ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing praises Cambodia's efforts to limit discussions on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia Correspondent, in Phnom Penh Host’s efforts to limit discussions on rival territorial claims in South China Sea ‘helped to safeguard unity’ at East Asia Summit Cambodia 'helped protect Asean' China on Tuesday defended Cambodia's controversial bid to limit international discussions of South China Sea tensions, with a Foreign Ministry ...

  9. News - China

    Philippines urges China to discuss code on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok and Manila Philippines among nations to put pressure on China to instigate code for shared region Rulebook for South China Sea on agenda Philippine President Benigno Aquino will urge China to start negotiations on a set of rules to avoid conflict in the South China Sea during a regional summit next week, a government official said. The 10-member Association ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asia's fishermen in middle of South China Sea row

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse on Ly Son Island, Vietnam

    ... stability On the front line in battle for the sea When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew ... to assert its territorial claims. Swept along by nationalist sentiment, and forced to venture yet further out to sea to fill its nets, Asia's fishing fleet is increasingly on the front line ...




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