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  1. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Oil rig stops exploration work near disputed Paracel Islands a month early

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:14am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of its vessels were pulled out more than a month ahead of schedule from the rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea. The move may temporarily ease the stand-off between China and Vietnam ... and Vietnamese vessels clash recently in disputed waters However, the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation said the work was "smoothly completed" on Tuesday. Hanoi said the rig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555221/china-says-oil-rig-finishes-mission-waters-vietnam
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China takes oil rig dispute with Vietnam to United Nations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AGENCIES

    ... to the U.N. China took its dispute with Vietnam over the deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting ... Ki-moon on Monday and asked the UN chief to circulate it to the 193 members of the General Assembly. China sent the rig into disputed waters on May 1, provoking a confrontation with Vietnamese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529539/china-takes-oil-rig-dispute-vietnam-united-nations
  3. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    'No problem' for Beijing if it ignores UN arbitration of Manila's territorial claim, experts say

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:08am by Minnie Chan, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... experts say Beijing is unlikely to face any consequences for refusing to respond to the Philippines' complaint to a United Nations arbitration tribunal over disputed waters in the South China ... to the Philippines' complaint. Manila asked the court to uphold its right to exploit waters within its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. Beijing is insisting the issue can only be solved via direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525541/no-problem-beijing-if-it-ignores-un-arbitration-manilas-territorial-claim
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Vietnam and Philippines jointly denounce China's maritime moves

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila In a rare show of unity, Hanoi and Manila denounce Beijing's maritime moves, vowing to oppose infringement of territorial waters Pressure mounts on china in sea row Vietnam and the Philippines were determined to oppose Chinese infringement of their territorial waters, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday, calling on the world to condemn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517441/vietnam-and-philippines-jointly-denounce-chinas-maritime-moves
  5. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    South China Sea becoming 'boiling pot' amid rising tensions, analysts say

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... its territorial waters and poaching sea turtles. "The posture of China is confusing. It says that it wants to maintain a good relationship with its neighbours, but it is also deliberately ... of the drilling. Hanoi declared the operation illegal, but Beijing said it was operating in sovereign waters, about 17 nautical miles from China. Confrontations escalated when Beijing and Hanoi deployed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508702/south-china-sea-becoming-boiling-pot-amid-rising-tensions-analysts-say
  6. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Philippines police capture Chinese fishing boat in South China Sea

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Philippine police confirm detention of Chinese fishing boat in waters close to the disputed Spratly Islands over haul of 500 turtles Philippines police seized a Chinese ... by “armed men”. The fishermen were on board the boat Qiongqionghai 09063, which was “intercepted by an unidentified armed vessel at about 10am in waters off” the Spratly Islands, Xinhua said, citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506539/armed-men-intercept-fishermen-south-china-sea-official-media
  7. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Protecting Chinese sovereignty in South China Sea is 'unshakable', Li tells economic forum

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Teddy Ng

    ... co-operation, but we will make a resolute response to any provocative moves that affect the peace and stability of the South China Sea," he said. The disputed waters have become a flashpoint between China and its Southeast Asian neighbours, particularly the Philippines and Vietnam. Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan also lay claim to parts of the disputed waters, but Beijing insists it owns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1474003/protecting-chinese-sovereignty-south-china-sea-unshakable-li-tells
  8. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    US would ‘help’ Philippines in South China Sea, says navy chief

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:45am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Jonathan Greenert also stressed that the US would honour its mutual defence treaty with the Philippines amid a seething territorial conflict with China over the resource-rich waters. “Of course we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427622/us-would-help-philippines-south-china-sea-navy-chief
  9. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China says Japan's 'hype' over air defence zone spreads regional tension

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 11:39am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands yesterday, according to Japan's coastguard. The Chinese coastguard vessels spent more than two hours in the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters off one of the Senkakus, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus, it said. China's State Oceanic Administration said three of its coastguard ships were patrolling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1419089/china-says-japans-hype-over-air-defence-zone-spreads-regional-tension
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Chinese ships patrol area contested by Malaysia

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... rules went into force demanding fishing boats seek permission to enter waters under the jurisdiction of China’s southern province of Hainan, an area the provincial government says covers much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1414237/chinese-ships-patrol-area-contested-malaysia

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