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Maritime disputes

Taipei, Manila agree to prevent violence in fishing disputes

The agreement was reached during their first preparatory meeting on fishery cooperation held in Manila on Friday, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement released late Saturday.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 1:48pm 1 comment

PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

Senior Chinese military officials came ready to talk at a major regional security forum over the weekend, surprising delegates with a new sense of openness at a time when Beijing is making strident claims to territory across Asia's seas.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:09am

US defence chief Chuck Hagel offers Hawaii meeting to ease Asian tensions

The US defence chief Chuck Hagel offered to host a meeting of Southeast Asian defence ministers in Hawaii next year, and at the same time sought to ease China's doubts over the US' military "pivot" to Asia.

2 Jun 2013 - 11:54am 3 comments

Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia.

2 Jun 2013 - 6:58am 1 comment

Teams begin parallel investigation into shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

Taiwan and the Philippines exchanged teams of investigators yesterday in a bid to settle a diplomatic row over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard.

28 May 2013 - 4:19am

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

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.

25 May 2013 - 5:26am 9 comments

PLA takes higher profile in disputed waters

The People's Liberation Army has stepped up publicity of its military activities in the South China Sea since the change of leadership last month, a move analysts say is intended to send a message to China's neighbours.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 3 comments

Top Taiwan official Lien Chan to meet Xi Jinping in Beijing

Speculation is rife in Taiwan media that Xi, who is poised to become president in March, might propose strengthening co-operation between Taipei and Beijing in exploiting maritime resources in the disputed waters of the East China Sea and South China Sea.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Cool heads will prevail in maritime dispute

History is littered with minor incidents that spiralled into devastating wars. The row between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands will not be one of them. Posturing and rhetoric are muddying the waters as new leaders Xi Jinping and Shinto Abe find their political feet. Both well know that even if there is a mishap, too much would be lost by letting circumstances spin out of control.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 1 comment

Beijing on back foot in radar row with Japan, analysts say

"The drawbacks for China are that it sets this new leadership in the world's eyes as hawkish, hard-line troublemakers," said Kerry Brown, a professor of Chinese politics at the University of Sydney. "If Xi travels around the globe preaching peaceful rise and all the rest of it, China's actions run the risk of undermining this and creating an environment where there is a lack of trust."

8 Feb 2013 - 4:57am 3 comments