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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines files UN case challenging China's claims in South China Sea

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila presses case before arbitration tribunal challenging China over resource-rich waters in South China Sea, but Beijing will not take part Philippines ... and resource-rich waters as a violation of international law. "It is about defending what is legitimately ours. It is about securing our children's future. It is about guaranteeing freedom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461286/philippines-files-un-case-challenging-chinas-claims-south-china-sea
  2. 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

    ... significant waters – prefers to negotiate with them individually, rather than in international forums. “The Philippines attempted to solicit international sympathy through disguising itself as a small ...

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

    Chinese ships enter territorial waters, says Japan coastguard

    Posted May 05th 2013, 01:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Three Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Sunday, Japan’s coastguard said. The maritime surveillance ships ... the five islands in recent months, sparking diplomatic clashes with Japan. In late April, eight Chinese government vessels sailed into the disputed waters, the biggest flotilla in a single day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230556/chinese-ships-enter-territorial-waters-says-japan-coastguard
  4. 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

    ... island province of Hainan and took effect this year as tensions have escalated over overlapping claims to the waters between China, the Philippines, Vietnam and other nations. Gazmin, visiting a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea. ...

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

    Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

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

    ... It found the half-deflated balloon and Xu about half an hour later. Xu had issued a radio distress signal before his balloon went down. He was picked up in international waters 22 kilometres south ... for the Taiwanese authorities to inform the better-resourced Japanese coastguard if there was a problem in the area. "The Japanese coastguard has more vessels and patrols around that area," Lian ...

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

    Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

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

    ... of Hong Kong waters at about 11am and again at 5pm, when the department requested them to stop. Officers reminded the vessel owner of a directive issued by the marine chief. At about 9.15pm, Kai Fung No2 again approached the water boundary. Marine officers asked the vessel to stop and requested help from the police. Marine police officers boarded the boat without the need to use any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356988/diaoyu-activists-blocked-sailing-marine-officials
  7. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China patrols disputed waters, denies firing on Vietnamese boat

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 01:51am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s increasingly powerful navy has denied firing on a Vietnamese boat in disputed waters in the South China Sea, state media said on Wednesday, as its craft made wide-ranging patrols of the region. The denial came during naval patrols which on Tuesday took Chinese ships within 80 kilometres of the Malaysian coast, amid rising international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201451/china-patrols-disputed-waters-denies-firing-vietnamese-boat
  8. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China ships in disputed Diaoyu waters as tension runs high

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese ships were spotted on Sunday in disputed East China Sea waters, Japanese officials said, as Tokyo considered disclosing video footage ... Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Tokyo and Diaoyu by Beijing, which also claims them. They were seen sailing in the contiguous waters near one of the outcrops as of 9am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1147411/china-ships-disputed-diaoyu-waters-tension-runs-high
  9. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan summons China envoy after ships enter disputed waters

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 11:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo summoned China’s envoy on Tuesday in protest after what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing. “The foreign ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador over ships entering the waters near Senkaku islands,” said a foreign ministry official, referring to a chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1143626/japan-summons-china-envoy-after-ships-enter-disputed-waters
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters, says Japan

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Three Chinese government ships were in waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Tokyo on Wednesday, a day after Japan’s premier suggested a summit could help mend frayed ties. Japan’s coastguard said the maritime surveillance boats entered waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled islands known as the Senkakus in Japan, which Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1139250/three-chinese-ships-disputed-island-waters-says-japan

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