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Chinese officials fill up first Sansha cruise in disputed seas

Sansha, on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, is now considered by China part of Hainan province. Photo: AFP

More civil servants than actual tourists climbed aboard the first Chinese cruise ship to visit disputed South China Sea islands on Sunday.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 4:20pm 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2013

Hong Kong's king of pop Leslie Cheung in 2000. Photo: AFP

The death of Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven marks closure for a woman who galvanised not only her own generation, but those to come. Loathed and loved with equal passion, Thatcher herself prized one thing more than any other - the success of Britain for all its citizens.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 3 comments

Woody Island cruises to start in Hainan this month amid sea disputes

A China Marine Surveillance worker heads to Woody Island, Sansha city, Hainan. Island tours will start this month, but visitors cannot stay overnight. Photo: Xinhua

The Hainan provincial government will begin sightseeing cruises to China's newest city, Sansha on tiny Woody Island, this month, a deputy governor of the province said yesterday.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:56pm 1 comment

Chinese fishermen on front line of marine dispute in South China Sea

Tanmen fisherman find rich marine stocks in the South China Sea, some parts of which are under territorial dispute. Photos: AFP

The tropical waters of the South China Sea are among the most contested on earth, but Chinese fishermen who sail in them shrug off the dangers of navigating between multiple competing claimants.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am