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  1. News - Asia

    Resource deals could end island rows: Australia FM

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 10:26am by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday urged Asian nations at odds over disputed islands in the South China and East China seas to find a way to draw up resource-sharing pacts. ... in claiming islands and waters even without effective control of them -- in some cases hundreds of miles from the Chinese mainland and close to rival claimants’ coasts. Tensions have spiked amid hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197887/resource-deals-could-end-island-rows-australia-fm
  2. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... in the vast area that Beijing claims in the resource-rich South China Sea. Analysts said the new rules rolled out by Hainan- the latest move to reinforce control of the intensely contested body of water- represented an escalation of Beijing's jurisdictional claims, and could lead to more expulsions of foreign fishing vessels. Chinese fishery laws have long stated that foreign vessels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1401803/expulsions-likely-hainan-requires-permission-fish-south-china-sea
  3. Appel wants more resources to aid training

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that the body is talking to the government about the possibility of getting additional facilities. 'There are two water sports centres run by the LCSD at St Stephen's beach and on the main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559475/appel-wants-more-resources-aid-training
  4. All at sea over disputed waters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Saturday warned that the US-Philippines drills had raised the risk of an armed confrontation over the disputed waters. The Pentagon has insisted the drill is a regular exercise 'not tied ... the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) have the authority or resources to manage other government agencies, particularly the People's Liberation Army, according to the report. 'Another key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998992/all-sea-over-disputed-waters
  5. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... requiring foreign fishing vessels to obtain permission to enter its waters, which it defined as the bulk of the sea. In December, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned China against any move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1418122/beijing-considering-new-south-china-sea-air-defence-zone-says-japanese
  6. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    US says Chinese fishing rules for South China Sea 'provocative'

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:57am by Associated Press

    ... Jen Psaki said Thursday that the regulations appear to apply to extensive maritime claims for which China has not offered any explanation or basis under international law. The affected waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1402044/us-says-chinese-fishing-rules-south-china-sea-provocative
  7. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Positives, negatives affect South China Sea dispute Waters in the South China Sea could remain calm in the short term as countries focus on hammering out a code of conduct with China. However, that could change mid-year when a UN tribunal begins to process a complaint filed by the Philippines over the legality of China's claim to most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1398411/positives-and-negatives-affect-south-china-sea-dispute
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... There has been no direct comment from the foreign ministry or defence officials on the December 5 incident in the South China Sea, where the USS Cowpens was operating in international waters. The US ... freedom of navigation in international waters, Beijing was obviously not pleased about US intelligence-gathering, especially that which involved getting close to new weapons systems and vessels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1382875/us-navy-accused-harassing-carrier-liaoning-south-china-sea-incident
  9. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for environmental sustainability should not be limited to concerns regarding air quality, but extend to all shared and common resources, including the availability of fresh water. Today there are between 40 ... The article headlined 'Farm weathers the drought' (October 29) reported widespread drought in Guangdong with water flows in the Dongjiang, upon which Hong Kong relies for 77 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476555/hong-kong-should-begin-conserve-water-now
  10. Learn to harness water from typhoons

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is time to think about diverting the floods to areas that need the water, to lowlands and reservoirs. Save these precious resources from the heavens. C. T. CHU, Pokfulam Three days to peace ... A tropical depression has just brought badly needed water to ease a drought in Hainan. Actually, God has always been very kind to China. Every year, typhoons bring to the land a billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511700/learn-harness-water-typhoons

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