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  1. 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
  2. Infographics - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    INFOGRAPHIC: Troubled waters

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:02am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz An oil rig deployed by Beijing in the South China Sea earlier this month caused outrage in Vietnam and led to protests in which at least four Chinese nationals were killed and more than 200 factories destroyed. Here we look at the sources of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1519613/infographic-troubled-waters
  3. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Ancient Chinese maps debunk Beijing's sea claims, says Philippine judge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Raissa Robles

    ... claim to 90 per cent of the 3.5 million sq km resource-rich South China Sea, part of which is also claimed by Manila. The Philippines has filed a case with the United Nations challenging Beijing's claims. Meanwhile, tensions between China and Vietnam have escalated in recent weeks following Beijing's dispatch of an oil rig to waters surrounding another contested island group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529543/ancient-maps-debunk-beijings-sea-claims-says-philippine-judge
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    The Hague court orders China to answer ‘nine-dash line’ claim in dispute with Philippines

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:58pm by AP

    ... virtually the entire strategic waters. In March, the Philippines filed another plea before a Hamburg, Germany-based UN tribunal, asking it to declare China’s claims as illegal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea – of which Manila and Beijing are both signatories. The Philippines contends that China’s claim over the strategic waters – believed to harbour vast oil and gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525253/hague-court-orders-china-answer-nine-dash-line-claims-dispute-philippines
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... angers Vietnam Vietnam protested a Chinese decision to begin drilling for oil in disputed waters of the South China Sea, calling the move illegal yesterday and demanding Beijing pull back from ... "immediately stop all the illegal activities and withdraw the rig from Vietnamese waters." Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked about Vietnam's protest, said the rig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  7. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China should give Vietnam a “lesson it deserves to get” if Hanoi ratchets up tension in the South China Sea, an aggressive editorial in state-run media said on Tuesday. The editorial in the Global Times newspaper comes after Vietnam reacted furiously to a decision by Beijing to move a deep-water drilling rig into disputed waters for the first time. Hanoi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505666/chinese-media-threatens-vietnam-lesson-it-deserves-over-oil-rig-row
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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